Dr Tuck-Kay Loke

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Practising at

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Tuck-Kay Loke at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Bronchoscopy Lung function
  • CT interpretation
  • Pleural aspiration
  • Spirometry
  • Sleep Apnoea screening

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Professional profile

Dr Loke completed his undergraduate medical training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London qualifying with MBBS in 1995. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians London in 1999 following general medical training, and subsequently undertook specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, St George's and the Royal Brompton Hospital. Following a fellowship from the Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospitals Charitable Foundation, he pursued a research project at the Medical Research Council and Asthma UK Centre (based at Guy's Hospital) on the pathogenesis of steroid-resistant asthma. He was awarded a doctoral thesis for this research from King’s College London in 2006.

He has a particular interest in treating and managing difficult asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung diseases (including asbestosis). He routinely performs diagnostic bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasounf (EBUS) to aid in the diagnosis of lung cancer and many other lung disorders.

He was previously a member of the Thoracic Working Group for the London Cancer Alliance and also chaired the Southwest London Tumour Working Group for Lung Cancer.

Private contact details

Telephone 01892 741140/50
Private secretary Isabel Boddy
Private secretary fax 01892 740 046
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / London University, Imperial Colleage / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
Royal College of Physicians, London

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Research and Publication


Stolagiewicz N, Tinwel B, Cormack IS, Lucas SB, Devaraj A, Loke T-K, Chua F. Spontaneous pneumothorax in a 50-year-old man with diffuse pulmonary nodules. Chest 143(4):1174-9 (2013)

TK Loke, AR Sousa, CJ Corrigan, TH Lee. Glucocorticoid Resistant Asthma. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 2002; 2:144 –150

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I play for a local orchestra in Tonbridge and enjoying distance running. I have a young family, have recently moved into the area and am keen to develop my gardening skills.

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