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Dr. Liju Ahmed FRCP is a consultant Respiratory Physician at Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation trust. He is a specialist in the treatment of Respiratory diseases:
Dr Ahmed is currently the clinical lead for pleural disease and pulmonary interventions at Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation trust. Following his training he was appointed as a consultant at Guys and St. Thomas NHS foundation in 2009. Dr. Ahmed set up the first and currently only comprehensive medical pleural disease service in London.
His research interest is in pleural disease and interventions especially in severe airways disease. He is a chief investigator in different clinical trials and have been principal investigator and co-investigator in several clinical trials.
He has published in several peer reviewed high impact journals and also presented at a number of national and international meetings.
Areas of interest
Pleural Disease; Asthma; COPD; Breathlessness; Interstitial Lung Disease; Complex Lung pathologies; Ultrasound guided pleural procedures; Indwelling pleural catheter; Thoracoscopy level 1 and 2; Interventional Bronchoscopy; Pleural disease – benign, malignant and infections; Pulmonary interventions – diathermy, cryotherapy, tumour debulking, stenting, airways dilatation; Lung cancer; Severe airways disease; Endobronchial Lung volume reduction; Respiratory autoimmune disease; General respiratory conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Ahmed's research interest is in Pleural Disease. He is interested in understanding the mechanism of breathlessness in pleural effusions and improving quality of life in pleural disease.
Dr Ahmed loves travelling and travel photography. He enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.
A list of Publications can be found here
- MBBS Calicut University 1997
- CCT Calicut University 1999
Reference number 5205954
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer Kings College School of Medicine 2014
- Chair of Ultrasound Curriculum 2020 South Carolina University at Kings College School of Medicine. 2018
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians FRCP