Area of Practice Respiratory and General Medicine
Specialist Interests

COPD, Lung cancer, Chronic Cough, Asthma, EBUS, Interventional Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Ultrasound, Pleural diseases, Non Invasive Ventilation.

Professional Profile

Respiratory Consultant with specialist experience in COPD, Lung cancer, Asthma, Chronic cough, NIV, pleura effusion and medical thoracoscopy, interventional bronchoscopy EBUS -TBNA lymph node biopsy.

Trained in the Oxford region and then in the South West rotation, achieved CCST in Respiratory Medicine 2005. Gained experience at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London in interventional bronchoscopy in 2004-2005 (OPE). Completed a fellowship in Lille, France for interventional bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy in 2005. Worked as a locum chest consultant at the Royal London / London Chest Hospital from 2005 to 2006 and have been the consultant general and respiratory physician in Maidstone Hospital since 2006. In 2008, completed the fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and American College of Chest Physicians.

Interest in research with publications on COPD, Asthma, Lung cancer / EBUS, Endobronchial stents, COVID19, VAP

Has interest in education, remained¬† the Training Programme Director in Respiratory Medicine in KSS Deanery (2013-2017) and course director for a range of courses from EBUS, Interventional bronchoscopy and thoracic ultrasound via the Maidstone Academic Centre last 8 years. Currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London. Published numerous papers in peer-reviewed international journals on asthma, COPD, interventional bronchoscopy, EBUS, and endobronchial stenting, ventilator associated pneumonia and COVID19.

Trust Lead for Innovations and developed a new EBUS service at MTW Trust for lung cancer diagnosis and staging in 2016 for improving the waiting time for 2ww cancer patients from 4-6 weeks down to 1-2 weeks.

Serving as Medical Consultant appraiser for MTW Trust for last 10 years, member Trust D & T Committee for last 14 years. BMA LNC Consultant member and vice chair for MTW NHS Trust. Supervisor for QIP projects for 4th Year Kings student and teaching final year both from St. Georges and Kings College London. Previous Governance lead for Maidstone currently COPD Lead for West Kent with innovative COPD Hot Clinics and COPD MDM for the Trust
Publications listed in Research gate and Google scholar

Secretary contact details

NHS Secretary: Rebecca Brewester – 01622 224299
Private Secretary: Lisa Aspell – 01634 560747