Wilkinson, Professor Tom

MA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Specialty

Respiratory and general internal medicine

Sub-specialty

Airways disease - asthma, bronchiectasis, COPD

Training and education

  • Medical training at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
  • PhD studies at Queen Mary and University College London.

Experience

Prof Wilkinson joined the Trust in July 2011 as an honorary consultant in respiratory medicine. He is also a reader (associate professor) in respiratory medicine at the University of Southampton.

Prof Wilkinson is a respiratory specialist with a sub-specialist interest in airways disease - asthma, bronchiectasis and COPD. He runs a large programme of research developing new vaccines to prevent respiratory infections in patients with airways diseases.

He is a specialist consultant in the difficult airways disease clinic and COPD integrated service, and has developed new patient pathways for diagnosis and community based treatment for COPD.

Prof Wilkinson also leads a five year programme of NHS innovation and service improvement in integrated respiratory care across Wessex (NIHR CLAHRC).

Key achievements

  • Establishing the integrated COPD service in Southampton.
  • Establishing respiratory services for patients in rural Ethiopia, in partnership with UHS colleagues.
  • Directing Wessex-wide improvements in respiratory care.

Awards and prizes

  • European Respiratory Researcher of the Year 2012.
  • NHS Innovation of the Year Award 2011 for COPD services and research.
  • European Respiratory Society COPD research award.

Research

  • COPD - new vaccines to prevent exacerbations.
  • Asthma - influence of viral infection in the development of asthma.
  • Bronchiectasis - identifying new treatment pathways for airway infection.

Further information on Prof Wilkinson's research and publications is available on the University of Southampton website.

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