Professor Dennis McGonagle

Phone Number

0113 3924747


Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine,
2nd Floor Chapel Allerton Hospital
Chapeltown Road


Professor McGonagle is internationally recognised for his work in microanatomy and imaging to elucidate the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases and especially the basis for immune activation at human entheses in seronegative arthritis. He is also known for his work in the biology of Mesenchymal stem cells in arthritis and their role in pathogenesis/repair in rheumatic diseases and has published over 280 articles on these topics. He is Professor of Investigate Rheumatology and Head of Experimental Rheumatology. He has lead in the established of a new academic Dermato-Rheumatology group between the Universities of Leeds and Bradford (with Dr Miriam Wittmann). He has served on the Editorial Board of Arthritis & Rheumatism and was a member of the Scientific Committee of EULAR and now on the Editorial board of The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Research Interests

Imaging to understand pathogenic mechanisms of arthritis

Cellular and molecular basis for disease initiation

Biology of human mesenchymal stem cell MSCs

Significant Publications