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Dr Robert Winter is a respiratory physician with 20 years experience as a consultant working in Cambridge and in London. He trained at UCH, the Brompton Hospital and at the Hammersmith Hospital, where he completed his MD thesis and an MRC Training Fellowship. He has authored numerous publications on respiratory medicine and physiology, winning first prize in the BMA ‘Book of the year’ competition for his book ‘Making sense of Lung Function’, 2004. Formerly medical director of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, 2002-2008 and currently a Vice President of the British Lung Foundation, he was appointed OBE for services to medicine and healthcare in the New Year honours, 2009.
Areas of interest
asthma; asbestosis lung disease; aviation medicine; breathlessness; bronchiectasis; chronic cough; COPD; lung cancer; pneumonia; pleural disease; respiratory infection
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant respiratory physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge 2000 - 2015
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians 1995
Level Gold NHS Clinical Excellence Award 2007, renewed in 2012
OBE for services to medicine and healthcare, 2009
Research papers and review articles on aspect of respiratory medicine and physiology
Courses offered to GPs
Regular participation and support of Cambridge University Hospitals' and Spire Hospital's programme of courses and seminars for GPs. Practice based teaching sessions by arrangement.
- MB BS, Royal Free and UCH School of Medicine University of London 1977
- MD University of London 1987
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 1995
- MRC Training Fellowship Medical Research Council 1985
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- National Clinical Director, Respiratory Programme Department of Health 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Registration in Respiratory Medicine, 1995
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Medical Association
Member of British Thoracic Society
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
- Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital 30 New Road...
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- 01223 266934
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