Dr Johnson Samuel: General (internal) medicine , Respiratory medicine
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Dr Johnson Samuel

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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  • Sleep disorders

About me

Dr Johnson Samuel has been a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Basildon University Hospital from 2004. He is the Director of Postgraduate Medical Education and the Lead for Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine in the Trust.

Dr Samuel graduated from the Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India with an MBBS and MD, General Medicine. After higher specialist training in Respiratory Medicine in Wales, he moved to Basildon. He became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998 and was elected a Fellow in 2008. He obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (UCL/RCP) in 2009 and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2010.

His specialist interests are in Sleep medicine and Pulmonary Physiology. He has developed the Cardio-pulmonary exercise service, which is used widely by physicians, surgeons and anesthetists across the region. He sees patients with a wide range of respiratory disorders including COPD, Asthma, Lung Cancer, chronic cough, breathlessness, respiratory infections and interstitial lung disease. He performs fibreoptic flexible diagnostic bronchoscopy and other general respiratory procedures. He presents regularly at national & international conferences, has publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored chapters in a respiratory textbook.

Dr Samuel is passionate about education and training. As DPME, he oversees postgraduate education and training in the trust. He regularly teaches medical students, postgraduate trainees, primary care physicians and nurses. He is an examiner of Royal College of Physicians and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer of the University College London.

Dr Samuel tries to treat patients holistically using patient centered, evidence based care. He believes medicine is a vocation and its practitioner’s lifelong learners.

Areas of interest

Sleep Apnoea; Chronic Cough; Invstigation of Breathlessness; Respiratory disorders; Bronchial Asthma; COPD; Lung Cancer; Assessment of fitness for surgery

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