Dr Rishi Pabary studied medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine, qualifying in 2002. He went on to specialise in paediatrics, and completed subspecialty training in paediatric respiratory medicine. Dr Pabary has worked at several London hospitals, including the Royal London, St Mary’s and Hammersmith University Hospitals.

Before joining the Trust as a consultant in 2017, Dr Pabary worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for three years, focusing on different areas of paediatric respiratory medicine including sleep and lung transplantation. He is on the GMC specialist register for paediatrics and paediatric respiratory medicine.

Dr Pabary’s PhD thesis was on novel methods of diagnosis and treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis. The thesis, supervised by Professor Jane Davies, Professor Andrew Bush and Professor Eric Alton, was done at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. Dr Pabary’s dissertation, for an MSc in advanced paediatrics undertaken at the Institute of Child Health (UCL), focused on the use of nasal potential difference investigations in cystic fibrosis.

Areas of expertise

Dr Pabary’s areas of expertise include:

  • general paediatric respiratory medicine
  • cystic fibrosis
  • sleep and non-invasive ventilation
  • bronchoscopy

Research interests          

Dr Pabary has been involved in numerous clinical studies in different areas of paediatric respiratory medicine, including:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sleep and non-invasive ventilation

Teaching and lecturing

As Dr Pabary has predominantly worked in teaching hospitals, medical education has naturally integrated into his work. He regularly teaches on MRCPCH revision courses at Ealing Hospital and his revision notes for MRCPCH have been used as a study material on the London School of Paediatrics website. He is an accredited clinical supervisor for junior doctors.

Dr Pabary also been an invited speaker at national and international respiratory conferences, giving talks and presentations on a variety of paediatric respiratory conditions.


Dr Pabary has written several peer reviewed papers in journals including the European Respiratory Journal, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and Paediatric Respiratory Reviews.