F. Michael Pope, MBBCH, FRCP, MD
Professor Pope, who trained in Cardiff, London, and the United States, has for many years worked on the genetics of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, cutis laxa, Stickler syndrome, the Marfan syndrome, and their overlaps with benign hypermobility.
He was Head of the MRC Connective Tissue Genetics Group at Northwick Park Hospital, Addenbrookes Hospital and University Hospital of Wales, from 1976 to 2000 and is now Consultant in Charge of the new NHS National Commissioning Group Complex EDS Service at the Kennedy Galton Centre, Northwick Park Hospital.
Professor Pope is especially interested in the classification, genetics, and diagnosis of all of these disorders, many of which overlap with the benign hypermobility syndrome (BHS). His expertise lies in the differentiation, separation, and testing of these disorders from BHS.