The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Professor Francesco Del Galdo

Professor Francesco Del Galdo
Primary Designation Professor of Experimental Medicine/ Consultant Rheumatologist
GMC Code 6152586
Telephone Number (0113) 392 4749
Special Interests Francesco Del Galdo is Professor of Experimental Medicine at University of Leeds and Rheumatology Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He graduated with honors in Medicine in Italy where he also obtained the national award of best young Researcher of the Year in 2001.

He specialised in Immunology in 2003 and then moved to the USA where he obtained his PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in Rheumatology. There he specialised in the diagnosis and management of Connective Tissue diseases, in particular, Scleroderma.

Professor Del Galdo moved to Leeds in 2009 to found and lead the NIHR Scleroderma Research Program within the Biomedical Research Centre and the Raynaud's and Scleroderma clinical excellence centre for Yorkshire and the Humber. He is author of more than one hundred publications on scientific journals and books and he is an internationally renowned leader in his field.

Professor Del Galdo has over a decade of experience in the management of Rheumatological conditions including arthritis, complex auto-immune diseases, Raynaud's Phenomenon. He has been designing adn conducting several clincial trials int he field of Systemic Sclerosis and teaching medical doctors in UK and world wide for the past 10 years. The prestigious Scleroderma research program within the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine directed by Prof Del Galdo focuses on several aspects of the disease form pathogenesis to personalised medicine and it is accounted among the biggest Scleroderma programs world wide.