Professor Surinder Birring

Surinder Birring is Consultant Respiratory Physician and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London. Professor Birring trained in Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester and under the supervision of Professors Andrew Wardlaw and Ian Pavord obtained his research MD investigating the immunopathology of chronic cough from the University of Leicester.

Following his appointment to King’s, Professor Birring set up a specialist cough clinic and research team, serving Southern England. Professor Birring is leading research into the mechanisms, monitoring and treatment of cough. He has led the development of a number of widely used patient reported outcome measures for Interstitial Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis, Bronchiectasis and Cough. Professor Birring has also led a number of clinical trials of antitussive therapies that include Cromolyn (PA101), Diphenhydramine, Physiotherapy/Speech Therapy, and as co-investigator for Gabapentin, Pregabalin and P2X3 inhibitor MK7264. Professor Birring has contributed to the American College of Chest Physicians, European Respiratory Society and British Thoracic Society Cough clinical guidelines.

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Contact Details

Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK 

General enquiries to:
Alison Brown

T:+44 (0)116 252 2951
F:+44 (0)116 252 5030

Postgraduate enquiries to: 
Susan Kapadia (PhD)

Anna Boyce (MSc)

Erasmus and Study Abroad Co-ordinator:

Professor Peter Andrew

T: +44 (0)116 252 2951

Other contact details can be found in People

Head of Department: Professor Andy Wardlaw

Deputy Head of Department: Dr Shaun Heaphy

Respiratory Team Lead: Professor David Cousins

Microbial Sciences Team Lead: TBC

Renal team Lead: Dr Jon Barratt


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