Dr Sara Carty

Consultant Rheumatologist

MB BS, FRCP, PhD

Year qualified:1997

Specialty

Personal profile

I have been a consultant since 2008 and recently moved to Swindon. Prior to this I was a consultant in Aneurin Bevan NHS Trust in Gwent South Wales. I undertook my registrar training in Manchester, Bath and South Wales where I obtained a PhD by undertaking a laboratory based project in the rheumatology research laboratory at the University Hospital of Wales. 

I investigated the potential benefits of combination therapy which inhibits both TNFa and IL-6 signalling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. During the course of my training and previous consultant post I have developed clinical and research interests in early synovitis, biologics in Ankylosing spondylitis and interstitial lung disease in rheumatology. 

I have an interest in undergraduate education and pastoral care and am involved in student selection and assessment as well as education. I undertook general medical training in Nottingham and in Newcastle upon Tyne where I also gained my undergraduate degree.

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of The British Society for Rheumatology

Clinical Interests


  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritides.
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Lung problems in arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis and other inflammatory back pain
  • Joint and soft tissue injection and joint aspirations

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