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- Paediatric respiratory medicine
Dr Paul Aurora has been consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Lung Transplantation at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2002.
He is fully accredited in the speciality and able to see patients with all aspects of paediatric respiratory disease.
Particular interests include asthma/preschool wheeze; recurrent and chronic respiratory infection; severe or end-stage lung disease, rare and congenital lung diseases, lung disease in children with multi-system disorders, and cystic fibrosis. He is a leading authority on lung function testing in children of all ages and has co-authored current international standards in this area. He is also a specialist in lung transplantation, and has some additional responsibilities in cardiac transplantation.
Areas of interest
Children (0-16 years); all aspects of paediatric respiratory medicine (children's lung disease), including recurrent infection; asthma and preschool wheeze; cough; problems related to premature birth; and rare lung diseases.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Dr Aurora is academic lead for respiratory medicine at Great Ormond Street, and is very active in research.
He runs the main teaching programme for the speciality for south-east England, and frequently teaches at courses and conferences around the UK and internationally. He also co-ordinates all departmental training attachments for medical students and visiting consultants/fellows.
Dr Aurora has won numerous research awards, including the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Award for Paediatric Research in Europe (2002). He was only the 2nd UK doctor to win this award.
Dr Aurora has published more than 70 peer reviewed research papers in the last decade, mostly in the fields of cystic fibrosis, preschool wheeze, and lung transplantation.
Courses offered to GPs
GPs are free to attend the Lung in Childhood course which Dr Aurora now co-chairs. Details are via the Institute of Child Health website
- MBBS University of London (UCH) 1990
- BSc (Hons) in physiology University of London (UCL) 1987
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 1994
- FRCPCH (Foundation member) Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1996
- MSc (distinction) in clinical paediatrics University of London (ICH) 1999
- PhD University of London (UCL) 2006
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Long-Range Planning Committee, European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2012
- Chair, Scientific Group on Paediatric Respiratory Physiology European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2011
- Paediatric HERMES (exam setting) committee European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2011
- Assistant Director of Registry International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- Paediatrics and Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Royal College of Physicians
British Paediatric Respiratory Society
European Respiratory Society
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
me, via the hospital switchboard
0207 405 9200