Dr Ricardo José is an expert pulmonologist and respiratory medicine consultant, based in North West London at the UK's largest Heart and Lung centre, the Royal Brompton Hospital. He has experience in all areas of pulmonology and specialises in the treatment of bronchiectasis, infections of the chest (bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal and viral including coronavirus), Immunodeficiency and lung complications of cancer therapy).
He achieved his degrees in both medicine and surgery at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, before going onto gain a diploma in anaesthetics. After moving to the UK in 2006, he specialised in respiratory medicine and internal medicine at several world-renowned University teaching hospitals in North London. Dr José gained his postgraduate certificate in public health as well as membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. He was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship and received his PhD from University College London for his study on respiratory infection, inflammation and immunity.
Thanks to his passion for education, Dr José has gained vast experience in teaching and examining students at both undergraduate and post graduate level. He is an honorary associate professor at UCL and previously held the position of clinical lead of UCL’s renowned MBPhD programme, a course for the very best medical students who wish to achieve a PhD as well as their medical qualification.
Dr José as authored numerous scientific and medical articles (>70) as well as book chapters on many respiratory medicine topics including respiratory infection (e.g. pneumonia and COVID), bronchiectasis, lung complications of cancer therapy, lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He continues to write and contribute to medical publications - For a list of publications click here