Dr Hector Chinoy is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Rheumatologist. His NHS practice is based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, where he looks after patients with a variety of musculoskeletal complaints, co-directs the biologics clinic, and a combined psoriatic arthritis-psoriasis clinic. He is also principal investigator on a number of clinical trials.

He is also employed by The University of Manchester, where he is actively involved with research, medical education of medical students and doctors, and is Programme Director for the Clinical Rheumatology MSc Programme. Dr Chinoy has authored 90 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, has presented multiple research abstracts in national and international conferences, and is considered to be a global expert in inflammatory myopathy.

He reviews manuscripts for a number of key Rheumatology and Neurology journals and represents the NHS England Specialised Rheumatology on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Chinoy firmly believes in the importance of clear, open communication with patients and sufferers of musculoskeletal conditions. He sees a wide range of rheumatic diseases at Salford Royal and closely works alongside a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and podiatrists.

On completing his medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 1996, Dr Chinoy trained in Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. He completed an Arthritis Research UK Fellowship at The University of Manchester studying myositis, a condition which causes disabling symptoms due to inflammation of muscle, and was awarded a PhD in 2007. In 2009 he became a Consultant Rheumatologist and in 2010 was awarded a Senior Clinical Lectureship in Rheumatology.

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