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Dr John Hurst

UCL Division of Medicine

UCL Respiratory: Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair
Rayne Building


My primary research interest is in exacerbations of the airway diseases COPD and bronchiectasis, with a particular focus on infective, immune and inflammatory mechanisms, imaging, the role of biomarkers and the development of systemic cardiovascular co-morbidity. My research in COPD extends to the consequences in adults of people born with lung disease of prematurity, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. My clinical work at the Royal Free includes specialist and community COPD clinics, the London Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Service, and clinics for bronchiectasis including a joint Respiratory-Immunology service for patients with Primary Immunodeficiency.

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