Burns, Dr Graham

Dr Graham BurnsConsultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine

  • Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 4758
  • GMC Code: 3565256
  • Qualifications: BSc (first class, mathematics), MBBS, FRCP, DipMedSci, PhD
  • Special Interests

    COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, Physiology

  • Biography

    I am COPD Lead for Newcastle Hospitals and Chair of the Regional COPD Guideline Development Group. I am also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University.

    I have research interests in COPD and Asthma, and recent national responsibilities include: British Thoracic Society: Chair Professional Standards Cmmttee, Chair Workforce Cmmttee. Member of the Executive, Council and Remuneration cmmttees. Trustee; Royal College of Physicians: Specialist Representative for Revalidation. and GMC liaison Cmmttee; Department of Health: Chair Implementation Group for COPD strategy, national lead for technology-enhanced learning and co-author of Spirometry Standards.

    I have a very heavy commitment to undergraduate and post-graduate education.

    I also received a British Thoracic Society Meritorious Service Award for services to respiratory medicine (December 2012).

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General respiratory and specialist COPD

  • Name of Secretary
    Carol Coppin
  • Graham Burns 
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