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Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow

Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow

Consultant in respiratory medicine


Director of the lung division at

Royal Brompton Hospital 


Trust deputy medical director.

Areas of expertise


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. 

 

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

       

He is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College and chair of the NICE guidelines development group for Asthma: diagnosis and monitoring, and was appointed director of the Trust's lung division in October 2014.   


Research interests


Dr Menzies-Gow’s research interests include: 


  • the mechanisms of sever asthma
  • novel therapies for asthma
  • the role of the eosinophil in allergic inflammation.

 

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. 


 " 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."
 Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow



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


Dr Menzies-Gow holds the following positions:


  • 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.