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Shirley Austin, secretary
Dr Susannah Bloch is an acute respiratory physician working at St Mary’s Hospital. She is site lead for lung cancer and is responsible for the lung multidisciplinary team, ensuring a smooth and rapid pathway for all lung cancer patients right from pre-diagnosis.
She is also the site lead for non-invasive ventilation (NIV)and supervises and runs the medical high dependency unit. She is part of the acute on-call consultant rota and looks after general and respiratory inpatients. She also leads the tracheostomy ward round and manages inpatient tracheostomy weaning off intensive care. Her experience includes management of obesity hypoventilation and obstructive sleep apnoea with NIV and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). She also runs a general respiratory clinic diagnosing and treating all general respiratory diseases.
Dr Bloch trained at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College School of Medicine. Since qualifying she has also gained both an MSc in respiratory medicine and a research PhD in the field of post-critical illness muscle wasting.
General and acute medicine, all general medical and general respiratory conditions, acute and chronic respiratory failure , non-invasive ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure, tracheostomy weaning, high dependency unit
Research & publications
Current involvement in CLARCH funded QI project ‘improving non-invasive ventilation through understanding – a patient centred quality improvement research project’.