Dr Prasanna Sankaran

Dr Prasanna Sankaran

Consultant Respiratory Physician

MBBS, MRCP (Respiratory Medicine) MD (Research) FRCP (London)

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I am a Consultant Respiratory Physician working at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with over seven years of experience. I am a specialist in General Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine.

Areas of expertise include Asthma, COPD, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Neuromuscular diseases related ventilatory failure including Motor Neurone Disease, Muscular Dystrophy.

I trained in East of England higher specialist training programme from 2008 till 2015 including Papworth Hospital in Cambridge with specialist training in Sleep disorders and Home Ventilation. This period included three years of research which resulted in a doctoral thesis titled "Assessments of inflammation in airways disease" and award of Doctor of Medicine, MD from University of East Anglia in 2015.

I have a vested interest in medical education both undergraduate and post graduate training of doctors to prepare physicians of the future. I am an examiner for MRCP clinical exam for Royal College of Physicians of London. I am the lead of Respiratory Medicine education for Norwich Medical School. I am also one of the Training Programme Directors of Internal Medicine Training for Health Education East of England overseeing early physician training for several hospitals in the region.

I am the current clinical lead for Sleep Medicine and Ventilatory support team at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Prasanna Sankaran at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Asthma

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Lung disease
Respiratory medicine
Respiratory pathology
Sleep disorders

Asthma, COPD, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Neuromuscular diseases related ventilatory failure including Motor Neurone Disease, Muscular Dystrophy

MD / University of East Anglia / 2015
Doctor of Research

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians London

Professional leadership

Head of Respiratory Module Norwich Medical School
Deputy Director of Medical Education, NNUH
Training Programe Director (Joint) Internal Medicine Training, Health Education East of England

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hon Senior Lecturer Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

I enjoy playing music in my spare time and regularly play Indian percussion and keyboards in concerts. I am also director of a local music band in East Anglia.

Telephone 01603 255 574
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