John Hurst is professor of respiratory medicine at University College London, and honorary consultant respiratory physician at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust where he has worked since 2007.

His expertise is in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and lung problems in people living with primary immunodeficiency states including bronchiectasis and GLILD.

In COPD, he works closely with the community respiratory services in Camden.  Clinics often provide the opportunity to take part in research studies.

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• Hurst JR et al. Susceptibility to Exacerbation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. N Engl J Med 2010;363:1128-1138
• Quint JK, Donaldson GC, Kumari M, Talmud PJ, Hurst JR. SERPINA1 11478G>A variant, serum ?1-antitrypsin, exacerbation frequency and FEV1 decline in COPD. Thorax 2011;66:418-424
• Patel AR, Kowlessar BS, Donaldson GC, Mackay AJ, Singh R, George SN, Garcha DS, Wedzicha JA, Hurst JR. Cardiovascular risk, myocardial injury, and exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;188:1091-1099