Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







Royal BromptonRoyal Brompton Campus





Matthew Hind is a Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College and Honorary Research Fellow at The MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King's College London.  Within NHLI Dr Hind works with the Lung Development and Repair and Lung Development and Disease groups.

Dr Hind trained in general and respiratory medicine at the Royal Free, Hammersmith, St Mary's, St Georges and Royal Brompton Hospitals. His clinical interest is in the pathogenesis and treatment of lung failure, particularly alveolar insufficiency. Alveolar insufficiency arises either when alveoli fail to form in a normal developmental manner, such as in premature babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia or where alveoli are destroyed in diseases such as pulmonary emphysema/COPD. Together with Professor Anita Simonds and Professor Mike Polkey he runs a tertiary Sleep and Ventilation service. He offers an advanced COPD clinic looking at novel and experimental approaches to advanced lung disease with Professor Duncan Geddes, Professor Mike Polkey and Dr Nick Hopkinson.

Dr Hind has established a basic science laboratory and is the PI of a small group investigating alveolar development and subsequent regeneration as a novel potential therapy for alveolar insufficiency. He has been recognised with both national and international awards for his scientific work and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.



Dean C, Cheong SS, Hind M, et al., 2020, The planar polarity component Vangl2 is a key regulator of mechanosignaling, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, ISSN:2296-634X

Portas L, Pereira M, Shaheen SO, et al., 2020, Lung development genes and adult lung function, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:202, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:853-865

Singh S, Hind M, Jordan S, et al., 2020, Weaning by surgical tracheostomy and portable ventilators released ICU ventilators during coronavirus disease 2019 surge in London., Critical Care Explorations, Vol:2, ISSN:2639-8028, Pages:1-3

Dean C, Taylor B, Rice A, et al., 2020, Mechanism of lung development in the aetiology of adult congenital pulmonary airway malformations, Thorax, ISSN:0040-6376

Price S, Singh S, Ledot S, et al., 2020, Respiratory management in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection., European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, Vol:9, ISSN:2048-8734, Pages:229-238

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