Immuno-pathogenesis of connective tissue diseases (Scleroderma)
Voon Ong is Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL. After medical qualifications, he pursued research interest in scleroderma at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, working with Professor Christopher Denton. He completed his clinical training in Oxford and London and since his appointment with the Royal Free and University College London in 2009 he has developed an active translational research and related clinical trials.
His interest focuses on scleroderma spectrum diseases and Raynaud's syndrome. One of his main research interests is in the translational aspects of scleroderma, specifically cytokines, chemokines and the immune cellular network which complements the clinical service at the largest national centre for scleroderma and related diseases. He has led several key studies in the assessment of cytokines as putative biomarkers and therapeutic targets in scleroderma and immune-phenotyping. He is the principal investigator in numerous clinical trials in scleroderma and has contributed to major papers published in this field including national guidelines for management of scleroderma and related complications.
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