Dr Jonathan Rees



GMC number: 4206752

Practising since: 1995


Rheumatology, General (internal) Medicine

Consultation times

  • Thursday PM
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Jonathan is a highly experienced Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician having been a Consultant since 2004.

In Rheumatology Jonathan has an interest in, gout, back pain, osteoarthritis, bone health, osteoporosis and other inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

In Sports Medicine he also has a particular interest in diagnosis and recovery from all forms of injury. He has experience in Professional Football, Rugby Union, Disability Sport and Rehabilitation. He was Physician to the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Great Britain Beijing 2008 Paralympic Team.

Jonathan is recognised as an international expert on treating patients with tendon problems. He is skilled in providing shock wave and injection therapy and guiding rehabilitation. His medical doctorate on tendinopathy from University College London won the British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine research prize and he has published many influential papers in this field. He is also experienced at performing musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Jonathan has extensive experience in working with within multidisciplinary environments with physiotherapists, coaches, sports therapists and osteopaths and his aim is to help every patient achieve their maximum potential. His appointments have included, Consultant in Rheumatology Addenbrookes’ Hospital, Cambridge, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary College London, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports Medicine Section.

For every patient he sees, Jonathan aim is to help them reach their maximum potential, whatever the injury or illness they may have.

Special interests

Jonathan is actively involved in teaching and on passing knowledge on to the next generation of Doctors. He is Programme Director for Sports Medicine training in the East of England. He is a lecturer and examiner for the Sports Medicine MSc at Barts’ and the London and is an external examiner for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Locations Dr Jonathan Rees works with

  • 4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

    01223 370 922
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Dr Rees has published extensively in the fields of Rheumatology and Sports Medicine. His 2013 paper ‘Tendons; time to revisit inflammation’ was the second most read in the field of orthopaedics in the world in 2013.

His publications are available here.


  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Football Association Medical Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine

Other posts held

  • Addenbrookes’ Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Jonathan Rees works with

Dr Jonathan Rees works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Jonathan Rees does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Jonathan Rees does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Jonathan Rees does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.