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Dr John Wort

John Wort

Consultant in pulmonary hypertension and
intensive care medicine


Background and training

Dr John Wort studied chemistry at St Anne's College, Oxford before studying medicine at University College London. He qualified in 1993, and carried on with specialist training. He finished training in 2005 with a CCST in respiratory, intensive care and general medicine.


He completed his PhD at Imperial College London in 2003. He studied the pathological mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension.

Areas of expertise


Dr Wort is a consultant in pulmonary hypertension and intensive care medicine at the Trust. He is also the clinical lead for pulmonary hypertension at Royal Brompton Hospital.


Research interests


Dr Wort's research interests include:

  • the role of endothelin-1
  • the importance of inflammatory mechanisms in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. 

He is currently funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as a senior lecturer and honorary consultant.

Listen to a recent podcast Dr Wort did looking at pulmonary hypertension, what the actual condition is and the research and work the Trust is doing to treat patients.