A clinician at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for her work leading research into osteoarthritis, the world’s most common form of arthritis.

Dr Nidhi Sofat, consultant rheumatologist, was awarded the Michael Mason Prize in Rheumatology, which is awarded by the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) to recognise innovative work in rheumatology research.

Winners of the Prize receive the Michael Mason medal, a prize of £1,000 and the opportunity to present their work at the annual BSR conference.

Dr Sofat said: “I am delighted to have been awarded the Michael Mason Prize. It means the work I have been doing in understanding osteoarthritis pathophysiology over the last 10 years has received national recognition, and highlights the importance of understanding the mechanisms underlying this most common arthritic disease.

“We now plan to build on the success of this award by conducting future studies and clinical trials at St George’s to help improve care for patients. I am grateful to all our patients and collaborators, past and present, who are contributing to our work on a daily basis.”

If you would like to contact Dr Sofat regarding clinical studies in osteoarthritis, please email: nsofat@sgul.ac.uk or call 020 8266 6474.

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