Alan Hakim, MA, FRCP

Alan Hakim, MA, FRCP

Rheumatologist (UK)
Education Director

I am an Acute Physician and Rheumatologist with a specialist interest in heritable disorders of connective tissue.

I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Medicine from Cambridge University and Addenbrookes Hospital; trained in Medicine at Addenbrookes in Cambridge and then University College London Hospitals, and received my consultant certification and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000 and 2005 respectively.

I was an Arthritis Research Clinical Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, London before becoming a consultant at Whipps Cross Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust, and in 2011 gained a certificate in Translational Medicine from the University of Edinburgh.

With considerable experience at Director level in hospital management and clinical leadership, I was a Secondary Care Non-Executive at Board level in NHS Clinical Commissioning for five years until 2018. I currently practice privately and continue in research and education having written many articles, chapters, and research papers, and authored five medical books.

It was a privilege to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of The Ehlers-Danlos Society through to 2020. I now support the Society as the Chief Operating Officer. I continue as a Member of the Society’s Medical and Scientific Board and as a Member of the Steering Committee of The International Consortium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders.