Dr Himender Makker

Dr Himender MakkerTel: 0203 447 9102
Fax: 020 3447 9476
Email: himender.makker1@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Respiratory Medicine, Sleep respiratory service (UCH)

Professional background

Dr Makker is a Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep apnoea. He developed an interest in sleep medicine while working as a Senior Registrar at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in 1995-1997. On his appointment as a Consultant at UCLH in 1997, he developed a sleep service. He provided in-house sleep training, developed care pathways and established protocol and guidelines for the management of sleep apnoea. He also established a sleep research group in collaboration with neuropsychologists and medical physicists to investigate neuropsychological impairment in sleep apnoea. The research was funded by the CDRC grant, presented at the conferences, published in peer review journals and contributed to MD. 
He organises sleep apnoea study days for NE Thames Respiratory SpRs, and teaches at the UCL sleep apnoea course and BMA respiratory teachings. He has a wider experience of raising awareness of sleep-disordered breathing, writes articles for local newspaper and health magazines and gives interviews to Radio and TV.
Dr Makker reports sleep study investigations on a Wednesday afternoon and sees sleep apnoea patients in the sleep outpatient clinic (HKMID & HKM3D) on a Thursday afternoon.


Book chapters 
Makker HK. Epidemiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. In Manual on TB, HIV and Lung Health” A Practical Approach 2009;516-533. Editor Professor VK Arora   
Makker HK, Chairman D. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. In: Practical Approach to Critical Respiratory Medicine. 2006;614-620. Editor Professor VK Arora   
Liddicoat H, Zammit C, Makker H. Driving and Sleep Apnoea. International Journal of Respiratory Care 2010. Submitted.   
Dharmagunawardena R, Zammit C, Makker H. Prevalence and Predictors of Sleep Apnoea. International Journal of Respiratory Care 2010. Submitted.    
Simcock D, Makker HK. Management of Obstructive sleep apnoea. Foundation Year Journal 2009;3;40-45 .    
Makker HK. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Capital Doctor 2004;39:20-21.   
Tachtsidis I, Cooper CE, McGown AD, Makker H, Delpy D.T, Elwell C.E. Changes in cerebral total haemoglobin volume and cytochrome oxidase redox state during deep apnoeas in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Biomedical Optics 2006
Technical Digest    McGown AD, Valipour A, Makker HK, Emegbo, Delpy DT, Spiro SG. Measurement of  changes in cytohrome oxidase redox state during obstructive sleep apnoea using Near Infra  Red Spectroscopy.Sleep 2003;26:710-6..   
Valipour A, Makker HK, Emegbo S, Toma T, Hardy R, Spiro SG. Symptomatic Gastro  Oesophageal reflux in subjects with sleep disordered breathing. Chest 2002-121(6) 1748-53.   
Valipour A, McGown A D, Makker H, O’Sullivan C, Spiro SG. Cerebral tissue oxygenation  During obstructive sleep apnoea. European Respiratory Journal 2002:20(2);444-50 .   
McGown AD, Makker HK, Battagel JM, L'Estrange PR, Grant HR, Spiro SG. Long term  use of mandibular advancement splints for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea a  questionnaire survey.European Respiratory Journal 2001;17:462-6.

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