Clinical expertise

Professor Robert Wilson is an expert in all types of lung infections. His areas of expertise include:


Professor Robert Wilson is a consultant physician in respiratory medicine, who treats private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

He qualified in medicine in 1979 from the University of Cambridge and became a consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital in 1989.

He was clinical director of the lung division at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals for many years until 2014. During this time, he implemented many improvements in patient care. These include:

  • expanding the minimal dependency assessment unit
  • moving to single beds on the infection ward
  • building a new bronchoscopy suite
  • developing the role of nurse practitioners

For many years he has been the clinical lead of the host defence unit at Royal Brompton Hospital, treating patients with lung infections.


Professor Robert Wilson has written more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and review articles. He has also written numerous book chapters for various publications.

He sits on the editorial board for the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine journal and co-wrote the Pneumonia Pocketbook.


Professor Robert Wilson is a professor of practice (respiratory medicine) at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

He has lectured for the British and European Thoracic societies, as well as others. In addition, he has travelled the world on lecture tours, visiting China, Mexico, Egypt, Japan and South Africa amongst others. Several pharmaceutical companies also use Professor Wilson as a consultant.