Dr Rachel Hoyles: General (internal) medicine , Respiratory medicine

Dr Rachel Hoyles

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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About me

Rachel qualified in Cambridge, and trained in London before taking up her current appointment in the Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine in 2009. She completed a successful clinical and translational PhD project at the Royal Brompton and Royal Free Hospitals investigating the role of lung injury in scleroderma-associated lung fibrosis.

Her interests include lung fibrosis, asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease, lung infection, cough, and a broad range of general respiratory and general medical conditions.

Rachel is the lead clinician for the Oxford Interstitial Lung Disease Service, and has successfully bid to become a Pirfenidone prescribing centre, and her unit was recognized as a national specialist centre for interstitial lung disease (ILD) in 2014. Rachel has a national profile in ILD, is a regular speaker at national conferences. She is a current member of the ILD Specialist Advisory Group, advising the British Thoracic Society on national policy, has an advisory role with the British Lung Foundation in forming a Patient Charter.

Rachel’s active research interests include clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (via the active UKCRC Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit), lung diseases associated with vasculitis, immunosuppressant strategies in lung disease associated with rheumatological problems, and imaging modalities in lung fibrosis.

Areas of interest

Lung disease; Pulmonary disease; Cough; Breathlessness; Respiratory infections; Interstitial lung disease; Asthma; COPD; Bronchiectasis; Lung function tests; Abnormal x-ray investigation

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