David Smith – Clinical PhD Student
I am a clinical research fellow and specialty trainee in respiratory medicine undertaking a PhD. I am studying the role of the gut-lung axis and the microbiome in interstitial lung disease. I will collect clinical samples for my research from patients attending the Royal Brompton Hospital. I qualified from Imperial College in 2014. During my medical degree I undertook an intercalated BSc in respiratory science achieving first class honours. I completed my foundation and core medical training in North-Central and North West London achieving MRCP(UK) in 2018. I have come out of my training programme in South London to undertake my PhD.