Simpson, Professor John

Professor John SimpsonHonorary Consultant Respiratory Physician

  • Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7462
  • GMC Code: 3495443
  • Qualifications: FRCP(Edin), PhD
  • Special Interests

    Pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis (interstitial lung disease), ventilator-associated pneumonia.

  • Biography

    - Clinical interests in pneumonia (particularly those acquired in hospital), pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs).
    - Director of the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative.
    - Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University.
    Research interests in: developing new tests to improve the diagnosis of pneumonia in hospital; developing new treatments to prevent infection (and reduce use of antibiotics) in hospital; sepsis; pulmonary fibrosis.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Interstitial Lung Disease (pulmonary fibrosis; at Royal Victoria Infirmary, with Dr Ian Forrest and Dr Sarah Wiscombe)
    Pulmonary Embolism (Freeman Hospital)

  • Name of Secretary
    Denise Lee
  • John Simpson 
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