Dr Himender Makker

Consultant Respiratory Physician


I have been a Consultant Physician in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the North Middlesex University and University College London NHS Trust Hospital since 1997. My clinical practice includes a full range of respiratory and sleep disorders. I have a special interest in sleep disorders, lung cancer and asthma.

I provide a sleep study service and manage a wide range of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. I have developed protocols for management of sleep disorders, provide specialist training in sleep medicine, run sleep medicine courses and have published extensively - including book chapters and book on Case histories in Sleep Medicine.

I have led busy lung cancer service since 1997 and supported a national lung cancer audit, clinical trials and published a book on Case histories in Lung Cancer. I have developed local NHS Trust guidelines for Ambulatory Management of Pulmonary Embolism.

I am an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, Malta Medical School and St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada. He peer reviews original research articles and grant applications for MRC and NIHR, chairs scientific sessions at respiratory conference (APSR, ERS) and member of Peer review subcommittee of American Thoracic Society.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Himender Makker at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Long COVID - breathlessness, fatigue and cognitive impairment
  • Respiratory and sleep medicine
  • Respiratory conditions - Chronic severe asthma, exercise induced asthma, lung cancer screening, diagnosis and staging, chronic cough, recurrent respiratory infections, bronchiectasis
  • Sleep disorders - snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Lung cancer

MBBS / University of Delhi, India / 1982
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MD (General Medicine) / University of Delhi, India / 1985
Doctor of Medicine

MRCP / London / 1987
Royal College of Physicians London

DM / University of Southampton / 1994
Doctorate of Medicine

CCST / London / 1996
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians London / 2001
Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians

MBA / University of Hull / 2005
Health Services

MSc / London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / 2006

Professional memberships

British Thoracic Society

British Sleep Society

European Respiratory Society

Professional leadership

NICE Committee Member - Automated home testing devices for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (2023 - 2024)
Co-Vice Chairman & Member of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Ethics Committee, London (2003 - 2009)
Director of Research and Development North Middlesex University Hospital (2001 - 2005)
Clinical Lead - Sleep service and Lung Cancer Service

University College London Hospital NHS Trust

Private secretary Robyn Smith
Private secretary telephone 07784 359351
Private secretary email drmakkersecretary@hotmail.com