I am a Paediatrician and Specialist in:

  • childhood serious illnesses
  • childhood respiratory diseases
  • childhood sleep disorders

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. I am listed on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register.

My Private Practice is based at 84 Harley Street in London, 243 Great Portland Street in London and New Malden Diagnostic Centre in Surrey. I am accessible, available and aim to provide the highest standard of consultation and care for children. I provide medical reports promptly and communicate properly with others involved in my patient's care.

I am the founder of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St May’s Hospital London and one of the pioneers of "mobile intensive care" a system for transport of seriously ill children. I was one of 400 people invited to the Millennium Celebration of Achievement Luncheon, in the presence of Her Majesty, The Queen.

I was appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant at St. Mary’s Hospital London in 1992, since when I have been in practice as a specialist. In 2006, I was promoted to Reader at Imperial College and have since practiced as Clinician Scientist doing translational research into serious childhood diseases such as meningitis and septicaemia and respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchiolitis. My current research focus is on sleep and breathing in children with asthma and sleep patterns in babies.

I am an active fund raiser and co-founder of the charity COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care), which was instrumental in the setup the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and provides ongoing support for families, research projects and training and education.

I am on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and a Member of Family Justice Council.

Please refer to my full CV for further details but in brief:

  • I came to England at the age of 12 and studied for Common Entrance at Hillscourt School in Worcestershire and then went to Denstone College in Uttoxeter. I studied Biological Sciences at university and graduated with a PhD from the university of Birmingham. I went on to study Medicine, where I graduated from Birmingham Medical school in 1980.
  • I did my Junior Doctor's training at Dudley Road Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital. I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1983. I came to London and worked as Paediatric Register at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hackney, where I gained a wide experience of common childhood diseases.
  • My next job was at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where as a Senior Registrar, I specialised in childhood infectious disease, respiratory conditions, intensive care for seriously ill children and also worked with the Children's Heart and Lung Transplant team. In 1989 I was appointed as Locum Consultant Intensivist at Great Ormond Street where I stayed until 1992 when I came to St Mary’s Hospital and created a new Paediatric Intensive Care service.

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Private Clinic Locations

Harley Street Private Practice

location-icon 4th Floor Room 10,
84 Harley St, Marylebone,
London W1G 7HW, UK

The Harley Street Clinic

location-icon 35 Weymouth Street
London
W1G 8BJ

The New Malden Diagnostic Centre

location-icon 171 Clarence Avenue
Surrey
KT3 3TX

The Portland Hospital Out Patient Centre

location-icon 205-209 Great Portland
Street London
W1W 5AH