Rodney Grahame was appointed consultant in rheumatology & rehabilitation at Guy's Hospital in London in 1969, a position he held until 1997 when he moved to University College London Hospitals as emeritus professor and part/time consultant rheumatologist where he has run a hypermobility clinic ever since. He is a past editor of ‘Rheumatology’ and has held the Presidency of the British Society for Rheumatology, The British League against Rheumatism (now renamed ARMA), and the Section of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation of the Royal Society of Medicine. From 1987-1995 he was Chairman of the Education and Publications Committee of the International League of Associations of Rheumatology (ILAR).
In 1990 the University of London conferred on him the title of Professor of Clinical Rheumatology. He has been elected to the fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians, the British Society for Rheumatology and the Royal Society of Arts. In 1998 he was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and he has also been honoured by the national rheumatology societies of France, Russia and the Czech Republic.
In 2004 he was appointed an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and Honorary Professor at University College London in the Department of Medicine. In 2010 he was appointed Afilliate Professor in the Department of Pathology, University of Washington.
(1) Zarate-Lopez N, Farmer AD, Grahame R, Mohammed S, Knowles CH, Scott S, et al. Unexplained Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Joint Hypermobility: Is Connective Tissue the Missing Link? Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2010;22:252-62.
(2) Hakim A, Keer R, Grahame R. Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. 1st ed. Edinburgh, London, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis, Sydney, Toronto: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2010.
(3) Grahame R. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome Pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports 2009;13:427-33.
(4) Tinkle BT, Bird H, Grahame R, Lavallee M, Levy HP, Sillence D. The lack of clinical distinction between the hypermobility type of Ehlers–Danlos syndrome and the joint hypermobility syndrome (a.k.a. hypermobility syndrome). American Journal of Clinical Genetics Part A 2009;149A:2368-70.
(5) Grahame R. Hypermobility: an important but often neglected area within rheumatology. Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 2008 Oct;4(10):522-4.
(6) Malfait F, Hakim AJ, De Paepe A, Grahame R. The genetic basis of the joint hypermobility syndromes. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2006 May;45(5):502-7.
(7) Adib N, Davies K, Grahame R, Woo P, Murray KJ. Joint hypermobility syndrome in childhood. A not so benign multisystem disorder? Rheumatology (Oxford) 2005 Jun;44(6):744-50.
(8) Grahame R, Hakim AJ. Hypermobility. Curr Opin Rheumatol 2008 Jan;20(1):106-10.
(9) Hakim AJ, Grahame R, Norris P, Hopper C. Local anaesthetic failure in joint hypermobility syndrome. J R Soc Med 2005 Feb;98(2):84-5.
(10) Zweers MC, Hakim AJ, Grahame R, Schalkwijk J. Joint hypermobility syndromes: the pathophysiologic role of tenascin-X gene defects. Arthritis Rheum 2004 Sep;50(9):2742-9.
(11) McCormack M, Briggs J, Hakim A, Grahame R. Joint laxity and the benign joint hypermobility syndrome in student and professional ballet dancers. J Rheumatol 2004 Jan;31(1):173-8.
(12) Hakim AJ, Cherkas LF, Grahame R, Spector TD, MacGregor AJ. The genetic epidemiology of joint hypermobility: a population study of female twins. Arthritis Rheum 2004 Aug;50(8):2640-4.