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Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow

Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow

Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow

Consultant in respiratory medicine,

director of the lung division at

Royal Brompton Hospital and

Trust deputy medical director.

Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow is a consultant in respiratory medicine with a particular interest in patients with severe asthma or asthma that is difficult to control. 


He is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College and chair of the NICE guidelines development group for Asthma: diagnosis and monitoring.

 

He was appointed director of the Trust's lung division in October 2014.



Areas of expertise


His team specialises in the diagnosis and management of patients with difficult-to-control asthma, sent for a tertiary or second opinion from their local hospital. He also specialises in eosinophilic lung disease.



Research interests


He conducts research into the mechanisms of severe asthma, novel therapies for asthma and the role of the eosinophil in allergic inflammation.



Raising the profile of asthma services


Dr Menzies-Gow says his aim is to improve the quality of life for patients with difficult asthma by providing a first class diagnostic and treatment service. 

 

He comments, "It will be necessary to raise awareness of our service within the health service, to encourage doctors to refer patients to us earlier, and to give more people the opportunity to use our service. In addition, I intend to continue my research into the causes of and novel treatments for severe asthma."


Teaching


Dr Menzies-Gow regularly lectures on Anti-IgE therapy, severe asthma and eosinophilic lung disease. He has recently lectured at the Winter BTS meeting, European Respiratory Society meeting and Nordic Lung conference.

 

Past lectures include the British Thoracic Society Summer meeting, British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, BTS rare lung disease short course, Basic and Clinical Allergy course and Respiratory Medicine update for general practitioners.

 

In September 2012, Dr Menzies-Gow presented four sessions at the European Respiratory Society annual conference in Vienna.



Memberships


  • Member of the Respiratory Clinical Reference Group for specialist commissioning and leading on commissioning of severe asthma services across England
  • Member of the British Thoracic Society Asthma Standards and Advisory Group

  • Founding member of the BTS severe asthma network, which publishes regularly on severe asthma

 

Read more about Dr Menzies-Gow on BBC News Online.