O'Brien, Dr Christopher

Dr Christopher O'BrienConsultant Respiratory Paediatrician

  • Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician
  • Tel: 0191 282 5089
  • GMC Code: 3188835
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCPCH
  • Special Interests

    Respiratory Paediatrics, sleep disordered breathing, long-term home ventilation, cystic fibrosis, complex airway abnormalities.

  • Biography

    I qualified from Guys Hospital London in 1986 and after a number of jobs including primary care I entered paediatric training in the North East in 1991. I did my tertiary respiratory training in Brisbane Australia and was appointed as a general and respiratory paediatrician in Newcastle in 1998. From a baseline of nothing I have established sleep medicine, long-term ventilation and developed the flexible bronchoscopy and complex airway service in the North East over the last 15 years.

    After considerable development work over the last 15 years, including periods of management activity (head of general paediatrics and medical lead for commissioning of GNCH) I am finally pursuing my long-term research interest into the physiology of respiration with a project looking at high flow nasal oxygen therapy.

    I am married with two teenage children.

    Hobbies include fishing, windsurfing, gardening, cycling, DIY and anything outdoors.

  • Directorate

    Children's Services

  • Hospital Base

    Great North Children’s Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Cystic Fibrosis, sleep, home ventilation, complex airway, general respiratory.

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Duggan
  • Chris O Brien 
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