- Arden Group | Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Diseases Research Group
- Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Group
- Watt Group | Translational Research in Osteoarthritis Research Group
MRCP DipSEM MSc
Clinical Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Stefan Kluzek is a Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) trainee with a clinical and research interest in knee injuries and metabolic dysregulation. Stefan's research explores the role of inflammatory pathways in a development of knee osteoarthritis. Stefan is particularly interested in identifying the mechanisms leading to early cardiovascular mortality in knee osteoarthritis.
As a house officer in the Northern Deanery, Stefan was involved in setting up and running cardiopulmonary exercise lab and a research study looking at the exercise interventions in people with an established coronary artery disease. In 2010, Stefan started his SEM training in the Oxford Deanery, and in 2012, he commenced the MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. During his masters, Stefan explored the evidence looking at the role of adipokines in promoting chronic inflammation in knee osteoarthritis.
In 2013, Stefan was awarded a competitive Clinical Research Fellow post within the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis based at the University of Oxford. During the time in this post, he has been involved in the development of new Osteoarthritis research cohorts and biomarkers-based research and working synergistically between surgical, rheumatology and sports medicine research programmes. From January 2014, Stefan has been enrolled as a DPhil student supervised by Dr Julia Newton, Professor Nigel Arden and Professor Andy Price.
Ioannides D. et al, (2017), BMJ Case Reports
McClelland TJ. et al, (2017), BMJ Case Reports
Wallace G. et al, (2016), Arthritis Care and Research
Kluzek S. et al, (2016), Ann Rheum Dis, 75, 1749 - 1756
Hughes HJJ. and Kluzek WS., (2016), BMJ