Dr Shilpa Selvan

Consultant Rheumatologist


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Dr Shilpa Selvan is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS trust. 

Dr Selvan graduated from Royal Free and University College London Medical School, and also undertook an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology (2003). She undertook her specialist rheumatology training in the Oxford Deanery, and gained her CCT qualifications in both Rheumatology and General Medicine in 2015. She has a vast range of experience in managing general rheumatological problems including Osteoporosis, Gout, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Connective Tissue Disease, Soft Tissue Rheumatology, Back Pain and Fibromyalgia.

Dr Selvan has a keen interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, and is the Undergraduate Lead for Medical Education at Basildon Hospital. She is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the undergraduate medical education as directed by University College London medical School and has led the organisation and delivery of the final MBBS clinical examinations locally. She is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London.  

Her further training includes the Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (Royal College of Physicians & University College London, 2013).

Dr Selvan's research interests are early inflammatory arthritis, and osteoporosis. She has published in several peer review journals, and has presented at both national and international rheumatology conferences.

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Essex Rheumatology Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests

  • Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis)
  • Crystal arthritis (Gout, Pseudogout)
  • SLE
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Vasculitis
  • Soft tissue problems
  • Back pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder problems

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