Respiratory medicine

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Professor Tariq Sethi

Professor of Respiratory Medicine


Year qualified:


GMC No. or equivalent


Primary speciality:

Respiratory medicine

Specialist interests:

Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Lung cancer
Lung fibrosis

Professional memberships:

Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Association of Physicians British Thoracic Society
British Lung Foundation

PA name:

Julie Fuller


+44 (0)20 3299 3165

Consulting address:

Guthrie Clinic
King's College Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Clinic times:

Wednesday from 4pm


Professor Tariq Sethi is Head of Respiratory Medicine at King's Health Partners and was previously Professor of Respiratory and Lung Cancer Biology at the University of Edinburgh.

Prof Sethi was educated at Cambridge and London Universities followed by junior hospital roles in London. He did a PhD at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund London and was subsequently appointed lecturer in Medicine at Edinburgh University. He was an MRC Travelling Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute California and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Leave Fellow.

His research interests are in lung inflammation, lung fibrosis and lung cancer. In particular how inflammation is regulated and what causes scarring in the lungs and how these processes lead to lung cancer and stimulate cancer growth and spread around the body. He has numerous scientific papers and has edited books on lung inflammation and lung cancer. Prof Sethi is an associate editor of THORAX and was previously Chair of Asthma (UK) Scientific Committee and council member of the British Thoracic Society.

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