Dr Syed Arshad Husain is an esteemed general and respiratory consultant physician with a specialist interest in respiratory diseases, including chronic persistent unexplained cough, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. From his practices in Maidstone, Cranbrook and Chatham, Dr Husain offers a range of advanced tests including chest X-rays, CT scans, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy, exhaled nitric oxide, serum allergy testing, spirometry, and full lung function testing.
Dr Husain initially qualified with an MBBS in 1988 before completing general internal medicine and care of the elderly training in Oxford. In 2005, he completed his CCST i.e specialist training in respiratory medicine in the south west region with OOPE in interventional bronchoscopy at Royal Brompton Hospital in London 2004-2005 and also worked as a fellow in interventional bronchoscopy in University of Lille, France. Dr Husain has been a consultant at Maidstone Hospital since 2006, where he reduced waiting times for patients with lung cancers requiring mediastinal lymph node biopsies from three to four weeks to just one week, by establishing EBUS services for the Trust.
Dr Husain has a strong background in education, as a former training program director in respiratory medicine in KSS Deanery (2013-2017), and currently serves as course director for a range of courses from EBUS, interventional and bronchoscopy and thoracic ultrasound run by the Maidstone Academic Centre. He is an honorary senior lecturer at King's College, London. Dr Husain has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed international journals on asthma, COPD, interventional bronchoscopy, EBUS, and endobronchial stenting.