Dr Rakesh Panchal

Consultant Respiratory Physician & Honorary Associate Professor

Email:  rakesh.panchal@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Dr Panchal read medicine at the University of Leicester and qualified in 2003. He was awarded Rakesh Panchal.jpghis degree with Honours and ranked first in his year. The prestigious Faculty of Medicine Gold Medal was presented to him in acknowledgement of his outstanding academic excellence. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006.

Dr Panchal trained in respiratory medicine at Glenfield Hospital. In 2010, he undertook a unique Darzi Clinical Leadership Fellowship that culminated in a Masters degree in Research Translational Management. His work on seeking a strategy for screening and preventing TB in the UK was published in the international journal Thorax. He has spent time at the Global TB Institute in New York, USA and has presented at symposia in the US, Europe and the UK.

In 2013, Dr Panchal was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in Interventional Pulmonology at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. He is a member of the Institute for Lung Health and is the lead clinician for the busy pleural diseases and interventional pulmonology tertiary services for which he has received clinical excellence awards. He offers a popular Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship that has trained people from the UK and abroad.

Dr Panchal trained in interventional procedures in the UK and has refined his skills set by attending courses across Europe. Alongside his clinical practice he plays an active role in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and is an Honorary Associate Professor in Medical Education at the University of Leicester and a College Tutor for the Royal College of Physicians. He is co-founder of the East Midlands Thoracic Society, sits on the East Midlands Specialist Training Committee and runs practical training courses in pleural procedures.

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