Dr Anirban Maitra

Dr Anirban Maitra

Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine


"Spire Manchester Hospital provides me with an excellent and well-equipped organisational platform to review young children with complex respiratory problems and sleep problems."

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Also available for:

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I trained overseas in Kolkata, India (MBBS and DCH), I have been in the United Kingdom for over two decades and have gained higher qualifications (FRCPCH, MMedSci and MRCP). I was trained at Bristol Children’s Hospital (where I undertook research) and Sheffield Children’s Hospital (where I undertook tertiary Specialist Grid Training).

I have also worked as a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Paediatric Pulmonology) since 2009 at various tertiary institutions including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Leicester Children’s Hospital, and various other overseas institutions before joining Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2015.

I am the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Unit (UK’s largest Cystic Fibrosis unit) and have led the bronchiectasis and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) services.

I have undertaken research at RMCH, have reviewed and published in esteemed academic journals (Thorax, BMJ, Clinical Experimental Allergy, European Journal of Cystic Fibrosis), presented and chaired national and international conferences. I am closely associated with pioneering national and international organisations promoting the cause of respiratory health in children.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Anirban Maitra at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Baseline immune function
  • Asthma 
  • Dysfunctional breathing clinics
  • Flexible fibre optic bronchoscopy and dynamic airway assessments
  • pH and impedance study
  • Respiratory imaging:chest x-ray and advanced scanning
  • Sleep study (Polysomnography) with / without video
  • Speech and language assessments for swallowing dysfunction


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Additional information

Respiratory medicine

Special clinical interests: Paediatric pulmonology, cough and wheeze, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, noisy breathing, stridor, stertor, and snoring, pneumonia, respiratory infections, bronchiectasis, sleep apnoea, sleep medicine, sleep disordered breathing, cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, chest infections, infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, disorders of aerodisgestive tract.

Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Paediatric Pulmonology), Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Associate Hospital Dean (Student Experience), Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

I take a keen interest in contemporary global politics, travel a lot, read avidly, draw sketches, and am the Trustee and Chair of a UK-based charity (Centre for Social Change and Development) that intends to work for disadvantaged communities of the developing world using social technology.

Website https://www.childlungclinic.com/index.php
Private secretary Emily Jupp
Private secretary telephone 0161 696 5294
Private secretary fax 0161 850 1270
Private secretary email privatechestclinic@gmail.com, maitra@consultantcare.com