Dr Bhashkar Mukherjee

Consultant Respiratory and General Medicine

Consultant Respiratory and General Medicine

Year qualified:2001

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Mukherjee completed undergraduate studies at Cambridge University and also achieved his PHD in Functional Neuroimaging at Cambridge as part of the prestigious MB/PhD programme. During his PhD Dr Mukherjee presented at international conferences looking at the relationship between hypoxia and brain imaging. Dr Mukherjee’s current research interests include exercise physiology in patients with Pulmonary Hypertension, interstitial lung disease and Pleural Disease.

Dr Mukherjee trained in general medicine and completed higher specialist training at leading London centres for thoracic medicine including Royal Brompton Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and Kings College Hospital.

Dr Mukherjee’s clinical expertise and areas of interest include Non-Invasive Ventilation, Sleep Ventilation disorders, Pleural Diseases, Airways diseases (including Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease), exercise physiology and Pulmonary Hypertension.  Dr Mukherjee has extensive experience in the management of critically unwell patients and patients with chronic disease and has also has fostered close links with local community respiratory teams. 

Dr Mukherjee is a Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he provides inpatient care to patients under General and Respiratory Medicine.  He also provides general medical and respiratory outpatient services and regularly performs both simple and complex bronchoscopy and pleural procedures. 

He is clinical lead for the respiratory department at the Princess Royal University Hospital where he leads a Respiratory Failure Unit.  Under his lead, the respiratory department has benefited from an expansion in the number of specialist services and providers, the development of specialist clinics and a clinical governance programme which has helped the unit achieve clinical outcomes and is rated within the top quartile for the region.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Royal College of Physicians

Clinical Interests

  • Ventilation
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory physiology
  • Sleep ventilation disorders
  • Pleural disease

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