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Joanna Szram


Consultant Respiratory Physician (Occupational Lung Disease)

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

External Roles

  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London
  • Deputy Postgraduate Dean, and Clinical Lead for Physician Specialty Recruitment Office (PSRO), Health Education England (HEE) South London
  • Core Medical Training Programme Director, HEE North West London
  • Royal College of Physicians London (RCP) Mentor including the Emerging Women Leaders programme
  • RCP (London) elected Council member and Linacre Fellow
  • Member of the Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS), working to align UK based occupational lung disease services with a focus on best practice and integrated care
  • National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT UK) Chair and Honorary Treasurer, and currently representing North Central and East London (NCEL)

Education and Training

  • Lead for internal and external education and training by the department, encompassing:

- occupational health, respiratory and allergy specialist physicians, nurses, advisors and technicians

- primary care health professionals

- undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees

- visitors to the department, from work experience for sixth form students, to shadowing, observerships and fellowships

Current research interests

  • Employment issues in asthma and other respiratory diseases including surveillance
  • Causes and consequences of lung disease at work


  • MB, ChB (Cantab), MA, FRCP, MSc, FHEA, PhD, PGDipULT (Medicine)