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Brian O'Connor


Special Interests

Coughs, Emphysema, shortness of breath, chest infections, chest pain, Pneumonia, allergic airways disease, asthma and chronic bronchitis




Dr Brian O'Connor graduated from Dublin in 1980, and subsequently completed his post graduate general medical training there and passed the examination for membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1984. He moved to the Royal Brompton Hospital in 1988 to complete his specialist respiratory training and completed an MD thesis on research into airway inflammation and asthma. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

In 1992 Dr O'Connor was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute and a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital in London. There he established a leading edge clinical research facility, to investigate new treatment strategies in Airways Disease. In 1997, he relocated to Kings College School of Medicine to continue his clinical research and was appointed Consultant Respiratory Physician at Kings College Hospital until March 2008, when he commenced full time private practice. He is a leading specialist in the field of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, and is the Lead Consultant for the London Chest Clinic.

His major clinical interests are asthma, smoking related lung disease, chest infections and general respiratory medicine. Dr O'Connor remains fully active in clinical research on Airways Diseases. He has published and presented more than 200 papers in high impact Peer Review Journals and at international scientific meetings. He is a member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS), European Respiratory Society (ERS) AND American Thoracic Society (ATS) and has edited books, and written chapters on Asthma and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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