Robert John Moots is an award-winning consultant rheumatologist who specialises in the research and treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and practices at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool. He has an international reputation for excellence in rheumatology care and is an expert in treating Behçet's syndrome. He is director of the National Centre for Behçet's Syndrome in Liverpool, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Centre for Excellence in Rheumatology Research, Liverpool and provides regular consultancy advice to the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the pharmaceutical Industry at a global level.
After training in medicine in London, Professor Moots gained his PhD at the University of Oxford. Following this, he was lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Birmingham, before moving to Harvard Medical School, USA to focus on research. He moved back to the UK to establish a new academic rheumatology unit in Liverpool. Whilst much of his time is dedicated to research, providing the highest quality of care for patients remains a priority, with regular referrals from the UK and other parts of the world. He has been editor-in-chief of Rheumatology, and a trustee of the British Society for Rheumatology.