Dr Matthew Knight MBE FRCP

Dr Matthew Knight MBE FRCP

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine 06130119

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Open Referral network


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About me

Dr Knight is a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the Medical Director at Medefer. He sees patients privately with respiratory problems such as breathlessness, cough and chest pains at The Clementine Churchill Hospital in north London.

Dr Knight has an interest in unexplained breathlessness, and regularly performs cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPEX) alongside standard clinical assessment. He is actively involved in research and has published widely over recent years, most latterly around Long Covid, out of hospital management of respiratory diseases and the role of technology in remote care of patients. Along with Dr Andy Barlow and colleagues from NHSX he pioneered some of the early work on "Virtual Covid Wards", for which he was awarded an MBE.

He qualified from University College London in 2005 and undertook respiratory speciality training in the northwest Thames Respiratory training programme, rotating via the Royal Free, Hammersmith, Royal Brompton, Harefield, Barnet, Northwick Park and Watford General hospitals. He also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Allergy Medicine at Imperial College London.

He is actively involved with the specialist training and education of junior doctors both locally in Watford and previously at a national level with Health Education England where he was an Associate Postgraduate Dean. He sits as a non-executive director on the board of Penrose Care, a registered provider of home care services in northwest London.

Dr Knight manages patients with a wide range of respiratory problems, but has a particular interest in the following areas of Respiratory Medicine:

Unexplained Breathlessness

Cough and wheeze

Pleural diseases

Asthma and Respiratory allergies

Recurrent chest infections and fever

Sleep Apnoea

Lung cancer (diagnosis and screening)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dr Knight works closely with his colleagues in the Chest Clinic as well as colleagues in Respiratory Physiology, Cardiology, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Radiology and Thoracic surgery to ensure that patients treated by him receive the best possible care.

More details, including about research and publications can be found on the Chest Clinic website

Areas of interest

Breathlessness; Chest pain; Cough; Asthma; COPD; Pleural Disease; Allergy; Sleep Apnoea, Respiratory Tract Infection; Bronchiectasis; Tuberculosis; Atypical Mycobacteria; Acute Medicine; General Medicine; Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing

Medical secretaries

  • Rachel Gould
  • Secretary to Dr Matthew Knight Consultant Respiratory Physician The Clementine Churchill hospital Sudbury Hill Harrow HA1 3RX
  • 020 3146 1771
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