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Dr Dobrina Hull studied Medicine at the University of Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Physiology and she was awarded a prize for excellence in clinical finals. She was appointed as Consultant Rheumatologist at Kingston Hospital in 2017.
She completed her specialist training in Rheumatology within the London South Thames training programme and has worked at some of the UK’s leading specialist centres, including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, St George’s Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which has given her extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of rheumatological conditions. In 2009, she was awarded a clinical research fellowship at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology to complete research on the effects of anti-TNF therapies on T cell subsets in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis and correlate relationships to treatment response. This led to the award of a PhD from University of London in 2014 and developed her specialist interest in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis and biological therapies. She maintains a strong interest in clinical research and is Principal Investigator on a number of clinical research studies. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and published in scientific peer-reviewed journals, as well as co-authoring several chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Paediatric Rheumatology.
She is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and is a member of the Royal College Of Physicians examination question writing group for the Specialist Certificate Examination in Rheumatology. She has an interest in patient education, as well as the education and development of allied health professionals. She has an active role on the South West London Rheumatology Clinical network and the South West London Bone Health network and is involved in a number of projects within the region to improve rheumatology provision and services for patients with rheumatic conditions.
Dr Dobrina Hull has expertise in managing all aspects of rheumatological conditions including inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, spondyloarthropathies), crystal arthritis (including gout and pseudogout), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, connective tissue diseases and soft tissue rheumatic conditions and tendonitis, including shoulder pain, bursitis and tennis elbow. She is highly proficient at performing joint injections.
Dr Hull is an experienced and compassionate rheumatologist who strongly believes in creating an individualised approach through shared decision making with her patients and utilising her significant expertise to deliver outstanding care, ensuring timely diagnosis and effective treatment plans.
Areas of interest
Diagnosis and treatment of Early Inflammatory Arthritis
Osteoporosis / osteopenia
Connective tissue diseases (e.g. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's syn-drome, Scleroderma)
Soft Tissue Rheumatism (including tendinopathies and bursitis)
Joint and Soft Tissue injections