Consultant Profile

Dr Robert  Rintoul

Dr Robert  Rintoul BSc, MBChB, PhD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Chest Medicine
    • Lung Cancer
Special clinical interests:


Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Chest Physician (Appointed 2005)
Department of Thoracic Oncology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Lead Clinician for Cancer, Papworth Hospital
Lead Clinician for Mesothelioma, Anglia Cancer Network
Deputy Director Research and Development Papworth Hospital
Member of NCRI Lung Clinical Studies Group
Chair of NCRI Lung CSG Screening, Smoking Cessation and Early Diagnosis subgroup
Member of NCRI Lung CSG Mesothelioma subgroup
Vice-Chair Anglia Cancer Network Research Executive Group
Chief Investigator for MesoVATs study (BUPA Foundation)
Papworth PI for UK Lung Cancer Screening Study (UKLS)
Chief Investigator for MesoBanK

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Background Information 
Personal profile:

Robert Rintoul is a consultant respiratory physician with a special interest in lung cancer and mesothelioma at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge.  He undertook clinical training in Edinburgh and London and performed his doctoral research in Professor Tariq Sethi’s laboratory in the University of Edinburgh.  He is currently lead clinician for thoracic oncology at Papworth Hospital.  He has a particular interest in developing novel techniques in diagnostics and staging.  Part funded by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and the Comprehensive Local Research Network, Dr Rintoul is a principal investigator for several translational and basic science research projects in lung cancer and mesothelioma.  In collaboration with colleagues in Cambridge and beyond, he is building a research programme in early detection of lung cancer.  He is also the chief investigator for the Mesobank project – a national bioresource for mesothelioma tissue.  Dr Rintoul is a member of the NCRI Lung Clinical Studies Group and chair of the Screening, Smoking Cessation and Early Diagnosis subgroup.

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Dr Robert  Rintoul

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