Professor Francesco Del Galdo



GMC number: 6152586


Scleroderma and Connective Tissue Disease, Rheumatology

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Prof Francesco Del Galdo is Associate Professor of Rheumatology at University of Leeds and Rheumatology Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.  He graduated with honors in Medicine in Italy where he also obtained the national award of best young Researcher of the Year in 2001.

He specialised in Immunology in 2003 and then moved to the USA where he obtained his PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in Rheumatology. There he specialised in the diagnosis and management of Connective Tissue diseases, in particular, Scleroderma. 

Prof Del Galdo moved to Leeds in 2009 to found and lead the NIHR Scleroderma Research Program within the Biomedical Research Centre and the Raynaud's and Scleroderma clinical excellence centre for Yorkshire and the Humber.  He is author of more than one hundred publications on scientific journals and books and he is an internationally renowned leader in his field. 

Prof Del Galdo has over a decade of experience in the management of Rheumatological conditions including arthritis, complex auto-immune diseases, fibromyalgia and Raynaud's Phenomenon. He has been teaching medical doctors in UK and Europe for the past 10 years and he runs a prestigious research program within the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine focused on personalised medicine for patients at risk of Rheumatic diseases. 

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Special interests

Rheumatology: all pain-related conditions including arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromylagia, neuropathic pain,  vasculitis  Raynaud’s, connective tissue diseases.

Personal interests

Prof Del Galdo enjoys motor sports and gourmet cuisine, he loves to spend time with his family and to experiment new recipes at the stove with a glass of fine red.

Locations Professor Francesco Del Galdo works with


    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

    0113 3227251
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Prof Del Galdo leads a patient Centred Translational Research Program in Raynaud’s and Systemic Sclerosis. The Research Program is funded by the NIHR, MRC and Welcome Trust and it aims at identifying the main pathological steps leading to the onset of autoimmune mediated diseases.


  • British Society of Rheumatology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Insurers Professor Francesco Del Galdo works with

Professor Francesco Del Galdo works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Professor Francesco Del Galdo does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Francesco Del Galdo does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Francesco Del Galdo does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.