Dr Elena Nikiphorou is a renowned consultant rheumatologist who sees patients at The London Clinic on Harley Street. She has a clinical interest in rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. She has expertise in all aspects of general rheumatology, including connective tissue and metabolic bone disease; crystal and reactive arthritis.
Dr Nikiphorou has a clinical and academic interest in inflammatory arthritis (IA). She completed her MBBS at University College London and obtained a first-class honours for her Intercalated BSc in Physiology. She was also awarded a British Pharmacological Society Award and a Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship for her BSc research. Following a number of diverse medical rotations in London as a junior doctor, she completed her rheumatology training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. During this time, she was awarded a CLRN Research Associate Fellowship which culminated in her MD research at University College London, examining structural outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Dr Nikiphorou is currently a consultant rheumatologist at King’s College Hospital and an adjunct senior lecturer at King’s College London. She has been the recipient of multiple awards, bursaries and competitive roles. One of these awards was the Richard Kovacs prize by the Royal Society of Medicine in 2014, which supported a fellowship in Chicago. She also received the Doris Hillier grant from the British Medical Association in 2018, to support her work on multimorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis and the development of management algorithms according to individual needs.
At international level, she has been the recipient of several international bursaries and awards, including a European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)-funded educational training fellowship in Finland and an Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) award in collaboration with Leiden University, The Netherlands. She currently holds an early career grant with FOREUM undertaking research in refractory rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr Nikiphorou is involved in a number of national and international rheumatology societies and initiatives. She has held a number of leadership positions over the years, including the presidentship of the rheumatology & rehabilitation section at The Royal Society of Medicine and the chair of the largest network of young rheumatologists and researchers in Europe (The Emerging EULAR Network).