Dr Susannah Bloch

Consultant in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medi


Specialty Respiratory medicine


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    Susannah Bloch is an acute respiratory physician working at St Mary’s, Imperial College’s busy acute hospital. She is the site lead for Non-Invasive ventilation and supervises and runs the medical HDU. She is part of the acute on call consultant rota and looks after general and respiratory inpatients. She also leads the tracheostomy ward round and manages inpatient tracheostomy weaning off ICU. Her experience includes management of obesity hypoventilation and obstructive sleep apnoea with NIV and CPAP.

    She is part of the core lung cancer team and does weekly lung cancer MDTs and clinics. She also does a general respiratory clinic diagnosing and treating all general respiratory diseases.

    Susannah trained at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine in London and since qualifying has also gained both an MSc in respiratory medicine and a research PhD in the field of post critical illness muscle wasting.

    Scope of work:
    Acute respiratory and HDU physician.
    General medical physician
    All general respiratory problems
    Diagnostic bronchoscopy
    Lung function reporting
    Acute and Chronic respiratory failure
    Non-invasive ventilation and CPAP (including treatment of OSA and OHV)
    Post-operative management of medical (especially respiratory) problems.
    Lung cancer diagnosis and guiding MDT management.
    Tracheostomy and post ICU care and weaning.
    Pre-operative optimisation of respiratory patients.

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