Dr Adrian Draper
Consultant Thoracic & General Physician
MB BS, MD, FRCP
"Spire have recently acquired St Anthonys and have developed and maintained the excellent care and special feel of this wonderful hospital."
I have been a consultant thoracic physician since 2003. I have a specialist interest in the diagnosis of lung cancer. I also have an interest in occupational lung disease and I undertake medicolegal work in relation to personal occupational lung injury and medical negligence claims. I completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert witness certificate in civil law and courtroom procedures in 2015.
I see patients with all types of lung symptoms and disease - cough, shortness of breath, wheeze.
Conditions include: asthma, COPD, pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, lung fibrosis, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, obstructive sleep apnoea, asbestosis.
In the last 20 years I have performed/supervised 1000 bronchoscopies. I have undertaken 200 pleural ultrasound procedures (Level 2 competency).
With colleagues at St George's we have also performed 250 Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) procedures.
I am a member of the medical advisory committee (MAC) at Spire St Anthony's.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Adrian Draper at Spire include:
MB BS FRCP MD / King's College, London / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Doctor of Medicine
Basic degree, professional diploma, higher degree
British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
American Thoracic Society
Member of the medical advisory committee (MAC) at Spire St Anthony's Hospital
Regional specialty advisor for Royal College of Physicians
Clinical Director of Medicine at St George's
Lung cancer lead physician at St George's
Divisional Clinical Information Officer at St George's
My research interest was in occupational lung disease, specifically respiratory hypersensitivity to workplace chemicals. While at St George's I spent six months training in adult intensive care and became an advanced life support instructor.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my family, travelling and walking my dogs. I am also a keen follower of most sports but notably Arsenal Football Club and Surrey County Cricket Club.