SARCOIDOSISUK CLINICAL BOARD
The SarcoidosisUK Clinical Board helps to maintain and improve our clinical services and research programme. You can meet the members of the Board below.
The SarcoidosisUK Clinical Board is responsible for making sure that the charity maintains a high and consistent standard across all of our clinical services and outputs. The Board meet once per quarter with the SarcoidosisUK Executives and Trustees to set strategic clinical direction, guide research strategy, and advise on many other areas such as NHS pathways, patient information and raising awareness of sarcoidosis amongst healthcare professionals.
Each member of the clinical board has significant clinical and / or research experience of sarcoidosis. They are at the forefront of sarcoidosis care in the UK, if not the world. We are extremely grateful to them for giving their time to help SarcoidosisUK develop our services and reach our goal to find a cure. You can meet the SarcoidosisUK Clinical Board below.
Prof Surinder Birring
Respiratory Physician, King's College Hospital
ILD Nurse Specialist, Imperial College NHS Trust
Jennifer is an experienced ILD nurse working with sarcoidosis patients at St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals. She runs three nurse-led clinics, two virtual clinics a telephone advice service and conducts home visits for patients with more severe interstitial lung disease. She helped to establish and provides support at the SarcoidosisUK Central London Support Group. Jennifer has a PGradCert in respiratory nursing and in cardiac nursing and is working towards an MSc in respiratory practice.
Dr Robina Coker
Respiratory Consultant, Hammersmith Hospital
Dr Simon Hart
Respiratory Consultant Lecturer and Researcher University of Hull
Dr Hart is the lead clinician for the Hull Interstitial Lung Disease and Sarcoidosis services. His research interests include the biology of pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases, as well as sarcoidosis. He was the lead researcher for both the SarcoidosisUK Research Project 2015 into monocytes and the SarcoidosisUK Research Project 2018 into mTOR.
Dr Desmond Kidd
Consultant Neurologist, Royal Free Hospital
Dr Vasilis Kouranos
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital
Dr Vasilis Kouranos completed a fellowship in ILD and sarcoidosis and now works alongside Prof Athol Wells in leading the sarcoidosis service at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He specialises in cardiac sarcoidosis, the subject of his PhD thesis. Dr Kouranos is the author of over 14+ sarcoidosis-related publications and developed the RBHT Cardiac Sarcoidosis Registry, the largest in the world.
Dr Muhunthan Thillai
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Papworth Hospital
Prof Ling-Pei Ho
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University NHS Foundation Hospitals
Prof Ling-Pei Ho has led the Oxford Sarcoidosis Service for the past 20 years and is a lead author in the new British Thoracic Society Clinical Statement for sarcoidosis. She heads research in lung immunology and fibrosis at the University of Oxford, and has a specific interest in fibrotic sarcoidosis. She has conducted research funded by SarcoidosisUK in 2013 into the influence of genetics on the progression of sarcoidosis.
Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe
Consultant Respiratory Physician, St Mary's Hospital
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