Dr Brian Joseph O'Connor

Consultant Physician

MC FRCP FRCPI

Year qualified:1980

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Brian O'Connor graduated from Dublin in 1980, completed his post graduate general medical training there and passed the examination for membership of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1984. He moved to Royal Brompton Hospital in 1988 to complete his specialist respiratory training and completed an MD thesis on research into airway inflammation and asthma.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and of the Royal College of Physicians of London. In 1992 Dr O'Connor was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute and a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital in London. There he established a leading edge clinical research facility, to investigate new treatment strategies in Airways Disease. In 1997 he relocated to Kings College School of Medicine to continue his clinical research and was appointed Consultant Respiratory Physician at Kings College Hospital until March 2008.

Dr Brian O’Connor is actively involved with the international respiratory community and is a member of a number of professional organisations overseas and in the UK. He attends regular meetings and international conferences. This demonstrates his dedication and commitment to his patients as he proactively engages with his Consultant peers to keep abreast with new and exiting discovers and treatment in his chosen field of medicine. He also shares his wealth of experience and expertise within his community. His on-going commitment to research and development through Respiratory Clinical Trials gives him the platform to publish and present papers in his areas of expertise.

Professional Membership



  • Member of the British Thoracic Society

  • The European Respiratory Society

  • The American Thoracic Society

Clinical Interests



  • Allergy

  • COPD

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