Dr Millicent Stone
Medical interests: General rheumatology, osteoporosis and bone health of the female athlete, spondyloarthropathy including ankylosing spondylitis and inflammatory eye disease osteoarthritis and crystal diseases including gout.
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Dr Millicent Stone was born in Ireland and attended the National University of Ireland, gaining a degree in General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She moved to Canada to specialise further, taking up a Fellowship in Spondyloarthropathy at the University of Toronto and obtaining a further degree in Clinical Epidemiology during her time there. She set up the SMART programme at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, where she was Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Professor of Medicine.
Dr Stone is particularly interested in promoting the health and wellbeing of female athletes.
My clinical and research interests are focused on developing efficient and effective programmes of treatment for disorders that affect the bones and joints. I worked in Toronto, Canada for several years, where I developed the spondyloarthropathy methodology research therapeutics program programme (SMART) for patients with diseased vertebral joints. This is now being implemented internationally. I am an established researcher in my field but I am equally passionate about delivering the highest standard of care for my patients.
Since returning to the UK, Dr Stone has taken up an appointment as Consultant Rheumatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT), London and Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Dr Stone maintains a strong specialist clinical and research interest in back pain and Spondyloarthropathy and inflammatory eye diseases and is internationally regarded as a key opinion leader in this field of Rheumatology. Dr Stone's role in the NHS is unique in that she runs the Medical Eye Unit at St Thomas' Hospital with her colleague Professor Miles Stanford and focuses on patients with disorders that affect the eye and other systems and need a general Rheumatological input. She works closely with her colleagues at Moorfields to treat complex inflammatory disorders of the eye that require immunosuppressant drugs. Dr. Stone previously helped lead the metabolic bone program at GSTT with Professor Spector. Dr Stone has retained a strong interest in metabolic bone disease including Osteoporosis in her NHS and private practice. Dr Stone is certified as a bone densitometrist by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and offers treatment for Osteoporosis with various agents including bisphosphonates denosumab and teriparitide. She works closely with athletes and is an expert in the Female Athlete Triad a condition that involves reduced calorific intake impaired menstruation and consequent fracture risk.
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