Ricardo Jose - Chest doctor

Leading Specialist in Respiratory Medicine

Dr José is a distinguished specialist in respiratory medicine in London, with specialisation in both Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine. He works at the Royal Brompton Hospital where he sees NHS and Private patients. Additionally, he sees private patients at The London Clinic in the heart of the Harley Street Medical area. Having honed his skills as an Academic Clinical Fellow and Clinical Lecturer at University College London (UCL), he gained critical experience across globally acclaimed North London University Teaching Hospitals. His expertise also extends to the management of pulmonary complications of cancer therapy, with practical insights gained through observerships at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA.


Broad Expertise in Respiratory Symptoms and Conditions

Dr José brings his comprehensive understanding and proficiency in diagnosing and treating a wide range of respiratory symptoms, such as breathlessness, cough, wheeze, and chest pain, to patient care. He has developed a particular focus on bronchiectasis, respiratory infections, troublesome cough, as well as respiratory diseases linked to cancer therapy and immunodeficiency. But Dr José’s expertise doesn’t stop there and he can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of your respiratory condition. 

Specialist in Bronchiectasis and Associated Conditions

Regularly consulting with patients suffering from bronchiectasis and associated respiratory infections and conditions, Dr José excels in managing complex cases. This includes treating patients with Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Pseudomonas infections, and non-tuberculous mycobacterium.

Expert Management of Immunodeficiency and Cancer-Related Respiratory Diseases

Dr José routinely sees patients with immunodeficiency resulting from cancer, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, and therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases (e.g. biological therapy). He brings his vast expertise to bear on the management of respiratory symptoms and co-morbidities in cancer patients and survivors, including diagnosing and managing pulmonary toxicity due to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy.

Areas of Expertise

With a deep knowledge base in respiratory medicine, Dr José’s areas of expertise span across:


At the heart of his practice, Dr José is committed to delivering exceptional patient care, driven by his vast clinical experience and knowledge of respiratory diseases. His commitment to research and teaching further enhances his ability to stay at the forefront of advancements in respiratory medicine, resulting in the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Academic and Research Achievements

Dr José has an extensive academic background, with a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship awarded for his research into lung infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae at UCL. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL Respiratory and maintains his interest in investigating the susceptibility and pathogenesis of respiratory infections.

Beyond his clinical work, Dr José holds a respected position as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Personalised Medicine. His past editorial roles include associations with Clinical Case Reports and Annals of Research Hospitals. As an esteemed member of the medical community, he reviews manuscripts for the European Respiratory Journal and Thorax, as well as for other notable journals like Nature, Immunity, and PLOS one.

An experienced teacher, Dr José is passionate about passing on his knowledge to the next generation of medical practitioners. As an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL, he educates 1st year medical students on the UCL breathing and circulation module. His teaching efforts have been recognised with a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.


Dr José boasts an extensive publication record, including over 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He has authored chapters on respiratory infections and pulmonary complications of cancer therapy in key resources like the Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine and Oxford Textbook of Respiratory Critical Care.

Wider Roles in Respiratory Medicine


Consultant Member of the BTS Bronchiectasis Specialist Advisory Group

Member of the North West London Subregional Immunoglobulin Assessment Panel


Member of the BTS Standards of Care Committee

Member of the BTS Council

Member of the BTS Science and Research Committee


Recognitions and Awards

Dr José’s exceptional contributions to the field of respiratory medicine have been acknowledged through several awards and honours:

  • National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Lecturer in Translational Medicine (Respiratory Medicine)
  • European Respiratory Society Lung Science Conference Best Oral Presentation Award
  • Academy of Medical Sciences Spring Meeting: Runner Up Prize
  • Annual Respiratory Registrar Oral Research Presentations, North East London: Second Prize
  • Royal Society of Medicine Young Respiratory Investigator Prize: First Prize
  • European Respiratory Society Lung Science Conference Distinguished Poster Award
  • European Respiratory Society Lung Science Conference Travel Bursary for an Outstanding Abstract
  • British Lung Foundation/GSK Travel Award to ERS Conference
  • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Travel Fellowship
  • Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine
  • Chelmsford Medical Education & Research Trust Award: First Prize in the Audit Category (twice)
  • Elected Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (top 15%)
  • Diploma of Merit from the Portuguese Community of Pretoria for Achievements in Academic Studies


These honours underscore Dr José’s dedication to respiratory medicine and his commitment to excellence in clinical practice, research, and teaching.

Memberships and Affiliations

With a remarkable combination of clinical practice, research, teaching, and editorial work, Dr José embodies the highest standards of respiratory medicine, dedicating his career to the betterment of patient care.

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