Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Sarah Mackie

Associate Clinical Professor in Vascular Rheumatology, and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

0113 343 8336

Summary: Associate Clinical Professor in Vascular Rheumatology, and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Location: Chapel Allerton Hospital (clinical/academic) and St James’ Hospital (academic)

Overview

My aim is to improve outcomes for patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). These conditions have historically not received much research attention but this is changing. We now have the opportunity to help patients receive a more rapid, accurate diagnosis and we are reaching a better understanding of the effects of long-term steroid treatment in these diseases. Advances in our knowledge, including the underlying basic science, are informing design of clinical trials of better treatment strategies in these diseases. Well-designed clinical trials will produce the evidence needed to change treatment pathways for the better.