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Dr Luke Howard Male

Consultant in respiratory medicine 4370576
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Dr Luke Howard DPhil FRCP is a consultant respiratory physician who specialises in cardiopulmonary medicine and exercise physiology. He specialises in diseases of the pulmonary circulation, in particular pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism, and through his interest in exercise physiology, has specific expertise in unexplained breathlessness. He works in close collaboration with his colleagues in cardiology, rheumatology and haematology to provide a comprehensive assessment of conditions leading to exercise limitation. He consults for patients and athletes alike and has close links with GB Rowing.

He undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Oxford where he also completed his doctorate in altitude physiology and then his clinical training at the University of Cambridge, qualifying in 1996. He trained in London and Cambridge being appointed to the National Pulmonary Hypertension Service at Hammersmith Hospital in 2006 as a consultant with an honorary senior lecturer position at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. His research interests include iron physiology, cardiopulmonary haemodynamics, exercise physiology, pulmonary embolism and remote patient monitoring.

Special interests

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Clinical physiology
  • General respiratory medicine

Special interests:

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Unexplained dyspnoea
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Sport and exercise
  • General internal medicine