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Dr Matt James Bridges

Consultant Rheumatologist

MB;ChB 1994 MRCP 1998 CCST 2004

Practices at: Woodlands Hospital

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Personal Profile


Dr Matt Bridges qualified from Leicester Medical School in 1994, and after completing junior training in Northampton and London, joined the North East Specialist registrar training scheme in 1999. Dr Bridges obtained a certificate of specialist training in 2004, and has been a full time consultant rheumatologist since then. He has been clinical lead for the rheumatology service at County Durham and Darlington NHS trust since 2014.

Dr Bridges has researched and published papers on a variety of rheumatological conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoporosis

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr Bridges has researched and published on a variety of rheumatological conditions including:

  • osteoporosis
  • fibromyalgia,
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Raynaud’s disease

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society