Dr Chua graduated in 1995 from the University of London with distinction. He was subsequently awarded a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship to undertake PhD studies investigating experimental lung fibrosis; this work was focused on defining specific biochemical and cellular mechanisms that promote pathological lung scarring.
Dr Chua’s clinical postgraduate training was undertaken at the Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and University College London hospitals.
Dr Chua established an interstitial lung disease clinic at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London in 2007. He also led its TB Chest service and was care group lead for respiratory medicine from 2011 until 2014 when he joined Royal Brompton Hospital in September of the same year.
Areas of expertise
Dr Chua has expertise in diagnosing and treating different types of interstitial lung diseases (ILD), such as:
- idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
- pulmonary manifestations associated with underlying connective tissue (rheumatological) disorders or those where exposed to inhaled stimuli, including drugs or environmental agents, which may have led to the disease.
Dr Chua gives lectures on his areas of expertise and an experienced medico-legal expert in pulmonary diseases and acts as the educational supervisor to the specialist respiratory trainees at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Dr Chua is actively involved in ILD studies and has written research and clinical papers, as well as contributed to textbooks in his areas of interest.
Private patient referral
If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team.