Dr Ashok Rai

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBChB (B'ham), MRCP

Clinical Interests

  • Connective tissue disorders
  • SLE Metabolic bone disease (MBD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Raynauds
  • Inflammatory joint disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypermobility Syndrome


Personal profile

Dr Ashok Rai is a leading rheumatologist with over 20 years of experience. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, osteoporosis, arthritis, inflammatory conditions, connective tissue disorders and metabolic bone disease.

Dr Rai graduated at Birmingham Medical School in 1985 with a specialisation in rheumatology and now he teaches further generations of rheumatologists at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing clinical supervision. He has coordinated various research studies regarding the topics of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Dr Rai has several years of management and service improvement/change experience and is currently the Clinical Director/Lead of our busy NHS Countywide Rheumatology Unit. He also leads the Rheumatology multi-professional team approach across these sites.

He is also engaged in undergraduate and post-graduate medical teaching and clinical supervision. I am a University of Birmingham Medical School Senior Academy Tutor, and a visiting Professor at the University of Worcester.

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