Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick is an honorary consultant rheumatologist who treats private patients at 77 Wimpole Street.

She qualified in medicine from Imperial College London in 2004, with a distinction in clinical practice. She completed her specialist training in rheumatology and general internal medicine in 2017, which included working at University College London Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. During this time, she completed a PhD at University College London.

She also works as an NHS consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick has a specialist interest in:

  • inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and seronegative spondyloarthropathies)
  • crystal arthritis (including gout)
  • osteoarthritis
  • connective tissue disease
  • osteoporosis
  • soft tissue rheumatology
  • chronic pain syndrome including Fibromyalgia.

Research interests

In 2011, Dr Byng-Maddick was awarded a clinical research fellowship by Arthritis Research UK. Following this, she completed her PhD at University College London in the study of infection during treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

She continues to recruit patients to take part in clinical trials of emerging and novel therapies for inflammatory arthritis at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.


Dr Byng-Maddick has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on her area of research and expertise.


Dr Byng-Maddick has an active teaching role at King’s College London, as the undergraduate lead for rheumatology teaching. She regularly lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also supervises and mentors junior doctors at all stages of their training within the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.