Dr Matthew Knight: General (internal) medicine , Respiratory medicine
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Dr Matthew Knight

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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About me

Dr Knight is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and the Head of Department at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He adopts a patient centred approach to the diagnosis and treatment of lung and chest problems.

He has a specialist interest in breathlessness and cough, and does sub-speciality clinics in pleural diseases and asthma and airway allergy at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust.

As well as completing specialist training in north west London, he completed a PG.Cert in Allergy Medicine at Imperial College London.

Special clinical interests:

Pleural Diseases- such as pleural effusion and pneumothorax. Dr Knight is currently involved in clinical research in this field, participating in both the RAMPP and HiSPEC trials.

Asthma and Allergy

Chronic Breathlessness- Dr Knight manages the investigation and treatment of unexplained and chronic breathlessness.

Chronic Cough- that is persistent cough of more than 8 weeks duration.

Recurrent respiratory infections- Both diagnosis of the cause and treatment of recurrent chest infections. Diseases of interest include Pneumonia, Bronchiectasis, Tuberculosis, Sinusitis and immune deficiency.

Current posts (NHS, University):

Head of department for Respiratory Medicine and
Consultant Respiratory Physician. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant Respiratory Physician – Central London Community Health

Clinical Lecturer in Medicine – University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Non-executive Director- Penrose Care www.penrosecare.co.uk

Year of first medical qualification:

2005

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians
European Respiratory Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Royal Society of Medicine
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
General Medical Council

Contact details:

Direct telephone number: 0203 897 0669
Secretary's name: Gemma Silk
Secretary's fax: 0844 858 1122
Secretary's email address: drknight.secretary@med-services.co.uk


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Areas of interest

Breathlessness; Chest pain; Cough; Asthma; COPD; Pleural Disease; Allergy; Sleep Apnoea, Respiratory Tract Infection; Bronchiectasis; Tuberculosis; Atypical Mycobacteria; Acute Medicine; General Medicine

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