Dr Sarah Doffman: General (internal) medicine , Respiratory medicine

Dr Sarah Doffman

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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About me

Investigation and treatment of respiratory symptoms, including cough, breathlessness.
Investigation and treatment of general medical conditions including assessments prior to surgery relating to respiratory disease.
Special clinical interests:
Lung cancer
Respiratory infections (including TB, immunocompromised infections (HIV-related, haemato-oncology associated respiratory disease)
Airways disease
General medical conditions

Having trained in London, Dr Sarah Doffman carried out research into the early diagnosis of invasive fungal pneumonia at St Bartholomew’s and Queen Mary, University of London and worked at the Royal Free Hospital, University College Hospital and Barts and the London Hospitals.

Her specialist interests include lung cancer, tuberculosis and respiratory disease in the immune-compromised host (HIV infection/post-chemotherapy or transplant).

Dr Doffman leads for lung cancer in the Trust and was Chair of the Sussex Cancer Network Lung Tumour Group from 2009-13.

She has led two large projects funded by the Department of Health with National Cancer Survivorship Initiative into improving pathways of care and wellbeing in patients living with lung cancer.

She was also a member of the Specialist Advisory Group of the British Thoracic Society for Tuberculosis until 2013 and is involved in the Multi-Drug Resistant Advisory Network, dealing with national policy and education.

Until 2013, she led the Surrey and Sussex Specialist Respiratory Group Research Network (National Institute for Health Research) improving uptake to clinical trials in respiratory disease across the region.

In 2014 she became the clinical director for the specialist medicine directorate at BSUH NHS Trust.

In 2017, she became the Chief of Service for the medicine division at BSUH NHS Trust

Areas of interest

Cough; investigation of breathlessness; investigation of abnormal chest X-Ray; unexplained respiratory symptoms; lung cancer; Respiratory infections; asthma; interstitial lung disease; chronic lung disease; COPD; Immunity and infection; bronchiectasis; endobronchial ultrasound; bronchoscopy;

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Procedures completed

  • E5180

    Diagnostic bronchoscopy +/- biopsy - (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

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