Our interstitial lung disease service is managed by a team of respiratory consultants.

Respiratory consultants

Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe, clinical lead, interstitial lung disease
Dr Robina Coker
Dr Katie Ward
Dr Arnab Datta
Dr Raminder Aul

ILD radiologists

Dr Sarah Sheard 
Dr Maureen Quigley
Dr Sue Copley
Dr Nicola Strickland

Honorary nurse consultant and senior clinical research fellow

Respiratory ILD Pharmacist 
Depinder Birdi

Respiratory clinical nurse specialist

Geeta Vekaria

Multidisciplinary team coordinator

Cherie February

Cherie is responsible for managing the multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings so that the team can achieve the national requirements for the ILD service. This includes collecting, storing and submitting the required data for both national and local divisions. Cherie also assists with management of the electronic referral system (ERS), to make sure that all referrals are vetted and booked within the national referral-to-treatment (RTT) time frame. 
Cherie works closely with the lead service clinician in developing ways to improve the patient’s experience, including assisting with expanding the Care Information Exchange (CIE) which offers patients the option to access their records and results as well as to have direct communication with the service through the online message centre and video conference calls. 

Senior respiratory physiologists

Hannah Tighe
Sophia Martin

Cardiac sarcoid clinic


Dr Amanda Varnava
Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe 
Dr Graham Cole

Clinical nurse specialist 

Sian Jones


Dr William Svensson

Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (PLCH) clinic


Dr Catherine Borysiewicz
Dr Melissa Wickremasinghe