Professor Ernest Choy is Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity and Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation (CREATE) Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is also Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN). Previously, he was Reader and Director of the King’s Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Unit in the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King’s College London. His major research interest is the treatment of rheumatic diseases focusing on the efficacy of new treatment strategies. He was Director of Research and Development at King’s College Hospital between 2003-2008.
Prof Choy chaired the EULAR Taskforce on developing recommendations for management and classification criteria for fibromyalgia in 2007. Prof Choy has served as a clinical expert to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK and many pharmaceutical companies. He has published widely on treatments for rheumatic diseases in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on the treatment of rheumatic diseases.