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Dr Anirban Maitra is currently employed as a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Paediatric Pulmonologist) at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (Central Manchester University Hospitals), the largest single site tertiary children’s hospital in UK. He is the director of Cystic Fibrosis unit (currently the largest in the country) and is the lead for bronchiectasis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Graduated from Calcutta Medical College, India, Asia’s second oldest medical school practicing European Medicine, he has been in UK since 1997. He has been involved in the tertiary management of children with complicated respiratory problems for the past 13 years. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Bristol Children’s Hospital and had published widely in highly rated academic journals (BMJ, Thorax, Clinical and Experimental Allergy). He completed the much-coveted National Grid Training in Paediatric Respiratory medicine from the Sheffield Children’s hospital in 2009 and has been practicing as a Consultant since. He has worked as a Consultant in University Children’s Hospital at Leicester, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (Liverpool) and had spent working in tertiary institutions overseas before joining Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2015.
Respiratory problems in children are widely prevalent making it the most important reason for parents consulting a medical professional and Dr Maitra feels that the respiratory needs of children are often unmet. Detailed but focussed history, lung function testing, baseline allergy and immune investigations and appropriate imaging (Chest X Ray, High Resolution CT scan) are some of the methods that Dr Maitra judiciously employs to evaluate his patients to reach a diagnosis.
In addition to his clinical commitments, he is heavily involved in research and the teaching of undergraduate students, post graduate students and junior doctors. He has been a regular speaker in many national and international conferences. He lives in Worsley, Salford and is happily married to Chandrani, an Information Scientist currently undertaking PhD with Manchester Metropolitan University. The couple have a lovely daughter currently undertaking her GCSE exams. Both Dr Maitra and his wife are committed towards increasing awareness of respiratory ailments in the underprivileged areas of the world as their only daughter suffers from asthma and allergies.
Areas of interest
Acute onset cough; ongoing cough; asthma; wheeze; lung function testing; bronchiolitis; cystic fibrosis; bronchiectasis; primary ciliary dyskinesia; tuberculosis; snoring; sleep disordered breathing; stridor; noisy breathing; pneumonia; chest infections; other infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract; respiratory allergy and atopy; flexible bronchoscopy; disorders of aerodigestive tract
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Director of Cystic Fibrosis and Lead for PCD / Non CF Bronciectasis Services
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Epidemiology of respiratory illnesses
Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Spending time with the family
Listening to music
Peer reviewed papers
Das S, Roy S K, Mukherjee M, Maitra A, Chatterjee K, Sen S. Epidemiology of admissions with respiratory illnesses: a single tertiary centre experience. Int J Contemp Pediatr. 2017: 4(2); 1- 5
Sherriff A, Maitra A, Ness AR, Mattocks C, Riddoch C, Reilly JJ, Paton JY and Henderson AJ. Association of duration of television viewing in early childhood with the subsequent development of asthma. Thorax 2009: 64; 321-325.
Maitra A, Sherriff A, Northstone K, Strachan D, Henderson AJ; ALSPAC Study Team. Maternal age of menarche is not associated with asthma or atopy in prepubertal children. Thorax2005: 60; 810 - 813.
Maitra A, Sherriff A, Strachan DP, ALSPAC Study Team and Henderson AJ. Mode of delivery is not associated with asthma or atopy in childhood. Clin Exp Allergy 2004: 34; 1349 –1355.
Maitra A, Sherriff A, Griffiths M, Henderson AJ, ALSPAC Study Team. Pertussis vaccination in infancy is not associated with asthma or allergy in later childhood - a birth cohort study. BMJ 2004: 328; 925 - 926.
De H, Md Azad S, Giri P P, Pal P, Ghosh A and Maitra A. Case Report. Two cases of non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2017: 20; 68–7.
Khan S, Maitra A, Hissaria P, Roy S, Anand M P, Nag N and Singh H. Chronic Urticaria: Indian Context—Challenges and Treatment Options. Dermatology Research and Practice 2013: Article ID 651737, 8 pages
Maitra A, Shine J, Henderson J, Fleming, P. The Investigation and Care of Children with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. Current Paediatrics 2004: 14; 354-360.
Maitra A, Langton Hewer S. Acute adrenal crisis: how great is the risk? The Airways Journal: 2003: 1(2): 107
Maitra A. Assessment of airway inflammation. In Kabra S, editors. Essential Pediatric Pulmonology. 3rd Edition (In Press)
Maitra A. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In: Kabra S, editors. Case Based Reviews in Pediatric Pulmonology (In Press)
Maitra A. Acute epiglottitis. In: Ghosh A, Mitra M, editors. Treatment and Prognosis in Pediatrics. New Delhi. Jaypee Brothers. 2013 p 90
Maitra A. Acute laryngotracehobronchitis (croup). In: Ghosh A, Mitra M, editors. Treatment and Prognosis in Pediatrics. New Delhi. Jaypee Brothers. 2013 p 93
Courses offered to GPs
New horizons in managing cystic fibrosis in the paediatric population
Aerosol therapy in asthma
- FRCPCH (UK) Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London 2010
- MMedSci University of Keele, UK 2006
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians, London 1998
- DCH University of Calcutta, India 1996
- MBBS University of Calcutta, India 1993
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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.