Dr Sonal Kansra

Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Medicine


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Paediatric Respiratory Society
  • European Respiratory Society

Clinical Interests

  • Difficult Asthma
  • Respiratory Allergy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea


Personal profile

Dr Kansra is a Consultant Paediatrician specialising in conditions affecting airways and breathing in children. He has a special interest in chronic cough, recurrent chest infections, asthma, respiratory allergies, breathlessness, aero-digestive disorders and cystic fibrosis in children and young persons.

Dr Kansra qualified from Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi University), one of the premier medical schools in India followed by a Post-graduation (MD)in Paediatrics from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.

He trained further in Paediatrics and Paediatric respiratory medicine in the UK. He has trained in several big centres like Great Ormond Street Hospital and Nottingham University hospitals. Upon completion of speciality training CCT in Paediatrics and subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine in 2013, he took up his NHS consultant job in the speciality in 2013 at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He looks after children with all types of breathing problems and leads the difficult to treat asthma service at Sheffield Children’s hospital.

He is actively engaged in research and has published in peer reviewed journals. He has presented in many national and international conferences. At the national level he is also involved in speciality training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and is a training advisor on the Respiratory CSAC committee of the RCPCH. He sees paediatric patients with respiratory problems privately at BMI Thornbury hospital in Sheffield.

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