Director of the Lupus Research Laboratory at St. Thomas Hospital, London, UK
Munther Khamashta is Professor, Consultant Physician and Director of the Lupus Research Laboratory at St. Thomas Hospital, London. He studied medicine in Barcelona and internal medicine in Madrid, Spain, where he developed an interest in connective tissue diseases and received his PhD. He was awarded the MRCP in 1999 and FRCP in 2002. He joined the Lupus Unit in London 30 years ago and has been instrumental in developing it into an internationally recognized tertiary center receiving referrals from all over the UK. He is currently on sabbatical leave setting up lupus services at Dubai Hospital, United Arab Emirates.
Professor Khamashta has served on the Editorial Boards of many journals, including Clinical & Experimental Rheumatology, Lupus, and Current Rheumatology Reviews. He is a member of several professional societies, including the International Society of Internal Medicine, the American College of Rheumatology, and the Spanish Society of Rheumatology. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Board on the Study of Antiphospholipid Antibodies as well as the Steering Committee of the International Advisory Board for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. He is a founding member of the Lupus Academy and APS-ACTION. He has received several international awards for his work, including the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and International League Against Rheumatism (ILAR) prizes.
Professor Khamashta has a strong research interest in lupus and connective tissue diseases, with a special interest in pregnancy and antiphospholipid syndrome. He has published extensively in Lupus, Hughes Syndrome, and related areas, with more than 700 original papers.