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Dr Colin Wallis




Dr Colin Wallis is a Consultant Paediatrician in paediatric respiratory medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). He received his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town and, after completing an MD degree, joined the paediatric registrar rotation at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. After additional jobs in the UK, and further experience in Canada, he joined the respiratory team at GOSH in 1993.

Dr Wallis has a specific interest in the care and management of children with chronic lung disease, in particular cystic fibrosis, and the child with long-term ventilatory needs, and is the respiratory representative on the GOSH NSCAG tracheal service. He is chairman of a UK working party looking at the needs of the chronically ventilated child and was awarded an NHS Health Technology Assessment grant to review the current status of paediatric long-term ventilation in the UK. He has also been awarded funding to evaluate the early changes in CF lung disease from the CF Trust together with researchers at the Institute of Child Health. 

Dr Wallis is an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and current president of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society. He has published over 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of several chapters in leading paediatric respiratory texts.



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