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Dr Vinay Shivamurthy

Dr Vinay Shivamurthy


Consultant paediatric rheumatologist

Dr Vinay Shivamurthy was trained in paediatric rheumatology in Canada.

He worked as a consultant at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool before taking up the substantive post as a consultant in paediatric rheumatology at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2016.

Vinay is experienced in managing a full range of paediatric rheumatology conditions including juvenile arthritis, hypermobility, SLE, vasculitis, periodic fever syndromes, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and chronic pain syndrome.

He has an active interest in medical education and is actively involved in teaching and training doctors at all grades and the multidisciplinary team.

Special interests

Inflammatory connective tissue diseases including SLE, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile SLE, juvenile dermatomyositis, vasculitis, Kawasaki’s disease, periodic fever syndromes and other auto inflammatory conditions, chronic pain and rehabilitation in children, biomechanical pain, hypermobility.


  • Joint injections


Vinay completed paediatric training in the UK and a two-year Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology in Vancouver, Canada.

  • 2001: MBBS
  • 2015: Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology
  • 2018: MSc (Pain Management) from Cardiff University

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health
  • British Society for Adolescent and Paediatric Rheumatology
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association