Dr David Taylor is a leading consultant in respiratory medicine working at the BMI The Chiltern Hospital in Great Missenden and BMI The Shelburne Hospital in High Wycombe. His areas of expertise include assessment and diagnosis of chronic cough, breathlessness, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung infections, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and abnormal chest X-ray.
Dr Taylor qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London in 1990 followed by specialist respiratory training at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital in London. In addition, he undertook three years of research at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London investigating molecular mechanisms underlying diseases of the airways such as asthma and COPD. He has published widely on his research.
Dr Taylor has been a consultant in respiratory and general medicine at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust since 2002. He runs a busy general respiratory service and has developed his expertise in airways disease setting up and running a regional chronic cough clinic, severe asthma and COPD clinic and community based respiratory services. He has helped develop national guidelines on the management of chronic cough in various settings.
Dr Taylor has led the Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust lung cancer service and was Chairman of the Thames Valley Cancer Network lung cancer group until 2012. He was also Director of the respiratory department of Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals until 2012. He was appointed Associate Medical Director and Chairman of Division of Integrated Medicine of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust until 2015. Dr Taylor is now leads the asthma, COPD, cough and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) services for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Taylor´s other pulmonology and respiratory medicine specialities include lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, obstructive sleep apnoea and pleural effusion.
Dr Taylor's qualifications reflect his impressive career achievements. He has a BSc and MD from the University of London, an MBBS from St. Mary's Hospital and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He is recognised for his work through a number of NHS Clinical Excellence Awards for consultant-led service and clinical developments.
Dr Taylor's research has been published widely in peer-reviewed medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Thorax. He is also a member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the British Medical Association (BMA).