Professor George Santis is Professor of Thoracic Oncology & Interventional Bronchoscopy and Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at King's College London, based at Guy's and St Thomas'. He also sees patients privately at the London Bridge Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic. His specialist interests include lung cancer, including small and non-small cell, respiratory complications of novel cancer therapies and interventional bronchoscopy/EBUS
At Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals he leads the Unit for Thoracic Cancers and established the Endobronchial Ultrasound service for diagnosis and management of thoracic diseases in 2007. This is one of the highest volume units in the UK with internationally competitive outcomes. He performs EBUS with real-time assessment of aspirates by consultant pathologist. Professor Santis has active biomedical and clinical research.
He undertook postgraduate training at London specialist hospitals and his specialist training in respiratory medicine was at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute. He is experienced in all common and rare respiratory conditions.
He has also received awards to pursue research training. His doctoral work at the National Heart and Lung Institute was on the molecular genetics of cystic fibrosis and also received a Wellcome Trust Advanced Fellowship in gene therapy at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Transgene SA in France.
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