Dr Robert Rintoul

Consultant respiratory physician

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Robert Rintoul at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

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Professional 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.

Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
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Current NHS posts

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

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