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I was appointed as Consultant Respiratory physician in 1996 and am one of the most senior consultants. I have vast experience in the management of simple and complex respiratory disorders.
I am a senior examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. I am also an examiner for the University of Birmingham. I was Clinical Director for Chronic Conditions at Walsall Manor Hospital, Vice Chair of Pan Birmingham Cancer Network, Lung Expert Advisory Group and External Reviewer for Lung Cancer Network.
I have also worked as assessor for miner's compensation scheme.
Over the last 30 years I have trained a number of junior colleagues and medical students.
Areas of interest
Cough; Asthma; COPD; Sleep Disorders / apnoea, Lung shadows; Lung Cancer; Tuberculosis; Complex Respiratory Problems
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant respiratory physician,
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust
Tuberculosis. Non Tuberculous mycobacterium
Management of chronic cough
Sporting activities like badminton, Hockey.
Listening to indian classical music
Health service journal awards for innovation
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Conversational
British thoracic society guidelines on treatment of Non tuberculous mycobacterium.
Nebulised antibiotics for bronchiectasis.
Early bronchoscopy for fungal infection in immunocompromised host
Courses offered to GPs
Talks to GPs on Asthma/COPD/Chronic cough/Lung cancer.
Teach ins on Asthma/ Copd
No complications on procedures e.g Bronchoscopy/ Pleural procedures.
- MBBS University of Madras 1980
- MD. (GENERAL MEDICINE) University of Madras 1983
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 1991
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2000
- Certificate in Medical education University of Warwick 2000
Reference number 4133812
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians 2001
- Senior fellow British Thoracic Society 1996
- Member British Medical Association 1996
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certified specialist in general medicine and Respiratory medicine, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
Royal college of physicians
- Spire hospital Little aston
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- 0121 353 2444
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