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I am Consultant in General and Respiratory medicine for the last 20 years. I am the head of my departments at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford and Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup. I have previously been a Clinical Director for Medicine.
I have an interest in developing procedures and pathways for rapid and less invasive ways to diagnose respiratory conditions. I have developed the Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and the Medical Thoracoscopy service at Darent Valley Hospital which is available to private patients. You can see my other areas of interest on my personal website www.chestconsultant.com.
I frequently investigate and treat difficult-to-understand general symptoms like cough, shortage of breath and lack of energy etc.
I also have interest in education and training in Respiratory Medicine. I am member of speciality training committee for Respiratory medicine in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery.
Areas of interest
Difficult Cough; Sleep disorders / apnoea; Lung cancer; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Asthma; Tuberculosis; Bronchiectasis; Sarcoidosis; ILD; EBUS; Medical thoracoscopy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Respiratory Medicine
Darent Valley Hospital
Clinical excellence awards for service at Darent Valley Hospital.
Courses offered to GPs
Contact Postgraduate centre on 01322 428 100 for future dates.
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- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2001
Reference number 3529654
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member British Thoracic Society 1997
- Member European Respiratory Society 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register, 1997
- bmi Chelsfield Park Hospital
- 09:00 - 10:30
- 01689 877855
- BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital, DA3 8ND
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01474 879900
- BMI The Blackheath Hospital, SE3 9UD
- 11:00 - 12:30
- 020 8318 7722
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic bronchoscopy +/- biopsy - (1-5)