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Respiratory medicine

What we do

We are closely linked to King’s College London School of medicine and provide research as well as clinical services.

We diagnose, treat and provide continuing care for patients with chest-related conditions, such as:

  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • sarcoidosis
  • asbestos-related conditions including mesothelioma
  • cystic fibrosis
  • tuberculosis
  • chronic and acute respiratory failure
  • sleep-disordered breathing
  • pneumonia
  • pulmonary haemorrhage, hypertension and embolism
  • genetic and developmental lung disorders
  • lung cancer.

We provide a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • lung function and allergy screening
  • fibre optic bronchoscopy
  • TB clinic
  • sarcoidosis clinic
  • joint oncology clinic
  • cystic fibrosis clinic
  • smoking cessation clinic
  • long COVID clinic (respiratory and neuropsychiatry).

Preparing for your appointment

King’s is smoke-free, which means smoking is not permitted anywhere on our site or grounds. Your doctor or nurse will ask you about smoking and will be happy to offer you support and treatment if needed.

You do not need to prepare for routine appointments.

Locations

  • Third floor, Willowfield Building, King’s College Hospital, Bessemer Road, SE5 9BG
  • Third floor, Guthrie Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 9RS
  • Venetian Building, King’s College Hospital, Caldecot Road, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Patient information leaflets

TitleFile SizeLink
Bronchoscopy48 KB
E-cigarettes (vapes) explained233 KB
Guide to using your DreamStation CPAP machine and humidifier537 KB
How to provide a sputum sample106 KB
Lung function tests155 KB
Lung prehabilitation51 KB
Mannitol challenge test164 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – A40 AVAPs590 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – DreamStation ST/AVAPs401 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – Nippy 3+898 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – Nippy 4/Nippy 4+464 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for cystic fibrosis139 KB
Pneumonia35 KB
Sleep hygiene28 KB
Sleep studies142 KB

Conditions we treat

We diagnose, treat and provide continuing care for patients with a considerable and challenging range of pathologies.

These include:

  • asthma
  • COPD
  • diffuse interstitial lung disease
  • cough
  • asbestos-related conditions including mesothelioma
  • cystic fibrosis
  • tuberculosis
  • management of chronic and acute respiratory failure
  • sleep-disordered breathing
  • pneumonia
  • bronchiectasis
  • pulmonary hypertension, haemorrhage and embolism
  • allergic lung disorders
  • disorders of the pleura (including mesothelioma, pleural effusion and pneumothorax)
  • pulmonary manifestations of systemic disease
  • genetic and developmental lung disorders
  • long COVID.

We also have a major commitment to treating lung cancer.

What is required before referring a patient

Patients should be aware that King’s is smoke-free, which means smoking is not permitted anywhere on our site or grounds.

For routine appointments, patients do not need to make any preparations.

Booking a patient at King’s

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Fill in the ‘Integrated Respiratory Team – referral form’ (below). The form lists how to submit the referral, depending on which service is needed.

Emergency Referrals

GPs should make urgent referrals via NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For suspected cancer, refer via the urgent suspected cancer referral pathway.

In an emergency, call switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask to speak to the on-call respiratory consultant.

Referral forms

TitleFile SizeLink
Integrated Respiratory Team referral form145 KB
SEL Post-COVID Syndrome Referral Form37 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Dr Jack Barker Consultant Physician
Prof Surinder Birring Consultant Respiratory Physician
Dr Tom Buttle Consultant Chest Physician
Dr Anne Collett Consultant
Dr Caroline Elston Consultant in Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Respiratory Medicine, Site Medical Director Denmark Hill.
Mrs Jacqui Fenton-Woods Senior Respiratory CNS
Dr Anna Gerratt Locum Consultant Respiratory Medicine
Dr Bibek Gooptu Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dr Elizabeth Hadley Consultant
Dr Shahid Hamid Consultant Physician
Dr Georgia Hardavella Consultant
Dr Amadea Heitmann Consultant
Dr Joanne Kavanagh Respiratory Consultant
Dr Theodoros Kyprianou Consultant
Dr Kai Lee Consultant Respiratory Physician
Dr Rebecca Lyall Consultant (Respiratory)
Dr Raj Madula Consultant
Dr Brendan Mallia Milanes Consultant Respiratory Medicine
Ms Julia Marshall TB Nurse Specialist
Dr Will McNulty Consultant
Mrs Rebecca Mibuulo Respiratory/TB CNS
Prof John Moxham Director of Clinical Strategy, KHP
Mrs Margaret Ogedengbe Clinical TB Nurse Manager
Dr Irem Patel Consultant Respiratory Physician, Integrated Care
Dr Amit Suresh Patel Consultant
Dr Jimstan Periselneris Consultant Respiratory
Dr Felicity Perrin Consultant - Respiratory Medicine and Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Mrs Raquel Pestana Senior Respiratory Physiologist
Dr Marcus Pittman Consultant Physician
Dr Deepak Rao Consultant Respiratory Physician
Miss Thadshayinee Sangaralingham Highly Specialised Respiratory Physiologist
Mrs Louise Smith Senior Respiratory Nurse Specialist Medicine
Dr LJ Smith Consultant
Dr Chia Ling Tey Consultant
Dr Dave Walder Consultant Respiratory & General Medicine Physician
Dr Michael Waller Respiratory Consultant
Dr Geoffrey Warwick Consultant Physician