Dr Shanthi Paramothayan

Dr Shanthi Paramothayan

Respiratory Medicine Consultant


Specialises in

  • Persistent cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Persistent chest infection
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I have been a Consultant Physician in respiratory and general medicine since 2001. I am experienced in managing all respiratory problems. I am a bronchoscopist and trained to undertake and report sleep studies, thoracic ultrasound and pleural procedures. My specialist interests include sarcoidosis, lung cancer, asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease and obstructive sleep apnoea.

I am currently working at Medway NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that, I was a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust for 14 years where I was, at different times, the Lead for Sleep Services, Lead for COPD and Lead for Lung Cancer. I was also the Foundation Training Programme Director (2010-2012), Director of Medical Education (2012-2015) and the Associate Medical Director for Education (2015-2016). I was an Associate Quality Dean for Health Education England from 2017 - 2018.

I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge and my undergraduate medical degree at St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London. I qualified with distinction and several prizes, and trained at various London Hospitals, including the Royal Brompton, completing my specialist training in 2001. I also have a masters in medical law (LLM) and undertake medico-legal work.

I am committed to teaching and training undergraduates and postgraduates. I was an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Medical School from 2005-2018 and participated in the MBBS examinations. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a PACES examiner. I have a masters in medical education, am a member of the Association of Medical Educators (ASMEE) and an elected Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

I have several publications, including systematic reviews. I was commissioned to write a textbook by Wiley-Blackwell entitled “Essential Respiratory Medicine” which was published in December 2018. This textbook is aimed at medical students, junior doctors, non-respiratory specialists, general practitioners, nurse specialists and allied health professionals.


General Medical Council Number: 4024291

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Shanthi Paramothayan at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • All general respiratory problems
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chest medicine
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Interstitial lung disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Sarcoidosis

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Lung disease
Respiratory medicine
Sleep disorders

Substantive consultant, Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, at Kent and Medway Medical School