John Collins

General Medicine

Sub Specialities

Respiratory Medicine



NHS Base
Royal Brompton Hospital


Currently Medical Director Lister Hospital and Director of Professional Development and Education Benenden Hospital. Formerly Medical Director Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.


Dr Collins qualified from Guy’s Hospital Dental and Medical Schools in 1961 and 1966. Throughout his consultant career, he held full time posts as a Consultant Physician in general internal medicine and respiratory medicine.


For 20 years, he was Director of the Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy service at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He was one of the first individuals to practice Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy in the UK and was instrumental in the establishment of Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy services at many hospitals across London and England.


Throughout this time he was an active undergraduate and post graduate teacher at all work sites.  He has also taught undergraduates of University of London Medical School.

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