Dr Himender Makker

Consultant Respiratory Physician


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Personal profile

Dr Himender Makker is a Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in Sleep disordered breathing. He trained in Respiratory Medicine at Southampton and Birmingham. He developed special interest in sleep medicine as a Senior Registrar at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. On his Consultant appointment in 1997 he developed sleep service at the UCLH and set up a new sleep service at the North Middlesex University Hospital in 2008.

He provides training in sleep medicine, develops care pathways, protocol and guidelines for management of sleep apnoea. He also established sleep research group in collaboration with neuropsychologist and medical physicist to investigate neuropsychological impairment in sleep apnoea. The research was funded by the CDRC grant, presented at the conferences, published in peer review journals and contributed to MD.

He organises sleep apnoea study day for NE Thames Respiratory SpRs, and teaches at UCL Sleep apnoea course, and BMA respiratory teachings. He has a wider experience of raising awareness of sleep disordered breathing through writing articles for local newspaper and health magazines and interviews to media (Radio and TV).

His DM Thesis was on “Mechanisms of Exercise-induced Asthma” and written book chapters, reviews and published papers on Asthma and Sleep apnoea.

Professional Membership

  • British Thoracic Society

  • British Sleep Society

  • European Respiratory Society

  • Expert Witness Society

Clinical Interests

  • Lung cancer: NHS Hospital Clinical Lead for Lung Cancer Service since 1998

  • Sleep disordered breathing (snoring, sleep apnoea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome): NHS Hospitals Clinical Lead

  • Asthma (exercise induced and chronic severe asthma)

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