Andrew Cope, consultant rheumatologist
Tel: 020 7484 6901
Area of expertise: rheumatology
Andrew Cope is currently Head of the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases and Associate Director of the King’s Clinical Trials Unit at King’s College London. He holds the Versus Arthritis Chair in Rheumatology and also works as an honorary consultant rheumatologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
He graduated in medicine from the University of London with first class honours. After training in general internal medicine at Northwick Park Hospital, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and the Royal Brompton Hospital, he trained in rheumatology with Professor Sir Ravinder Maini. He completed his doctoral research studies with Professor Sir Marc Feldmann at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1994 to study mechanisms of autoimmune rheumatic diseases at Stanford University, California, USA.
In 2008, Andrew was recruited to the Arthritis Research UK Chair in Rheumatology at King’s College London.
- Inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis
- Prevention studies in subjects at high risk of rheumatoid arthritis
- Immune mediated inflammatory diseases
- Rheumatic syndromes in cancer patients
- Clinical trials.
- Disease focus: autoimmune disease with a focus on the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
- Laboratory focus: pathways of T cell activation and differentiation; investigating how genetic mutations in immunologically important genes contributes to susceptibility to inflammatory disease (functional genomics)
- Immunity and metabolism
- Clinical trials – including RA prevention studies
- Understanding low disease activity states and immune tolerance.