Dr Rohan Deva Situnayake MSc FRCP
Consultant Rheumatologist, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham and Clinical Lead and Director, Birmingham National Centre of Excellence for Behcet’s, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Rohan D Situnayake MBChB (Birm) MSc Warwick FRCP is a consultant rheumatologist, with previous leadership positions including roles as Deputy and Medical Director for the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and is currently Clinical Lead and Director Birmingham National Centre of Excellence for Behçets Disease from 2013 to the present. He has leadership expertise in clinical innovation and transformation and remains an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Birmingham Academic Department of Rheumatology.
In his clinical role he is a consultant rheumatologist practising in general rheumatology but with a specific interest in inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease and the impact of race/genetics on disease expression/outcome having been at the Trust since 1990. He also runs a variety of clinics for patients with connective tissue disease (including systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma and overlap syndromes), osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
As a Medical Director he has contributed towards the planning of a new hospital, reconfiguration of hospital services particularly with respect to medical staffing and implementation of effective systems for clinical governance, job planning and appraisal. These skills have been applied to create a ‘one-stop, multi-disciplinary solution shop’ approach to the diagnosis and management of Behcet’s. He has ongoing research interests in the epidemiology and clinical phenotypes of Behcet’s and clinical trials of biological treatment