Dr Shashank Sharma

Respiratory Consultant

FRCP, MRCP(UK) Respiratory, Diploma in TB and Chest Diseases. MBBS

Personal profile

I am a Respiratory Consultant and provide care that is respectful and responsive to individual patient needs. I am passionate about taking a holistic approach in managing patients with chronic respiratory conditions.

I did my MBBS in India from TN Dr M.G.R Medical University in Chennai. I completed my core medical training in Wales and then moved to London to complete my higher training in Respiratory Medicine.

I received Best Newcomer Prize in April 2008 during first year of Higher training.

My NHS practice is at Ashford and St Peters Hospital (ASPH), where I have introduced Medical Thoracoscopy which is a highly regarded service. I have also set up collaborative MDT with Royal Brompton Hospital to improve the care of patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis at ASPH.

As the lead for Respiratory Medicine at ASPH, I led the departmental response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and have developed expertise in acute as well as Chronic/Long Covid.

I have received Clinical Excellence awards in 2017 and 2020.

Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Intractable Cough
  • Long Covid
  • Breathlessness
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Bronchoscopy
  • EBUS and Medical Thoracoscopy
  • Sleep apnoea
  • TB
  • Pneumonia and recurrent chest infections
  • Pleural effusion

Professional Memberships

  • MDU, Royal College of Physicians

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Year qualified:

2001