Dr Tim Chapman

Dr Tim Chapman

Consultant Respiratory Physician


Specialises in

  • Chronic cough, asthma and allergy
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory infection

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Consultant Respiratory Physician practicing at Spire Harpenden Hospital since 2012. I provide an NHS service at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in Bedfordshire.

I was awarded a prized 'Darzi Fellowship' in thoracic oncology and medical leadership while at the Royal Marsden Hospital. This included managerial training from the University of Leeds, as well as education and oncology experience under the supervision of Dr Sanjay Popat in the modern investigation and treatment of lung cancer.

I completed a Masters degree with distinction (MSc) in Allergy from Imperial College, London, undertaken whilst at The Royal Brompton Hospital, specialising in chronic cough, asthma and allergy. I have multiple research papers published in international journals and have presented my work at national and international conferences.

As well as being a Consultant Respiratory Physician, I am also the Clinical Director of Acute Medicine, lead consultant for airways disease and pleural disease, and a lead consultant for lung cancer at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. These roles involve many aspects of service improvement, training and development. I am also part of the educational faculty, training junior doctors and medical students from University College London. I am also the primary investigator for several respiratory studies at the hospital.


General Medical Council Number: C4543811

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Tim Chapman at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Lung function test
  • Skin prick testing
  • Sleep studies

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Lung cancer
Lung disease
Sleep disorders

I have a special interest in asthma, allergy (including hay fever) and airways disease, but also treat all aspects of respiratory medicine including; cough, interstitial lung disease, sleep apnoea, respiratory infection, bronchiectasis, pulmonary vascular disease and COPD. I am skilled in advanced diagnostic techniques including endobronchial ultrasound.

MBBS / London / 1998
University of London

MRCP / London / 2007
Royal College of Physicians

MSc / London / 2012
Imperial College

FRCP / London / 2017
Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Physicians

Member of British Thoracic Society

British Medical Association

General Medical Council

Medical and Dental Defence Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Director of Acute Medicine at the London and Dunstable University Hospital
Leading consultant for Airways disease and Pleural disease

Primary Investigator for clinical respiratory trials at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital


Cerebral tuberculomas. TheresiaMikolasch, Grace Bankole-Eniola, Timothy Chapman BMJ  2013; 347: f5443  (Published 11 Sep 2013)

Differential Diagnosis of Asthma (book chapter). Chapman T,  Menzies-Gow A. Advances in Asthma Management (Future Science Group 2011), Editors Stephen T Holgate & Riccardo Polosa

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis associated with pulmonary vein thrombosis: a case report. Cavaco RA, Kaul S, Chapman TH, Cassaretti R, Philips B, Rhodes A, Grounds MR. Cases Journal 2009 Dec 7; 2:9156

Sildenafil therapy in secondary pulmonary hypertension: Is there benefit in prolonged use? Chapman TH, Wilde M, Sheth A, Madden BP. Vascular Pharmacology 2009 Aug-Sep;51(2-3):90-5

Water intoxication presenting as maternal and neonatal seizures: a case report. Chapman TH, Hamilton M. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 Dec 4;2:366

Domiciliary humidification improves lung mucociliary clearance in patients with bronchiectasis. Hasani A, Chapman TH, McCool D, Smith RE, Dilworth JP, Agnew JE. Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal 2008;5(2):81-6

Lung Alert; Molecular techniques improve organism identification from pleural fluid in empyema. Chapman TH. Thorax 2005;60:409

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

My private life mainly revolves around my young family, but I do occasionally get to satisfy my interest in rugby (nowadays mostly through coaching the junior team) and winter sports. I have recently tried to train my dog to an acceptable standard, but not with much success.

Telephone 07849 393799
Website https://www.hertfordshirechest.com/
Private secretary Selina Rahman
Private secretary telephone 01234 792636