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Dr Katie Ward attained her MBBS with distinction from Barts and the London School of Medicine in 2001.
She trained in respiratory and general medicine in South Thames (including King’s, Guy’s and St Thomas’) and at the Royal Brompton Hospital and became a consultant in 2016.
She gained a PhD in respiratory physiology in 2012 and has published and collaborated on many peer reviewed research papers over the last 12 years. Her research interests cover physiology of cough, breathlessness and respiratory failure in patients with respiratory and multisystem disease.
She is an honorary senior lecturer for Imperial College London School of Medicine.
Dr Ward participates in the general medical take (admitting patients via A & E) as well as working on the acute respiratory unit and gives respiratory opinions for patients on the wards at the Trust. She performs diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and pleural procedures.
She has respiratory outpatient clinics at Hammersmith Hospital for interstitial lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis including connective tissue disease in the lungs) and for vasculitis affecting the lung (EGPA (Churg Strauss), GPA (Wegener’s) and others). Clinics are always held alongside rheumatology and renal physicians. She has a particular interest in multisystem disease affecting the lung and works closely with renal physicians and rheumatologists. She has set up a joint clinic at for scleroderma and connective tissue disease patients with lung involvement with Dr Maresa Carulli, consultant rheumatologist.
General internal medicine, respiratory high dependency unit
Research & publications
Clinical research training fellowship from the Medical Research Council: 2007–2011