Patrick Gordon is a Consultant Rheumatologist with over 20 years’ experience in rheumatology and general medicine. In his long career he has gained experience in the broad range of rheumatological disease, from mechanical joint disease such as tendonitis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff disease, neck and back pain to inflammatory arthritis such rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and sero-negative arthritis through to complex multisystem diseases such a myositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s, systemic sclerosis, mixed connective tissue disease, polymalgia rheumatica, temporal arteritis, vasculitis, Behçet’s disease, sarcoidosis, IgG4 disease, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s), eosinophilic granulomatosus with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss), microscopic polyangiitis and polyarteritis nodosa.
He has subspecialist expertise in connective tissue disease with a research focus on Myositis and interstitial lung disease. He is also experienced in the inpatient management of acutely ill patients with multisystem rheumatic disease on the wards and ITU.
His caring approach was recognised when he won ‘patient’s choice’ at the inception year of the King’s Stars awards in 2018.
He trained at King’s College (1986-1991) and completed his specialist rheumatology and general medicine training in South London working at King’s College, St. George’s, Guy’s , and St. Thomas’ Hospitals. He studied for his PhD at the Lupus Unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital before taking up his Consultant post at King’s in 2004.
Once at King’s he set up the connective tissue disease service which is now a Specialised NHS England centre serving over 1,000 people with Myositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic sclerosis, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjögren’s, undifferentiated connective tissue disease and vasculitis.