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Dr Amit Patel graduated from King’s College London. He undertook postgraduate training in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine in London at some of the country’s leading hospitals including the Royal Brompton Hospital, King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital.
During his higher specialist training he went on to study for a MD in the Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology within King’s College London and has published extensively during this. Dr Patel lectures on areas of Respiratory medicine and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has postgraduate qualifications in education.
Dr Patel is lead for Respiratory Medicine at King's College Hospital where he is a substantive Consultant. He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London and is the Training Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine in South Thames as well as Regional Specialty Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians.
Areas of interest
All aspects of respiratory medicine, including the investigation and management of post covid, cough, asthma, sleep apnoea, breathlessness of unknown cause COPD, pneumonia, lung cancer, pleural disease, respiratory failure, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease and bronchiectasis.
Current NHS consultant posts held
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (primary) and Guys and St Thomas's Hospital NHS foundation Trust (Honorary)
Dr Patel's research interests are in developing novel techniques in the assessment of interstitial lung diseases and sarcoidosis. He also collaborates in research on the management of cough. His work is published in high impact factor international journals and he is a collaborator on projects both nationally and internationally. His work has been presented at major symposia in North America, Europe and the UK.
Clinical Excellence Award 2019, 2020 and 2021
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Conversational
Dr Patel is the author of numerous publications and a selection are presented here.
Provision of holistic care after severe COVID-19 pneumonia: anticipating clinical need and managing resources.
D'Cruz RF, Perrin F, Birring SS, Patel AS, Patel I, Jolley CJ, Waller MD. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Dec;8(12):1175-1176. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30529-4. Epub 2020 Nov 13.
Chest radiography is a poor predictor of respiratory symptoms and functional impairment in survivors of severe COVID-19 pneumonia.
D'Cruz RF, Waller MD, Perrin F, Periselneris J, Norton S, Smith LJ, Patrick T, Walder D, Heitmann A, Lee K, Madula R, McNulty W, Macedo P, Lyall R, Warwick G, Galloway JB, Birring SS, Patel A, Patel I, Jolley CJ.
ERJ Open Res. 2021 Feb 8;7(1):00655-2020
COVID-19 diagnoses in South East London peaked before the UK suggesting early measures reduced transmission.
Aylwin SJB, Patel AS, Post FA.
J Infect. 2020 Aug;81(2):e70-e71. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.04.043. Epub 2020 May 4.
Effect of continuous positive airway pressure on maximal exercise capacity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Fletcher HV, Cho PSP, Loong SL, Estrada-Petrocelli L, Patel AS, Birring SS, Lee KK.
J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Nov 15;16(11):1847-1855
The development and validation of the Bronchiectasis Health Questionnaire. Eur Respir J. 2017 May 11;49(5)
Spinou A, Siegert RJ, Guan WJ, Patel AS, Gosker HR, Lee KK, Elston C, Loebinger MR, Wilson R, Garrod R, Birring SS.
A comparison of Rasch Analysis and Impact factor methodology for constructing an interstitial lung disease health status questionnaire, accepted for publication, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, S Bajwah et al
The minimal important difference of the King’s brief interstitial lung disease questionnaire (K-BILD) and forced vital capacity in interstitial lung disease.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, G Kier et al Respiratory Medicine 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.rmed.2013.06.009.
The development and validation of the King's Sarcoidosis Questionnaire for the assessment of health status.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, D. Creamer et al Thorax 2013 Jan;68 (1):57-65 .
The development and validation of the King’s Brief Interstitial Lung Disease (K-BILD) health status questionnaire.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, K. Brignall et al Thorax. Epub ahead of press.doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-201581.
- MBBS King's College London 2001
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2005
- AHEA Higher Education Academy 2011
- MD King's College London 2015
Reference number 6029386
Details of entry to specialist register
- Respiratory Medicine, 2012
- General (Internal) Medicine, 2012
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