Dr Arnab Datta

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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About me

Dr Arnab Datta qualified from Jesus College, Cambridge with a first class degree in Neurophysiology, before completing his medical training at University College, London (UCL), graduating with a Distinction and several University prizes. He trained at several of the country’s top teaching hospitals, including The Royal Brompton Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, before being award a prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowship (2008) and completing his PhD (pulmonary fibrosis) at UCL (2011).
Dr Datta was appointed as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Northwick Park Hospital in 2012, and is an an Honorary Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (St Mary’s Hospital) in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). He has a specialist interest in ILD including lung fibrosis, and is Clinical Lead for ILD at Northwick Park Hospital - in this field, he has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has an on-going interest in clinical research, involving collaboration with The Royal Brompton Hospital, as well as Imperial College. Recent work has focused on developing novel Patient Reported Experience Measures for patients with lung fibrosis, and hub and spoke pathways facilitating early diagnosis and treatment He also runs a weekly cancer clinic, bronchoscopy service and has developed pathways to manage a variety of respiratory conditions on a day care unit. He developed and expanded the Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) service at Northwick Park Hospital which has significantly reduced the waiting time to diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung cancer and tuberculosis.
He is additionally involved in managing the High Dependency Unit, directing the care of severely ill patients including those with respiratory failure.
Dr Datta’s clinical practice involves managing patients across the entire range of respiratory symptoms and conditions. He is consulted about cough, breathlessness and wheeze, as well as sputum production, coughing up blood (haemoptysis) and chest pain. He treats patients with chronic cough, asthma, COPD and lung cancer, as well as pleural conditions, including pleural effusions and pneumothoraces. His specialist interest is the management of patients with fibrotic lung disease, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoid.

Areas of interest

breathlessness; cough; infection; bronchiectasis; fibrosis; cancer; COPD; emphysema; asthma; pleural disease (including effusions and pneumothorax); lung nodules; pulmonary emboli; sarcoid

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