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Dr Dobrina Hull studied Medicine at the University of Oxford and is a Consultant Rheumatologist based at Kingston Hospital. She completed her specialist training in Rheumatology within the London South Thames training programme and has worked at 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 all aspects of clinical rheumatology. 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. She maintains an 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 peer-reviewed journals.
She has trained to perform musculoskeletal ultrasound to asses for joint inflammation.
She is also involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, is a member of the Royal College Of Physicians question writing group for the specialist examination in Rheumatology and has an interest in patient education.
Dr Dobrina Hull has a strong background in managing all aspects of rheumatological conditions including inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and spondyloarthropathies), crystal arthritis (including gout and pseudogout), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, connective tissue disease and soft tissue rheumatic conditions and tendonitis including shoulder pain and tennis elbow.
Areas of interest
Diagnosis and management of Early Inflammatory Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriatic Arthriti; Axial Spondyloarthropathy; Osteoarthritis; Gout; Osteoporosis ; Soft Tissue Rheumatism; Joint and Soft Tissue injections
Current NHS consultant posts held
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Early inflammatory arthritis diagnosis and management, new therapies for inflammatory arthritis, role of imaging in diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory arthritis, biomarkers and their use in treatment response
Outside of work, my two young children keep me busy and I spend much of my spare time with my family. I love adventure and travelling to new places. I also enjoy the creative arts - theatre, exploring galleries, exhibitions and site seeing on city trips.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Bulgarian - Native or bilingual
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2020
- PhD Imperial College, London 2015
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2007
- MA Oxford University 2001
- BMBCh Oxford University 2004
Reference number 6102325
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of the Rheumatology Question Writing Group for the Specialist Certificate Examination in Rheumatology Royal College Of Physicians 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology , 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Rheumatology
European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology
British Medical Association
- New Victoria Hospital
- 08:30 - 12:00
- 020 8949 9000
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0203 150 0242