Dr Ian Smith is a chest physician specialising in ventilatory failure and sleep medicine with expertise in weaning, domiciliary ventilation, sleep apnoea and non-respiratory sleep disorders including narcolepsy and parasomnias. He is the Director of Royal Papworth Hospital’s Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC), the first accredited by the European and British Sleep Societies. He was a founder the regional Motor Neurone Disease care network and was a co-author on the recent NICE guidelines for people with MND.
He is Deputy Medical Director, leads the Research and Development Directorate and oversaw the establishment of the Papworth Clinical Trials Unit. In his own research Dr Smith has a number of grant funded collaborations and has supervised candidates to higher degrees. He is Vice Chair of the UK Association of Respiratory Technicians and Physiologists sleep section. He co-authored the British Thoracic Society position statement on driving and sleep apnoea. He is the current President of the East Anglian Thoracic Society.
Dr Smith is an Associate Lecturer to the University of Cambridge and has held a number of key educational posts including Programme Director for respiratory medicine in East Anglia, Attachment Director for respiratory and cardiology undergraduate training and Clinical Tutor for the Royal College of Physicians. As Clinical Director of Thoracic Services he oversaw expansion in each of the subspecialties, the establishment of the Interstitial Lung Disease Service and the National Adult Ataxia Telangiectasia Service.
Telephone: 01223 638000
Tel: 01223 639715
Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Medicine.
Dr Quinnell is a consultant respiratory and sleep disorders physician.
He sees patients with a wide range of respiratory disorders (including asthma, emphysema/COPD, cough, interstitial lung disease, respiratory muscle weakness and respiratory failure). He specialises in disorders of ventilation and their treatment with domiciliary ventilatory support.
He has undergone extensive training in sleep medicine in the UK and Australia, and is an accredited sleep physician. He is consultant lead for Papworth Hospital’s Sleep Laboratory, the only accredited facility in the UK.
Telephone: 01223 639475
Tel: 01223 639718
Dr Davies is a consultant Respiratory physician within the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre and is the Clinical Director for Thoracic Services.
He specialises in the treatment of respiratory failure, including the weaning of patients from invasive ventilation, the provision of home mechanical ventilation, and in the treatment of respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders.
He undertakes sleep disturbance clinics, general respiratory clinics. He has a sub-specialty interest in respiratory problems in neuromuscular disorders, contributing to Royal Papworth Hospital’s dedicated MND service and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy service.
He is the Clinical Lead for the British Thoracic Society (BTS) acute NIV audit and current chair of the BTS Respiratory Critical Care Specialist Advisory Group.
Tel: 01223 639799
Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Tel: 01223 639803
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Dr Mason graduated from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic in 2000 and completed all her postgraduate training in the UK. She began her training in Southampton where she gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. She continued her specialist training in Respiratory Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine in the East of England Deanery.
She was awarded a Research Fellowship at the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre at Royal Papworth Hospital which allowed her to undertake 2 years of scientific research looking at patients with obstructive sleep apnoea undergoing surgical procedures and the effect of obstructive sleep apnoea on post-operative outcomes.
Dr Mason continues to regularly attend general respiratory and sleep clinics at Royal Papworth Hospital and continues to look after patients with ventilatory failure and those needing liberating from invasive mechanical ventilation. She continues her specialist interest in obstructive sleep apnoea and has given presentations at several international scientific meetings.
She is a member of Cochrane Airway Group and author of two systematic Cochrane reviews looking at "Drug treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea" and "The effect of sedatives and hypnotics on patients with sleep apnoea".
Telephone: 01223 639473
Tel: 01223 638401