Dr. Felix Chua graduated from the University of London with undergraduate prizes and a university distinction.
He undertook postgraduate training in Respiratory and General (Internal) medicine at, amongst others, the Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital and University College London Hospital.
As part of his higher specialist training, he was awarded a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship to complete a PhD investigating pathobiological mechanisms that lead to pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring).
He was first appointed as a consultant Respiratory and General Medicine physician at St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust in 2007. He joined the ILD department at Royal Brompton Hospital as a consultant in 2014.
Although his practice covers many aspects of Respiratory medicine, he has particular clinical expertise in common and unusual forms of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) including idiopathic and autoimmune (connective tissue disease-associated) forms, lung infections including pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB), bronchiectasis, asthma as well as smoking-related lung conditions including COPD and smokers’ bronchiolitis.
He is the lead clinician for ILD, sarcoidosis and pulmonary TB at St. George’s Hospital but also holds a weekly clinic at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.
He is a core member of the Clinico-Patho-Radiological Conference panel that reviews all new cases of complex lung disease presenting to the St. George’s Hospital.
Dr. Chua lectures on his focus areas and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is a member of various professional and specialist bodies, and conducts as well as supervises research into interstitial lung diseases and lung sepsis, original work that he presents at national and international meetings.
He is married to a cardiologist and has a young son.
Chua F, Higton A, Colebatch A, O’Reilly K, Grubnic S, Vlahos I, Edwards CJ, Kiely PD. Idiopathic inflammatory myositis-associated ILD: ethnicity differences and lung function trends in a British cohort. Rheumatology (Oxford) 51(10): 1870-1876, 2012.
Nair A, Godoy MCB, Holden AL, Madden BP, Chua F, Ost D, Roos J, Naidich DP and Vlahos I. Multi-detector CT and post-processing in planning and assisting bronchoscopic minimally invasive airway interventions. Radiographics. 32 (5): E201-32, 2012.
Arulkumaran N, Suleman R, Cecconi M, Kiely P, Chua F. Rituximab-associated pneumonitis in ANCA-associated vasculitis. J Clin Rheumatol 18(1): 39-41, 2012.
Kumar N, Bazari F, Rhodes A, Chua F, Tinwell B. Chronic Pneumocystis jiroveci presenting as asymptomatic granulomatous pulmonary nodules in lymphoma. J Infect 62: 484-6, 2011.
Bicanic T, Solomon AW, Karunaharan N, Chua F, Pope C, Pond M, Herman J, Loyse A, Harrison T, Wansbrough-Jones M. Positive predictive value of the UK clinical case definition for H1N1/09 (‘swine’) influenza. J Infection 60: 405-407, 2010.
Chaturvedi RR, Herron T, Simmons R, Shore D, Kumar P, Sethia B, Chua F, Vassiliadis E, Kentish JC. Passive stiffness of myocardium from congenital heart disease and implications for diastole. Circulation 121: 979-988, 2010.
Chua F, Groth J. Investigation of the patient with pleural effusion. Letter. Clin Med 9(4): 400, 2009.
Chua F, Dunsmore SE, Clingen PH, Mutsaers SE, Shapiro SD, Segal AW, Roes J and Laurent GJ. Mice lacking neutrophil elastase are resistant to bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Pathology 170(1): 65-74, 2007.
Chua F and Lai D. Acute Severe Asthma: Triage, Treatment and Thereafter. Current Anaesthesia & Critical Care 18(2): 61-68, 2007.
Chua F and Laurent GJ. Neutrophil Elastase: Mediator of Both Extracellular Matrix Destruction and Accumulation. 21st Transatlantic Airway Conference. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 3(5): 424-427, 2006.
Chua F, Gauldie J, Laurent GJ. Pulmonary Fibrosis: Searching for Model Answers. American Journal of Respiratory Cellular and Molecular Biology 33(1): 9-13, 2005.
Chua F, Sly PD and Laurent GJ. State-of-the-art review: Pediatric Lung Diseases: From Proteinases to Pulmonary Fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology 39(5): 392-401, 2005.
