Consultant Profile

Dr Ian Ketchell

Dr Ian Ketchell BSc Special Honours Biochemistry 1983-1986
MB ChB Medicine 1986-1991
MRCP (UK) 1994
PhD 2003
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General medicine
    • Lung disease
    • Respiratory pathology
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Allergy
    • Asthma
    • Chest Medicine
    • Lung disease
    • Respiratory pathology
    • Sleep disorders
Special clinical interests:

Asthma/Airways obstruction,
Bronchiectasis/Lung infection
Allergy - Skin prick testing for common allergens
Sleep apnoea

Research interests:

Clinical Trials

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, 
Director of the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre

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

Member Royal College of Physicians
British Thoracic Society
Welsh Thoracic Society
Cardiff Chest Federation (Secretary)
Society of Physicians in Wales
Welsh Cystic Fibrosis Club (Chairman)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Private secretary telephone number:
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Having trained in Sheffield I spent 2 years in South Africa as a registrar in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine, specialising in TB, general respiratory and critical care medicine. On my return I consolidated my registrar experience in respiratory medicine at Kings (where I spent 3 years and gained a PhD in asthma and airway responsiveness), Guys (severe asthma, allergy & immunotherapy clinics) and St Thomas (intensive care).

I then spent 2 years at the Royal Brompton Hospital as a Clinical Tutor for the MSc/Diploma course in Thoracic medicine which allowed me to pursue my interest in Cystic Fibrosis but also develop my skills in asthma, allergy and sleep as well as other specialist areas. It was here that my consultant career started in cystic fibrosis with clinics also in allergy and sleep.

The opportunity to move to Wales in 2005 as Director of the All Wales Cystic Fibrosis service and as Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine was one I could not resist.

Personal profile:

I have soon settled into my country life in the Vale enabling me to pursue my enthusiasm for walking and the countryside. I have run numerous marathons for charity and continue to keep fit. I love theatre, most music but relax to classical, Nina Simone etc. Wining and dining is always a winner. My house and garden are my castle and grounds, my place of thought and endless hours of contemplation.

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Dr Ian Ketchell

Dr Ian Ketchell Consultant Chest medicine, Allergy testing for common allergens, asthma at Spire Cardiff Hospital in Wales

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