Dr Anur Guhan

Consultant Respiratory Physician


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Dr Anur Guhan has extensive clinical and research experience in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine. 

He has been a NHS Consultant Respiratory Physician since 2004. After 8 years at the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust he moved to NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland, in 2012, taking up the opportunity to be able to set up a district wide Pleural Service in Ayrshire.  

He is a Royal College of Physicians accredited Medical Educator and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

Dr Anur Guhan is recognised nationally as one of the leaders in chest ultrasound and Pleural Diseases.  He was the first in the UK to organise formal training for Respiratory Physicians in Chest Ultrasound skills to ensure patient safety during pleural procedures. 

He has won First Prize in the NHS Innovation Awards (2012) for Training and Education and has been a finalist in the UK National Training Awards under the auspices of the UK department of Business, Skills and Innovation.

He organises a nationally renowned chest ultrasound course twice a year, based at the University Hospital Ayr, drawing delegates from across the UK and abroad.

Dr Guhan is a specialist advisor in Respiratory Medicine for the NATS Aeromedical Centre in Prestwick.     

He is active in clinical research and is currently the Principle Investigator for 4 multi-centre clinical trials, in Ayr. His research experience has been in Airway Pharmacology, Asthma, Pleural Diseases and the Training and Education of postgraduate doctors. 

He has established a unique, robust domiciliary pleural service in Ayr, where patients with malignant pleural effusions are managed at home with Indwelling Pleural Catheters with trained district nurses visiting regularly to drain the fluid into vacuum filled bottles.    This helps patients avoid hospitalization.

His pleural service is recognised as exemplifying patient centered care, that is provided close-to-home through seamless primary and secondary care partnership working. 

The data and the complimentary patient feed-back from Dr Guhan’s service have been shared with professional colleagues at national and international meetings.  

Professional Memberships

  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Royal College of Physicians (London and Edinburgh)

Clinical Interests


  • Troublesome cough
  • Breathlessness on walking, that limits the enjoyment of life.

Respiratory Diseases

  • Allergy  
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Occupational Lung Diseases
  • Pleural Diseases, including pleural biopsy and fluid drainage.

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