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Dr. Peter Jones


  • Rheumatology

Peter is from a Wellington family but grew up in London and trained in clinical biochemistry, medicine and rheumatology in the UK. He worked with the multidisciplinary team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and Rehabilitation in Rotorua (now QE Health) 1995-2010, and from 2003 at Waikato Hospital as a clinical academic at the Waikato Clinical School, Auckland University. Peter also held a leadership role in postgraduate education in rheumatology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He moved to Wellington in 2013 to take up a part-time post at the Ministry of Health as a Chief Advisor. Peter also works as a community rheumatologist in Nelson.

Peter has broad experience in clinical rheumatology and brings a holistic approach to the assessment of rheumatic disease, musculoskeletal pain and disability. He has been extensively involved as a clinical investigator of new medicines for rheumatic disease, and maintains a research interest in gout.

Peter is married with three adult children. He has been a keen sportsman and enjoys keeping fit, music, reading, and learning new things.

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