Dr Peter George qualified at Imperial College School of Medicine in London in 2005, and has trained at the most prestigious centres in London and in 2009 was awarded an Academic Clinical Fellowship in respiratory medicine. 

He secured funding from the Medical Research Council to pursue a higher degree and went on to complete his PhD at Imperial College, London, focusing on the role of the innate immune system in pulmonary vascular inflammation. 

Dr George has trained in interstitial lung disease at both Hammersmith and Royal Brompton Hospitals and spent time in the interstitial lung disease unit at the National Jewish Health Hospital in Denver, Colorado, considered by many to be the leading respiratory hospital in the United States. In November 2019, he was appointed respiratory speciality lead for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North West London Clinical Research Network (CRN), where he will lead the delivery of and improve patient access to research in respiratory medicine. 

Areas of expertise

Dr George is a consultant respiratory physician at Royal Brompton Hospital. His expertise is in interstitial lung diseases (ILD) including:

  • idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
  • sarcoidosis
  • pulmonary manifestations of connective tissue disease
  • fibrotic lung diseases secondary to environmental and inhalational stimuli.

Dr George has expertise in interstitial and inflammatory lung diseases, which is reflected in both his clinical and research experience. 

He has presented novel research data at the American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society and British Thoracic Society conferences and has published a number of articles in the most highly regarded journals. 

He lectures regularly to GPs and secondary care doctors on the topic of interstitial lung disease.


Dr George is committed to teaching and has examined for Imperial College London OSCE examinations. He is an honorary senior lecturer for Imperial College, and is a clinical and educational supervisor to trainees at Royal Brompton Hospital and has supervised research degrees.


Dr George became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008 and was awarded his Respiratory Speciality Certificate Examination – MRCP (Resp) in 2014.

In the same year he was the winner of the GSK National respiratory research competition and in 2015, was awarded the American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Circulation Assembly Scholarship. He is a member of the British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society.  

He has previously been a member of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) higher research degrees committee and holds an honorary position at the NHLI, Imperial College.

Private patient referral 

If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team