Dr Ravi Mahadeva

Consultant Respiratory Physician


I have been a consultant for over 15 years specialising in general respiratory illness. I have a national and international reputation and have held and currently hold several leadership positions such as Speciality Lead, Regional Sepcialist Respiratory Lead have a particular interest in diagnosis of unexplained cough, breathlessness and wheeze, asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis. I receive many referrals as second opinions from GP’s and other physicians.

I was Clinical director of respiratory medicine until November 2012 when I stepped down to concentrate on clinical and research work. I have previously served on national committees (eg the British Thoracic Society Standards of Care committee and CCRN). I have a national and international reputation in the treatment and research into mechanisms and novel treatments for lung diseases. I have a special interest in COPD and the rare genetic form of emphysema due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. I run a busy respiratory clinic for general respiratory complaints and conditions.

Specialty Lead Regional Senate Lead for Specialised Respiratory Clinical Reference Group within this lead for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and Lung volume reduction


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MBBS / London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / London / 1999
Doctor of Medicine

MA / Cambridge / 2005
Master of Arts

FRCP / London / 2005
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge.

I am an enthusiastic gardener and keen on a variety of sports such as rugby, golf and tennis. More recently I have taken up sketching and have been told that I am improving.