Dr Zunaid Karim



GMC number: 4556103

Practicing since: 1993



Consultation times

  • Every Thursday evening
  • Overview

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0113 388 2067


Dr Zunaid Karim graduated from University College Dublin in 1993 and moved to Yorkshire in 1998 to undertake research and complete his specialist training. His thesis is on the Role of Ultrasound in Rheumatology practice. He joined Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust as a Consultant in Rheumatology in 2005.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Treasurer of the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) and a member of the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standing Committee of Musculoskeletal Imaging.

He is a European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology level-3 accredited sonographer and a regular tutor on EULAR and BSR accredited ultrasound courses.

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Special interests

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Connective tissue disease/vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Joint Injections

Other interests

Dr Karim loves teaching functional anatomy and ultrasound.

Personal interests

Dr Karim's hobbies used to involve training and coaching children in football and rugby which led to coaching badges in both.

His current pastimes include running and cycling, and being an unskilled labourer for his wife in the garden.

Locations Dr Zunaid Karim works with

Related experience


Dr Karim's MD thesis is on the role of ultrasonography in rheumatology practice. He is well published in the Rheumatology Imaging Literature and remains involved in collaborative research.


  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Royal College of Physicians

Other post held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Zunaid Karim works with

Dr Zunaid Karim works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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