Dr Anupam Paul

Consultant Rheumatologist


Clinical Interests

  • Early diagnosis and treatment of all types of inflammatory arthritis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis etc.)
  • Soft tissue rheumatism e.g. tennis and golfer’s elbow, trochanteric bursitis, shoulder pain due to bursitis / tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome etc.
  • Connective tissue diseases e.g. Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Joint and soft tissue injections

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • General Medical Council

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough


Personal profile

Dr Anupam Paul is an experienced consultant rheumatologist with an established practice in the NHS spanning almost a decade. He has passionately developed a flexible working model for rheumatology service with a view to improving access to early diagnosis as well as to urgent care, recognizing the fluctuating nature of rheumatological conditions.  He aims to provide a safe, patient centered, empathetic and evidence-based care to every single patient.

Dr Paul graduated from the University of Delhi, India in 1994 and completed postgraduate training in General Medicine in India obtaining MD degree from University of Delhi. He commenced his postgraduate training in the UK in 2003 as a junior doctor and completed his specialist training in Rheumatology and General (Internal) Medicine in the West Midlands rotation in 2011 leading to award of certificate of completion of specialist training (CCT) in both Rheumatology and General (Internal) Medicine. He has been elected to fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2015.

Dr Paul is currently a substantive NHS consultant at The James Cook University Hospital, a busy teaching hospital in Middlesbrough and also offers monthly peripheral clinics at Whitby Community Hospital. He is a general rheumatologist and has expertise in a range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions. He has a special interest in early inflammatory arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism.

He has completed Level 2 accreditation in musculoskeletal ultrasonography by European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and skilfully applies musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic purposes and also for guiding injections. He leads the South Tees ‘Living Well with Your Fibromyalgia’ multidisciplinary education and therapy programme for fibromyalgia. He is currently the lead for clinical audits in the department.

Dr Paul is also a keen educator and has completed Master of Medical Education (MMedEd) from University of Warwick. He enjoys teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students and is currently a clinical mentor for medical students. He has published scientific papers widely in international journals and has presented in national and international conferences.

Dr Paul is recognised by all major UK insurers. He is also fully registered with the General Medical Council.

Dr Paul offers consultation for diagnosis and medical treatment of all kinds of musculoskeletal and rheumatological problems in adults. He also performs a wide range of joint and soft tissue injections.

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