Chua F*, Atzori L*, Dunsmore SE, Willis D, Barbarisi M, McAnulty RJ and Laurent GJ. Attenuation of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis by the heme oxygenase inhibitor Zn-deuteroporphyrin IX-2,4-bisethylene glycol. Thorax 59: 217-223, 2004. (* joint authors)
Chua F, Bellingan GJ. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Fibrosis Fast and Furious. Clinical Intensive Care 13(2): 65-72, 2002.
Islam F, Chua F, Gillespie S, Jarmulowicz M, Lipman M. Respiratory and cutaneous manifestations of disseminated crytococcosis in AIDS. Sex Trans Infect 77: 75-76, 2001.
Dr. Adrian Draper graduated from the University of London.
He trained in respiratory and general medicine in a variety of London hospitals. He undertook research, for an MD thesis, into occupational asthma at Royal Brompton Hospital and completed his training at St George’s Hospital where he was appointed as a consultant physician in 2003.
His clinical practice includes all aspects of lung disease in addition to a special interest in lung cancer, occupational lung disorders and interstitial lung diseases.
He is clinical director for specialist medicine, lead clinician for respiratory and lung cancer services at St George’s Hospital and was chair of the South West London Cancer Network Lung Tumour Working Group until 2012.
At the end of 2011, with Mr I Hunt, he commenced the regional endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service, at St George’s. This is a minimally invasive technique for sampling lymph glands to help diagnose and stage lung cancer as well as other lung conditions.
Dr Draper undertakes clinics at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton. He is also undertakes a rapid access clinic at St George’s and contributes to the interstitial lung disease service. He has contributed to the development of “near patient tests” in the form of ultrasound of the chest at St George’s Hospital. This allows rapid and safe investigation of chest disease in the clinics and on the wards.
Dr Draper is an advanced life support instructor for the UK resuscitation council.
Dr Draper has lectured widely and contributed to courses in thoracic ultrasound and chest radiology at St George’s Hospital. He contributes to and supervises clinical research with original works being presented at national and international meetings.
A Draper. COPD: A continuing burden. Nursing in Practice. 2009 51
H Jeal, J Harris, A Draper, A Newman Taylor, P Cullinan, M Jones. Dual sensitization to rat and mouse urinary allergens reflects cross-reactive molecules rather than atopy. Allergy 2009. 64(6):855-61, H Jeal, A Draper, J Harris, A Newman Taylor, P Cullinan, M Jones. Modified Th2 responses at High-Dose Exposures to Allergen: Using an Occupational Model Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med 2006. 174: 21-25.
H Jeal, A Draper, J Harris, A Newman Taylor, P Cullinan, M Jones. Determination of the T cell epitopes of the lipocalin allergen, Rat n 1. Clin Exp Allergy 2004; 34:1919-1925
R Pearse, A Draper, R Grounds, Non-invasive ventilation to avoid tracheal intubation in a patient with Guillain-Barre syndrome Br J Anaesth 2003 91: 913-916
H Jeal, A Draper, M Jones, J Harris, K Welsh , A Newman Taylor, P Cullinan. HLA associations with sensitisation to rat lipocalin allergens: a model for other animal allergies? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2003; 111 (4): 795-799
A Draper, P Cullinan, AJ Newman Taylor. Estimating the incidence of occupational asthma and rhinitis from laboratory animal allergens in the UK, 1999-2000. Occup Environ Med; 60 (8): 604-605
A Draper, P Cullinan, M Jones, C Campbell, AJ Newman Taylor. Occupational asthma due to powdered fungicides Occup Environ Med 60 (1): 76-77
A Draper. Occupational Asthma. J Asthma 2002;39(1):1-10
Hole AM, Draper A, Jolliffe G, Cullinan P, Jones M, Taylor AJ. Occupational asthma caused by bacillary amylase used in the detergent industry. Occup Environ Med 2000; 57(12):840-842.
A Draper. When is asthma related to work? Practitioner 1999; 243:386-400