Dr Brian O'Connor is a leading consultant in general and respiratory medicine based in London. Having graduated in Dublin in 1980, where he completed his general medical training, he passed the entrance exam to become fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1984 before taking up residence in London. There, he completed his specialist training in respiratory medicine at the reputable Royal Brompton Hospital, where he set up a cutting edge clinical research facility researching new treatments for airwave diseases, completing an MD thesis investigating airway inflammation and asthma.
Committed to research as well as education, he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the same year he became Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital. In 1997, he continued his clinical research at King's College School of Medicine, becoming Consultant Respiratory Physician at King's College Hospital until 2008, when he took up full time private practice. He launched the London Chest Clinic in 2009, aiming to tailor healthcare management for patients who want to take charge of their own health whether insured or not. At the forefront of his field, he has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, edited and written chapters for books, as well as taking part in scientific meetings on the international stage. An active member of the international respiratory community, he frequently attends meetings and conferences. With expertise in all aspects of respiratory medicine, he takes a special interest in the treatment and management of airwaves diseases, asthma, smoking-related lung disease, lung cancer, lung infections, and much more. Dedicated to his patients, he always aims to provide the best possible bespoke care for each individual case.