Dr Vijay Hajela is an expert consultant rheumatologist with more than 20 years of experience. He is based across the southeast in London, Brighton, and Hayward's Heath. Dr Hajela specialises in musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout and polymyalgia. He qualified in 1990 from medical school at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Following this, he worked in hospitals across the United Kingdom and spent some time working in Auckland, New Zealand.
He is currently a consultant rheumatologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. Before this, Dr Hajela spent 10 years at University Hospital Lewisham where he became Director of Medical Education. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians since 2005. Furthermore, Dr Hajela spent three years as a Regional Chair of the British Society for Rheumatology. He continues to teach at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level, giving lectures, both regionally and nationally.