Graham Hughes - ESR Annual Meeting 2024
Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes

Professor of Rheumatology
London Lupus Centre
United Kingdom

Prof. Graham Hughes trained at The London Hospital. He spent 2 years in New York working on the introduction of the DNA-binding test, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Christian.

He opened a specialist clinic in London in 1971, dealing uniquely with lupus and related diseases.

Prof. Graham instituted an annual postgraduate meeting “Ten Topics in Rheumatology”, now in its 37th year, with satellite “Ten Topics” meetings in other countries.

When he retired from St Thomas’ Hospital, he set up the London Lupus Centre at London Bridge Hospital.

He described the antiphospholipid syndrome in 1983, now known as Hughes Syndrome, and in 1991 was awarded the ILAR (world research) prize for this work.

Prof. Hughes is Founder and Editor of the international journal LUPUS.
Other honours include Doctor Honoris Causa in the Universities of Marseille and Barcelona, and ‘Master’ of the American College of Rheumatology.

Prof. Hughes was awarded the prestigious ‘Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence’, for describing the clotting disorder known as ‘Hughes Syndrome’ in 2021. The award was presented by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.