Dr Felix Chua is a consultant in respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he treats both private and NHS patients.
He graduated in 1995 from the University of London, where he received undergraduate prizes and a distinction.
During his higher specialist training, he was awarded a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship to complete a PhD. His research investigated mechanisms that promote pulmonary fibrosis - scarring on the lungs. He completed his PhD in 2006.
His general professional training was undertaken at Hammersmith Hospital and University College Hospital-based rotations. His higher specialist training was undertaken at Royal Brompton Hospital and associated institutions.
In 2007, he established an interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London. He also led the Tuberculosis (TB) Chest service at the hospital and from 2011 to 2014 he was the care group lead for respiratory medicine.
In September 2014, Dr Chua joined Royal Brompton Hospital.
Dr Felix Chua specialises in managing patients with:
- interstitial lung disease (ILD)
- pulmonary fibrosis
- rare lung disorders
- tuberculosis (TB)
- atypical mycobacterial infections
- chronic cough
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including emphysema
He co-established a combined rheumatology-ILD clinic that continues to run quarterly at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Furthermore, he is also an experienced medicolegal expert in pulmonary diseases.
Dr Felix Chua is actively involved in research on interstitial lung disease (ILD).
Dr Felix Chua has written research and clinical papers, and has contributed to textbooks in his areas of interest.
Dr Felix Chua gives lectures on his areas of expertise. In addition, he acts as the educational supervisor to the specialist respiratory trainees at Royal Brompton Hospital.