Dr Richard Douglas Turner

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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Dr Turner studied at Oxford University and Birmingham Medical School and has a PhD from Queen Mary University, London. His higher specialist training in Respiratory and General Medicine began in Sheffield in 2009 and finished in London in 2016. After working as a Locum Consultant at King’s College Hospital he has been a Substantive Consultant at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust since the end of 2018.

With experience of a broad range of hospitals across the UK, Dr Turner is now based at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He specialises in lung cancer, pleural disease, bronchiectasis and other lung infections, as well as general Respiratory and Internal Medicine. He is also is experienced in the management of chronic cough and tuberculosis, and is proficient at bronchoscopy and pleural procedures.

Dr Turner also has a strong academic record, with publications particularly in the fields of chronic cough and tuberculosis, and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. He has presented his research nationally and internationally, is an invited reviewer for leading respiratory journals, and a keen teacher of medical students and junior doctors.

Areas of interest

All respiratory conditions but particularly: persistent cough; respiratory infections including pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and tuberculosis; pneumothorax; pleural effusion; unexplained breathlessness; lung cancer; asthma; COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis).

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