Dr Vijay Hajela is a Consultant in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine with an expertise in musculoskeletal pain and arhritis.
His NHS work is for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH). He also sees private patients at Nuffield Hospitals in Woodingdean, Brighton and in Haywards Heath.
He qualified at the medical school of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1990 and spent time working at hospitals in Sheffield, London (St Thomas’ – Lupus Unit), Auckland New Zealand and various hospitals in the South East of England.
He spent 10 years as a consultant in Rheumatology and General Medicine at University Hospital Lewisham, where he became Director of Medical Education. In 2007 he was the National Association of Clinical Tutors Travelling Fellow to North Carolina, spending 6 weeks interviewing senior medical staff at several US teaching hospitals
Since moving to Sussex in 2010 Dr Hajela has held various positions within BSUH including Clinical Lead for Rheumatology and Deputy Chief of Medicine.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been an examiner for the post graduate ‘PACES’ exam since 2005.
Dr Hajela enjoys cooking and inflicts his creations on his young family. He also enjoys cycling around Sussex to keep fit.
GMC Number: 3469903