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Prof Hector Chinoy

Consultant Rheumatologist / Professor of Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Disease

PhD, MSc, B.M., B.S, B.Med.Sci, FRCP, Certificate of Completion of Training, MRCP

Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital


Personal Profile

Hector Chinoy is a Professor of Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Disease at the University of Manchester and Consultant Rheumatologist. At Salford Royal Hospital, he looks after about 1,000 patients per year with a variety of musculoskeletal complaints as part of general rheumatology, specialist neuromuscular, combined psoriatic arthritis-psoriasis clinic, and in-patient work. He is also principal investigator on a number of clinical trials. 

On completing his medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 1996, Professor Chinoy carried out medical training in Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. He trained in Rheumatology in the North West from 2001-2009, completed an Clinical Research Fellowship at The University of Manchester, and was awarded a PhD in 2007. In 2009 he became a Consultant Rheumatologist and in 2010 was awarded a Senior Clinical Lectureship in Rheumatology to continue both clinical and academic interests. He became Professor in 2019.

At The University of Manchester, UK, Professor Chinoy conducts an active programme of translational research within the Manchester Myositis Research Group where he has research interests in genetic, epidemiological and translational aspects of adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathy. He supervises several PhD and Masters students. He is Chief Investigator for MYOPROSP, an MRC-funded UK prospective observational cohort study, co-chair of UKMYONET, a clinical and research-based network in the UK, and convener of the British Society for Rheumatology Myositis Special Interest Group. 

He has presented multiple research abstracts and findings in national and international conferences, and is considered to be a global expert in inflammatory myopathy. As of April 2023 he has 198 publications in his name and has an h-index of 47. He has co-edited the Oxford Rheumatology Library textbook entitled ‘Myositis’.
Professor Chinoy firmly believes in the importance of clear, open communication with patients and sufferers of musculoskeletal conditions. He sees a wide range of rheumatic diseases at Salford Royal and closely works alongside a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and podiatrists. Many rheumatic diseases cannot be cured, but accurate diagnosis and focused management/treatment can help significantly to improve pain, disability and quality of life.

Prof Chinoy's website can be found here.

Clinical Interests

Top three:

  • Autoimmune rheumatic diseases
  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Musculoskeletal pain

General rheumatology, autoimmune rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal pain, pain syndromes, osteoarthritis, muscle disease (inflammatory myopathy), rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue disease, soft tissue rheumatism, polymyalgia rheumatica

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Medical Protection Society
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • British Medical Association