Professor Jeremy Brown

Dr Jeremy BrownTel: 020 3447 9004
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University College Hospital

Respiratory Medicine

Professional background

Professor Brown is a clinician scientist with an interest in respiratory infection.  He trained in medicine in London, graduating with honours, and continued his postgraduate medical training in respiratory medicine in a variety of London hospitals.  He completed a PhD in molecular microbiology in 1999 and obtained a prestigious Wellcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training in the pathogenesis of respiratory infections at Imperial College and the University of Adelaide. Professor Brown was appointed as a senior lecturer and honorary consultant at UCL and UCLH in 2003, since when he has combined running an internationally respected laboratory investigating Streptococcus pneumoniae (funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and British Lung Foundation) and clinical respiratory medicine with a particular expertise in patients with lung infections. He has established new clinical services at UCLH for patients with bronchiectasis and for haematology patients with respiratory complications.  He was promoted to Reader in 2008, and is a member of the British Thoracic Society specialist advisory group on respiratory infection as well the editorial boards of several clinical and scientific journals.

Research interests

Lung infection: pneumonia (including in the immunocompromised host), empyema, invasive forms of aspergillosis.  Bronchiectasis and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.  Respiratory complications of haematological disease and stem cell transplantation.


Professor Brown has  26 first or last author publications in scientific journals as well as the following clinically relevant publications: 

1.  J.S.Brown, F.Wells, G.Duckworth, E.A.Paul, N.C.Barnes, 'Improving notification rates for tuberculosis.' British Medical Journal 1995; 310: 974. 

2.  J.S.Brown, A.Davison, D.Eraut, 'Age and treatment of lung cancer' Thorax 1996; 51: 564-568. 

3.  J.S.Brown, R.Rudd, 'New staging investigations for lung cancer: 'What will they have to offer to be clinically useful?' European Journal of Nuclear Medicine 1995; 22: 497-498. 

4.  J.S.Brown, J.Cohen, 'Bacterial and viral infections in the immunocompromised host (excluding AIDS).' Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 1995; 1: 358-363. 

5.  J.S.Brown, J.Meecham-Jones, J.A.Wedzicha, 'Using nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation on a general respiratory ward.' Journal of the Royal College of Physicians 1998; 32: 219-224. 

6.  J.S.Brown, S.G.Spiro, 'Update on lung cancer and mesothelioma.' Journal of the Royal College of Physicians 1999: 33; 506-512.

GMC/GDC number: 3278367