Alan Hakim, MA, FRCP

Alan Hakim, MA, FRCP

Rheumatologist (UK)
Chief Operations Officer

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

I received my Bachelor 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 is a privilege to continue to serve as Chief Medical Officer of The Ehlers-Danlos Society, a Medical Advisor to Ehlers-Danlos Support UK, and since 2017 to sit on the Medical and Scientific Board and the Consortium Steering Committee of The Ehlers-Danlos Society.