About

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Dr Amit Saha AKC, BSc, MBBS, MA, MSc, FRCP

Dr Amit Saha trained as an undergraduate at King’s College London and during this time completed his MBBS, BSc (Pharmacology) and was awarded the status of Associate of King’s College London. Dr Saha has had extensive training in all aspects of Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine. This has included training at the Professorial unit at King’s College Hospital and at the Louise Coote Lupus unit at St Thomas’. During this time, Dr Amit Saha was awarded an MSc in Rheumatology (Distinction), an MA in Education and won a Bursary for his research which was based on measuring disease activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr Amit Saha has GMC specialist accreditation in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine and is a Consultant Rheumatologist (Clinical Lead) for both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals. Dr Saha has developed a keen interest in education and was a London Deanery sponsored Fellow in Medical Education. Currently, he is the Foundation Year 2 programme Director for his Trust.

Clinical Interests

  1. Fibromyalgia.
  2. Inflammatory joint diseases - Rheumatoid arthritis and Spondyloarthropathies (including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic arthritis).
  3. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arthritis.
  4. Connective tissue diseases- including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren’s Syndrome.
  5. Gout.
  6. Osteoporosis.
  7. Osteoarthritis - any joints.
  8. Soft tissue rheumatology including pain management, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrone and back pain.
  9. Hypermobility.
  10. Medical Reports.

Private contact details

Private secretary carole.jack@nuffieldhealth.com
Private secretary telephone 01892 618977

Qualification and Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Associate of King’s College London
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association

Current NHS post

Lead Consultant Rheumatologist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Clinics at Pembury, Maidstone and Sevenoaks.

Research

Publications:

  1. Saha A, Agarwal S and Gibson T. Septic ARTHRITIS: An Extensive Variety of Pathology. BMJ Case Reports. 2009 (DOI:10.1136/BCR.03.2009.1642).
  2. Saha AK,Rachapalli S, Steer S, and Gordon P. Bilateral Parotid Gland Swelling in Wegener’s GRANULOMATOSIS. Annuals of Rheumatic Diseases. 68. 1233-1234.
  3. Saha AK and D’Cruz D. New Potential Therapies For the treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, 19(1) 13-22, 2009.

Abstracts:

  1. G.H. Kingsley, A. Saha, E. H. Choy and D. L. Scott. Comparative Systemic Review of TNF-Inhibitors and Intensive DMARD Regimens in RA suggests Similar Efficacy. Rheumatology, I30, 46 (SUPP), April, 2007.
  2. Amit K Saha, Satish Rachapalli and Patrick Gordon. Bilateral Parotid Gland Swelling in Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Rheumatology, II133, 47 (SUPP), April, 2008.
  3. Amit K Saha, Sangita Agarwal and Terrence Gibson. Neisseria Elongata Glycolytica Septic Arthritis. Rheumatology, I117, 48 (SUPP) April, 2009.

Testimonials

A selection (Patients and Fellow Doctors)

“Please thank Dr Saha for dealing with xxx sympathetically and quickly making sure we were all informed of his condition and how he should be treated.”(2019)

“and many thanks for all that you did for my ancient bones. They are doing well!” (2018)

“It has been a great pleasure working with you for the last few years. Thank you for your support. Your clinical evaluation of the patients has always been outstanding-every single patient speaks very highly of you (from a Consultant Radiologist).” (2018)

“Thank you for letting me (GP) sit in with you the other day. I enjoyed myself and found it very useful.” (2017)

“Thank you very much for your kindness, meticulous care, professionalism, understanding and sound advice. Much appreciated. (2017)

“I felt I must send you a brief note to say how very grateful I am to you. I have seldom had a more thorough examination or such a prompt diagnosis following my scan and then such a speedy referral.” (2017)

“I have decided to write this letter as I found him extremely professional in his job, good listening skills and exploring every avenue with X-rays plus blood tests before diagnosing me with PMR and prescribing steroids. I am now continuing to see under the NHS.” (2017)

“I would like to thank you for the excellent job you performed on my knees.” (2016)

“I (GP) am just writing you a quick note to say how much I appreciate your help and support with regards to some of the rheumatology patients that I have been sending you. It is a most refreshing change to see such well managed and thorough input with reference to my patients from a rheumatology point of view and I value your swiftness of action and effective treatment thus far.” (2015)

“I’m writing to you to thank you for diagnosing my polymyalgia rheumatica. I had suffered months of pain despite seeing several doctors.” (2015)

“Many thanks for all your support and care over the past eighteen months.” (2013)

“Thank you so much for all the care you have taken, and for doing so much for me.” (2012)

“Many thanks for seeing me through my lupus flare.”

Enquire

Private Secretary

Telephone: 01892 618977

Email: carole.jack@nuffieldhealth.com

Tunbridge Wells

Nuffield Hospital
Kingswood Road,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent
TN2 4UL

Appointments
01892 618977

Maidstone

KIMS
Newham Court Way
Weavering,
Maidstone,
Kent
ME15 5FT

Appointments
01622 237500

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