Dr Michael Polkey

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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About me

Dr Polkey is a chest physician with 20 years of experience. His NHS base is the Royal Brompton Hospital in London where he serves on the lung failure team. The Royal Brompton Hospital is a National centre of excellence for patients with lung disease in the UK. He is expert with all aspects of advanced lung disease which result in respiratory failure. He is particularly expert in weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation, the management of chronic respiratory failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and respiratory aspects of neurological disease such as ALS.

He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and also Deputy Director of the Royal Brompton Hospital NIHR respiratory biomedical research unit. He has experience in acquiring and directing multicentre research grants and in PhD supervison and examination. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles and is associate editor of the European Respiratory Journal and Clinical Science.

Areas of interest

Respiratory failure, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); non-invasive ventilation, weaning from mechanical ventilation and respiratory aspects of neurological disease

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  • Natalie Stewart Clarke
  • Royal Brompton Hospital Sydney Street LONDON SW3 6NP
  • 020 7351 8058
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