BSc(hons), MBBS, PhD, EDIC, DICM, FHEA, FFICM, FRCP
Professor Suveer Singh is Consultant in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London. He is Professor of Practice (Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine) at Imperial College London.
He is an experienced specialist in Respiratory Critical Care, severe acute respiratory failure (SARF), ECMO, ventilation and Acute respiratory infection. His clinical and research interests include Early diagnostic markers for ventilator associated pneumonia and Burns inhalation injury, bronchoscopy (EBUS and interventional), antibiotic stewardship, respiratory infection and post Intensive care disorders.
He qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals Medical School, with postgraduate training at Guy’s, King’s College, Royal Brompton, Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals, London.
His PhD into mechanisms of microvascular dysfunction in sepsis at the National Heart and Lung Institute, London and further subspecialty training (sleep medicine, ventilation, interstitial lung disease, and advanced bronchoscopy) in Respiratory medicine were at the Royal Brompton Hospital between 1996 and 2002.
Professor Singh has >20 years of consultant experience in Respiratory, cardiac, and Burns intensive care. He is a member of the national, platinum marked Royal Brompton ECMO-SARF service and lead of the SARF/ECMO follow up clinic., most recently a senior clinician during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering frontline care, enabling extraordinary outcomes, following up survivors in his clinic, and publishing outcomes and international guidelines (respiratory care and bronchoscopy) whilst delivering undergraduate//postgraduate education during this extraordinary period.
He was Chair of the ICU Research, audit and Data group (ICURAD) at Royal Brompton, Lead for the Sleep/ventilation, former director of Clinical Studies for undergraduate medicine at Chelsea & Westminster, and Chair of the Imperial Undergraduate Clinical Forum, College Tutor in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, a former Secretary of the British Thoracic Society Interventional Pulmonology Special Advisory Group, NICE representative for Asthma guidelines, Member of the European Respiratory Society Respiratory Critical Care Special Advisory Section, and Faculty of the International Advanced Bronchoscopy Course (Royal Brompton Hospital). He is founding director of the Bronchoscopy for Intensive Care (BrIC) national training course.
He is a prominent Clinical Teacher (Imperial NHS Teacher’s award 2013 and Distinguished Teacher nominee 2014,17,18), co-lead for Year 5 Critical Care Medicine, co-opted School board member (2016-17), examiner for the Royal college of Physicians MRCP and European Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine EDIC, and international Fellowship programmes. He is tutor for the Intensive care Faculty FICM. He frequently lectures nationally and internationally. He examines internal and externally for MD and PhD awards.
He was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) in 2021.
He is an active clinical researcher, as a chief and principal investigator for multicentre trials of early diagnostic markers in pulmonary infection and sepsis (Inhale, Inhale-covid), weaning from ECMO and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction studies. Most recently he has completed the HICF-Welcome funded VAP/VAP2 multicentre studies in early diagnostics for pulmonary sepsis and several COVID related ICU publications, guidelines and studies(PHOSP). He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles. He supervises BSc, MSc, PhD and MD Fellows involved in academic research within Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine in studies of biomarkers for early diagnosis of VAP, Burns inhalation injury, abdominal sepsis, and the role of microvesicles in Burns injury, respiratory failure and sepsis. He has held grants from the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia and the Westminster Medical School Joint Research committee for MD studies.
His Current Research programme themes are:
1. Bronchoscopy in ITU - development of standards and improved competency (RASeCAL)
2. Microcirculation visualisation in Cardiogenic Shock
3. Critical care Infection - Rapid diagnostics in VAP (VAPrapid,Inhale), Molecular interventions (MRC INFINIT), Behavioural influence in antibiotic stewardship (WHYSTOP), ECMO infection.
4. Burns inhalation Injury / Burns ICU - international Collaborative group
He has had numerous international and national presentations in the USA, UK, Europe and India. He is a speaker at the British Thoracic Society winter meetings, Intensive Care Society, annual international Critical Care Symposium faculty member of the Indian Society of Intensive Care Medicine annual congress, Guest Speaker at the national Sleep Medicine conference India and the Hellenic Society of Trauma and Emergency Medicine .
He has been a dedicated Clinical Teacher for undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals for over 20 years, reflecting a desire and pleasure in imparting acquired knowledge, experience and practical skills, with the principle of shared learning. During the London COVID surge, he was tasked with Imperial Digital online undergraduate seminar delivery to Year 5, and continues to develop the curriculum with innovations such as HoloLens trials in critical care.
Special Advisory Group and Member of the European Respiratory Society Respiratory critical care section , Scientific faculty of the annual International Advanced Bronchoscopy Meeting (Royal Brompton Hospital/NHLI) and Chair of the previous Royal College approved-Pastest Advanced Medicine (Respiratory section) course.
He has close working relationships within the Academic departments of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care, Immunology and the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College. He collaborates with in multi-centre studies both nationally and internationally.
He is widely published with over 140 peer reviewed articles. He is Lead Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, OUP 2023. He has been Respiratory Section editor for, and Editorial board member of Medicine international, He is written over 25 book chapters and a regular reviewer for international journals such as Thorax, Intensive Care Medicine, Journal of Infection, and others.
During Covid-19 in 2020/21, he has been a senior frontline clinician, researcher, media opinion and educator. He ensured that Medical students had online access to the extra-ordinary medical events in the Imperial and London hospitals, through virtual seminars and novel technologies. His work with the Google Hololens education project of the Imperial Digital Learning Team is striving to establish core learning and transferable skills through Respiratory/Critical care clinical virtual platfoms.
His approach of SHARED LEARNING underpins research orientated, evidence based clinical educational leadership.
Imperial College Award for Teaching Excellence for NHS Teachers 2013, Imperial College London. 31 May 2013. Web link
Imperial College Students Academic Choice Awards 2018, 2019
Imperial College Distinguished NHS Teacher nominee 2014, 2015, 2016
Imperial College School of Medicine Half way house Guest Speaker 2017
President - Imperial Medicals Cricket Club
et al., 2024, UK clinicians’ attitudes towards the application of molecular diagnostics to guide antibiotic use in ICU patients with pneumonias: a quantitative study, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol:79, ISSN:0305-7453, Pages:123-127
et al., 2023, An international RAND/UCLA expert panel to determine the optimal diagnosis and management of burn inhalation injury, Critical Care (uk), Vol:27, ISSN:1364-8535
et al., 2023, WHY STOP? A prospective observational vignette-based study to determine the cognitive-behavioural effects of rapid diagnostic PCR-based point-of-care test results on antibiotic cessation in ICU infections., Bmj Open, Vol:13
C-MORE/PHOSP-COVID Collaborative Group, 2023, Multiorgan MRI findings after hospitalisation with COVID-19 in the UK (C-MORE): a prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Vol:11, ISSN:2213-2600, Pages:1003-1019
Singh S, 2023, Respiratory symptoms and signs, Medicine (united Kingdom), Vol:51, ISSN:1357-3039, Pages:684-692