Dr Matthew Knight

Consultant Respiratory Physician

MBBS BSc MRCP(Resp) PGCert(Allergy)

"The facilities at Spire hospitals provide a calm, caring and professional environment to support my patients through and beyond treatment. The commitment to caring for patients is what makes Spire hospitals stand out."

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I am a consultant Respiratory Physician caring for patients with a range of medical conditions relating to the lungs. I have a particular interest in the investigation of unexplained breathlessness, respiratory allergies and pleural diseases. I set up and run the breathlessness assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing service at Watford General Hospital, and along with my colleagues, Andy Barlow and Rahul Mogal, we run the Pleural diseases unit. I am also actively involved in the training of junior doctors specialising in medicine and respiratory medicine.

I specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions relating to the lungs. My particular interests are: unexplained breathlessness, coughs, pleural diseases, asthma and respiratory allergies, recurrent chest infection, sleep apnoea, lung cancer (diagnosis and screening), chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and bronchoscopy.

I see both outpatients and inpatients with routine and complex respiratory conditions. I perform over 100 standard bronchoscopy, 300 cardio pulmonary exercise tests and 200 pleural procedures per year.

I am an Associate Postgraduate Dean at Health Education England, based in Cambridge, involved in the training of junior doctors working towards becoming consultants in the East of England. I am also a College Tutor for Medicine at Watford hospital, leading on the training of junior doctors in Internal Medicine. I also sit on the Clinical Governance Committee for Medefer.

In addition to my clinical work, I am an honorary visiting lecturer in Medicine at the University of Navarra, Spain.

I am a non Executive Director at Penrose Care, advising on corporate and care matters.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew Knight at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

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Additional information

Respiratory medicine
Sleep disorders
Lung cancer

MBBS BSc MRCP(Resp) PG.Cert(Allergy) / University College London / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Postgraduate Certificate in Respiratory Medicine, Postgraduate Certificate in Allergy.
MBBS is a degree given to doctors on completion of medical school. MRCP is the diploma given to Physicians on completion of Core Medical Training, BSc- granted from UCL for studies in neuroscience. MRCP Resp given to Physicians specialising in respiratory Medicine, PGCert- issued by Imperial College for studies in Allergy.

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians, London

British Thoracic Society

European Respiratory Society

Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

Medical Protection Society

Professional leadership

Associate Postgraduate Dean in Medicine at Health Education East of England, based in Cambridge.
Royal College of Physicians College Tutor for Medicine at Watford General Hospital
Non-executive director of Penrose Care

Consultant Respiratory Physician - West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Watford
Associate Postgraduate Dean - Health Education East of England, Cambridge

I enjoy reading and relaxing with my family and friends.

Telephone 0203 146 1771
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Website www.chest-clinic.co.uk
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