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He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of respiratory disease. He leads the Lung Cancer and Bronchoscopy Service for the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He is particularly known for interventional bronchoscopy and its application to respiratory medicine. He performs novel procedures for the treatment of lung diseases such as bronchial thermoplasty for asthma and lung volume reduction for emphysema. He uses techniques such as placing valves or umbrellas like devices through to coils and stents. In lung cancer he offers treatments such as cryotherapy through to the insertion of gold markers which enables treatment with the CyberKnife.
Areas of interest
Interventional bronchoscopy; Lung cancer; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Asthma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Royal Brompton Hospital
He is active in both the research and development of new treatments. He is Reader at Imperial College, London.
over 120 papers and several books including his contribution as sectional editor of the thoracic section of Grays Anatomy (39th edition), oxford textbook of medicine and author of Bronchoscopy textbook.
Featured in Tatler best Doctor Guide (2013)
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2003
- MD University of London 1995
- MBBS Guys Hospital Medical School 1989
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in General (Internal) Medicine & Respiratory Medicine, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Thoracic Society, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Royal College of Physicians, World Association of Bronchology & Bronch-Oesophalagy
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.