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Professor Jonathan Tobias

Professor Jonathan Tobias

Professor Jonathan Tobias
B.A.(Cantab.), M.B.B.S., Ph.D.(Lond.), FRCP, M.D. (London)

Professor of Rheumatology

Area of research

Causes and treatment of osteoporosis

Musculoskeletal Research Unit,
University of Bristol, Level 1 Learning and Research Building BS10 5NB
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+44 (0) 117 41 47840



Jonathan Tobias is professor of rheumatology at the University of Bristol, and consultant rheumatologist at North Bristol Trust. Following undergraduate studies in medicine at Cambridge University and London University from where he qualified in 1984, he completed MD and PhD theses in bone biology in 1990 and 1994, at St George’s Hospital in London. He was appointed as consultant senior lecturer in Bristol in 1995, and is currently head of section (Clinical Sciences and Methods) of the School of Clinical Sciences, and co-director of the Musculoskeletal Research Unit (Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital). He manages a diverse research program into the causes and treatment of osteoporosis, with over 100 original peer-reviewed research papers in this field. He has extensive clinical experience in treating patients with osteoporosis, and in running DXA-based osteoporosis diagnostic services, and is currently clinical director of the North Bristol Trust osteoporosis service based at Southmead Hospital. He has served on the editorial board of Calcified Tissue International, the Heberden committee of the British Society for Rheumatology, the program committee of the National Osteoporosis Society, the research committee of Arthritis Research UK, NICE appraisal and guideline committees, and was President of the UK Bone Research Society (2010-12). He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and Rheumatology, and editor of Frontiers in Bone Research.


Causes, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis (see Academic Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Research Unit)

  • osteoporosis
  • bone development
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