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Dr Himender Makker

Consultant Respiratory Physician

2006 Postgraduate Diploma, LSHTM, London, UK 2005 MSc (Epidemiology), University of London, UK 2005 MBA (Health Services), Greenwich School of Management, University of Hull, UK 2001 FRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1996 CCST (Gen &Res Med), General Medical Council 1994 DM, University of Southampton, UK 1987 MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1986 MD (General Medicine), University of Delhi, India 1982 MBBS University of Delhi, India Dissertation 2005 “Does ethnicity affect survival of lung cancer patients?” MSc in Epidemiology, LSHTM, UK 2004 Impact of government’s reforms on outcome of lung cancer in the United Kingdom MBA (Health Services Management) University of Hull, UK Post-Graduate and Post-Doctoral Thesis 1994 Mechanisms of Exercise-induced Asthma. DM Thesis University of Southampton, UK 1985 The effect of selective and non-selective beta-blockers on blood glucose levels in diabetes mellitus. MD Thesis, University of Delhi, India

Practices at: BMI The Cavell Hospital, BMI Hendon Hospital, BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Dr Himender Makker is a consultant physician in respiratory and general medicine. Practicing at The BMI Kings Oak, BMI Cavell and BMI Hendon Hospitals. He also holds his NHS Lung Caner and Sleep Clinics at the North Middlesex University and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  He has special interest in sleep disorders, lung cancer and asthma.  

Dr Himender Makker provides sleep study service and manages wide range of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. He has developed protocols for management of sleep disorders, provides specialist training in sleep medicine, runs sleep medicine courses and published extensively including book chapters and a book on case histories in sleep medicine.

Dr Makker is available for telephone, video and face to face consultations.

Dr Makker offers full respiratory examination and investigations including lung function and overnight respiratory monitoring. His clinical specialities include:

  • Asthma-exercise-induced, chronic severe and occupational
  • Breathlessness - chronic/unexplained
  • Cough - recurrent/persistent
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Lung Cancer - Diagnosis and Staging
  • Respiratory infections
  • Respiratory failure

SLEEP:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
  • Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome (PLMS)
  • Narcolepsy
  • REM Sleep Disorder (Parasomnia)
  • Insomnia

Himender Makker has led busy lung cancer service since 1997 at The North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and supported national lung cancer audit and clinical trials. Dr Himender Makker has published a book on case histories in lung cancer.

Dr Himender Makker trained in general and respiratory medicine at Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham University Hospitals and obtained specialist experience in sleep disordered breathing and management of difficult asthma (brittle and occupational). He worked as clinical research fellow at Southampton University for DM thesis into mechanisms of exercise induced asthma.

Dr Himender Makker was awarded an MD for his research contributions to his field and has become a public figure writing for health magazines and appearing on TV and Radio shows. He remains active in Medical Education, organising study days and talks for fellow healthcare professionals and trainee respiratory specialists. Dr Himender Makker is an examiner for Royal College of Physicians, Malta Medical School and St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada. He peer reviews original research articles and grant applications for MRC and NIHR, chairs scientific sessions at respiratory conference (APSR, ERS) and member of peer review sub-committee of American Thoracic Society.

Dr Makker also holds the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at The University College London.

Research interests:

Dr Himender Makker has established a sleep research group in collaboration with neuropsychologists and medical physicists 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. 
Dr Himender Makker has published books including case histories in sleep medicine, perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnoea and case history in lung cancer. He has also cooperated book chapters for numerous medical journals. Dr Himender Makker is the Co Vice Chair Barnet Enfield & Haringey Research Ethics Committee  

Clinical Interests

  • Asthma-exercise-induced, chronic severe and occupational
  • Breathlessness - chronic/unexplained
  • Cough - recurrent/persistent
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Lung Cancer - Diagnosis and Staging
  • Respiratory infections
  • Respiratory failure
  • SLEEP:
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
  • Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome (PLMS)
  • Narcolepsy
  • REM Sleep Disorder (Parasomnia)
  • Insomnia

 

Professional Membership

  • American Thoracic Society
  • Anglo-French Medical Society
  • British Society of Thoracic Oncology
  • British Thoracic Society
  • British Sleep Society
  • British Medical Association Expert Witness Society
  • European Respiratory Society International Association for Study of Lung Cancer
  • Royal Society of Medicine

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