Dr Felix Chua - RB&HH Education

Dr Felix Chua

Consultant in respiratory medicine
Specialises in interstitial lung diseases, including sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and pulmonary manifestations.

Dr Felix Chua is a consultant in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

Dr Felix Chua qualified with a distinction from the University of London in 1995 and was awarded a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship to complete a PhD during his higher specialist training. He completed his PhD in 2006 where he researched mechanisms that promote pulmonary fibrosis which is scarring on the lungs.

After his general training at University College and Hammersmith hospitals, Dr Chua did his higher specialist training at Royal Brompton Hospital and the associated institutions in Respiratory Medicine. During his time at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, he established an interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic in 2007, led the Tuberculosis (TB) Chest service, and was the care group lead for respiratory medicine from 2011 to 2014.  In September 2014, Dr Chua joined Royal Brompton Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Dr Felix Chua specialises in managing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, rare lung disorders, sarcoidosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, interstitial lung disease (ILD), tuberculosis (TB), chronic cough, asthma and bronchiectasis.

Dr Chua co-established a combined rheumatology and interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic that continues to run quarterly at St George’s University Hospitals.  He is also an experienced medico-legal expert in pulmonary diseases and a member of various professional and specialist bodies.

Research interests

Dr Felix Chua is actively involved in research on interstitial lung disease (ILD).


Dr Felix Chua has contributed to textbooks in his areas of interest and written peer reviewed clinical papers and had his research published in a number of journals.


Dr Felix Chua is the educational supervisor to the specialist respiratory trainees at Royal Brompton Hospital and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Dr Chua lectures on his expert areas and conducts, as well as supervises, research into interstitial lung diseases and lung sepsis. He presents his research at both national and international meetings.