Dr Biswajit Chakrabarti

Consultant Respiratory & Sleep Physician

MBBS (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) MD (University of Liverpool) FRCP(UK)

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Dr Chakrabarti completed his undergraduate training at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London in 1998  prior to undertaking Specialty training in  Respiratory Medicine in the Mersey region. This included a Research fellowship in the field of COPD and Ventilation at University Hospital Aintree followed by a period as a Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine where he completed an MD (higher degree) in the field of Non Invasive Ventilation for COPD.

During this period as a Clinical  Lecturer, Dr Chakrabarti also gained training in the area of Medical Thoracoscopy prior to his appointment as a Consultant at University Hospital Aintree in August 2008. At University Hospital Aintree, he is the clinical lead for General and Interventional Bronchoscopy, Pleural disease management and Endobronchial Ultrasound. Dr Chakrabarti has also been trained extensivley in procedures such as Endobronchial Ultrasound, Pleural Ultrasound and the insertion of indwelling pleural catheters, techniques which he uses daily in his clinical practice.

Dr Chakrabarti undertakes a weekly Sleep Clinic in his NHS Practice and has been trained both in the management of Sleep disordered breathing conditions such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea as well as more complex conditions such as Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy and Parasomonias. He has a particular interest in the area of Narcolepsy.

Dr Chakrabarti is also trained in the management of acute and chronic Ventilatory failure being one of the core subjects of his thesis.  He is one of the core members of the Ventilation team at University Hospital Aintree which specialises in the Respiratory care of patients with disorders requriing home mechanical Ventilation such as Motor Neurone Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Kyphoscoliosis as well as in weaning from Mechanical Ventilation.

Dr Chakrabarti’s reseearch interests primarily focus on the assessment and management of Ventilatory failure focusing on the role of Non Invasive Ventilation, subjects which comprised the foundations of his fellowship and higher degree and he actively publishes in this area. Dr Chakrabarti is a reviewer for keynote national and international Respiratory journals and is often invited to speak at national meetings in his areas of interest.  

Clinical Interests

  • General Respiratory Medicine

  • Disorders of Ventilation

  • Non Invasive Ventilation in the home setting

  • Pleural disease

  • Pleural Ultrasound

  • Medical Thoracoscopy

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound

  • Sleep Disorders including Sleep Disordered Breathing

  • Restless legs and Narcolepsy

Professional Membership

  • British Thoracic Society

  • European Respiratory Society

  • Royal College of Physicians

  • Medical Defence Union

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