Dr Sonya Abraham

Dr Sonya Abraham



23 years of experience

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malayalam
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4315256
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    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    234 reviews

    London Digestive Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
    53 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    79 reviews


    Dr Sonya Abraham is a Consultant Research Physician, specialising in rheumatology, general internal medicine and early phase clinical studies at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She sees patients privately at a number of locations, including The Lister Hospital, Chelsea Outpatient Centre, Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre and Chiswick Medical Centre.

    She was lead for clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis and north-west London CLRN Rheumatology lead and nationally, is the CCRN musculoskeletal industry liaison lead.

    Dr Abraham’s clinical and educational research interests include the development of biomarkers in immune-mediated inflammatory disease, understanding the effects of steroids on intracellular pro-inflammatory signalling pathways, imaging in inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis) and understanding the impact of inflammatory disease on the patient and their family and she holds a number of research grants related to these areas.

     Her undergraduate training was at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School and she undertook postgraduate training was in Oxford, Cambridge and London. Her PhD is from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, and as a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow, she examined the effect of glucocorticoids on pro-inflammatory intracellular signalling.


    Dr Abraham is President of the Rheumatology and Rehabilitation section of the Royal Society of Medicine, chair of the British Psoriatic Arthritis Consortium and north west London LCRN musculoskeletal and division 5 lead and she is an Arthritis Research UK medical student mentor. She speaks regularly  at international conferences and has a strong commitment to teaching, regularly lecturing medical students, GPs and nurses on topics related to clinical rheumatology and immunology. Dr Abraham has also authored and co-authored numerous clinical papers, as well as several book chapters on inflammation and rheumatology-related topics.


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    Medical procedures

    • Rheumatology
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    Special interests


    • Arthritis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Inflammatory Joint Disorders
    • Gout
    • Osteoporosis




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    • Guy's Hospital, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MBBA 1990-1996
    • Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology  - PhD
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