Rheumatology consultant and consultant physician Dr Gagandeep Takhar is a conscientious, caring practitioner whose priority is always to deliver the best possible outcome for her patients. Adopting a collaborative, holistic approach, Dr Takhar works for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at the West Middlesex University Hospital. Her specialist interests include: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoporosis, gout, and soft tissue rheumatology. She adopts a multidisciplinary approach to provide individualised packages of care.
Dr Takhar qualified as a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery in 2005 from Royal Free and University College London Medical School.
Following her two years’ foundation training at hospitals in and around the London area, she completed her core medical and specialist training in rheumatology and general internal medicine in 2015, having held training posts at University College London Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital , Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.
A regular contributor to national conferences Dr Takhar has also been published in peer-reviewed journals. Throughout the course of her career she has led a number of audits and quality improvement initiatives. Dr Takhar also teaches undergraduate and postgraduates on a regular basis.
A dedicated, caring specialist, she believes in a multidisciplinary, holistic, patient-centred approach to care.
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians – MRCP
- British Medical Association
Dr Takhar regularly lectures undergraduate medical student and plays in active role in teaching core medical trainees, foundation doctors, GPs and contributes to regional postgraduate teaching. She is also a clinical and educational supervisor to junior doctors at various stages of training.
Lesson of the month: Rheumatoid Hands Clinical Medicine 2009 DOI: clinmedicine.9-5-498 G Takhar, Y Suthahar and R Stratton
Henoch-Schönlein purpura complicating adalimumab therapy for Crohn’s disease. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Oct 6;1(5):119-22. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v1.i5.119. PMID: 21577306; PMCID: PMC3091153. Rahman FZ, Takhar GK, Roy O, Shepherd A, Bloom SL, McCartney SA
An interesting cause of foot drop, Rheumatology Advances in Practice, Volume 2, Issue suppl_1, September 2018, Gagandeep K Takhar, Andrew Porter, Simon Allard, 25.
Adult-onset Still’s disease presenting as SLE, Rheumatology Advances in Practice, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, September 2019, Natalya Ellis, Gagandeep Takhar
Case of using mycophenolate in combination with steroids for concurrent macrophage activation syndrome and lupus flare BMJ Case Reports CP 2020;13:e231554. Shah K, Porter A, Takhar G, et al