Education Subcommittee Co Chair
Consultant Respiratory Physician and specialist in Sleep Medicine / Respiratory Failure & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Royal Brompton Hospital / National Heart and Lung Institute
Dr Shruthi Konda is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and specialist in Sleep Medicine and Respiratory Failure at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Dr Konda graduated from Imperial College in 2007. She continued with her postgraduate training in Respiratory and General Medicine within London, working in the Imperial College Hospitals, St. George’s and the Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr Konda also has a Bachelors degree with Honours in Management and Medical Sciences from Imperial College, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education under her belt.
She was first appointed as Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust in 2017. Here, she was the Lead for Ventilation. Within a year she had gained approval to create and run an Acute Respiratory Care Unit, an 8 bedded Respiratory HDU. This unit allowed her to shape the Trust’s policy and response to COVID in early 2020. She has also run numerous QI projects to improve care of patients receiving Non Invasive Ventilation, which have been recognised by the British Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society.
Alongside her role as a Consultant Physician, she is a MRCP PACES examiner and has hosted examinations herself, on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians. A dedicated educator, Dr Konda has worked as Foundation Training Programme Director and as a Royal College of Physicians Tutor, overseeing around 130 post graduate medical trainees within her Trust. She also founded and is a Course Director for ‘Stepping Up’, a popular bi-annual course helping Trainees transition into Consultancy. Dr Konda has been elected to the New Consultants Committee at the Royal College of Physicians, and is working to develop their New Consultant Toolkit .
Given her considerable clinical and educational experience, Dr Konda is often invited to speak and chair at national and international conferences. She is adding to her academic portfolio by authoring book chapters and publishing in peer reviewed journals. When not pursuing her clinical, educational, or academic interests, Dr Konda can be found researching the next book to read, the next restaurant to go to, or the next country to explore.