Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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Dr Abdul Khan

MBBS; MSc; FRCP; MRCPI; MRCP (Rheumatology)

Consultant Rheumatologist & Physician


Clinical Interests

  • Inflammatory joint diseases
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Pain management and back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies (e.g Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Stress related musculoskeletal symptoms


Specialising In

  • Rheumatology


Professional Profile

Dr Khan has attained extensive experience in Rheumatology and General Medicine having trained in London Deanery in renowned teaching hospitals including Kings College Hospital London and St Georges Hospital London. He has expertise in General and Complex Rheumatologic conditions with ultrasound skills for the diagnosis and management of various Inflammatory Musculoskeletal conditions.


He is musculoskeletal ultrasound qualified from Canterbury Christchurch University and has experience in scanning for the early arthritis clinic and disease monitoring.  He also carries out ultrasound guided injections.


Dr Khan has a strong interest in researching Rheumatology and completed a MSc in Rheumatology from Kings College London in 2010. He tested the simple hypothesis that pre-treatment biomarkers predict response to biologics. It was presented at the ‘American College of Rheumatology Conference’ (ACR) in Atlanta USA 2010. He has been published in various papers and the most recent published in ‘Annals of Rheumatic Diseases’ which he looked at smoking and its response to biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients which was presented in the ‘British Society of Rheumatology Conference’ (BSR) in Glasgow.


Dr Khan has been awarded membership including MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCPI and MRCP (Rheumatology) from the Royal College of Physicians London. He have also awarded Master of Science in Rheumatology (MSc) (passed with Merit) from Kings College London. Dr Khan is also (C.A.S.E) Accredited Focus Musculoskeletal Ultrasound qualified from Canterbury University.


Currently working as a Consultant Rheumatologist and physician at Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital Margate, he is involved in Musculoskeletal  ultrasound training  of Specialist Registrars and also a supervisor of Core Medical Trainees.


Biologic Lead EKHT:

  • Currently Lead for Biologics in Rheumatology for East Kent University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Comprehensive experience of biologic treatment in various auto-immune diseases and inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions


Dr Khan has extensive experience in all aspects of Rheumatology. He aim is to provide comprehensive and timely care for patients. Technical procedures such as joint and soft tissue injections are available.


Memberships & Associations

  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Royal College of Physicians (Ireland)
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Kent and Medway Biologic Network
  • Medical Protection Society


Research Interests

He has been published in various papers.  Dr Khan has a strong interest in research especially with Inflammatory Arthritis.  He is also examiner for the ‘MRCP Paces Exam’ for ‘Royal College of Physicians London’.


NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Abdul Khan offers the following treatments and procedures: