Dr. Felix Woodhead is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. In his NHS role he treats patients with a wide variety of respiratory conditions and is able to consult on a range of respiratory complaints. These include asthma, bronchitis and COPD; lung infection and bronchiectasis; lung shadows and lung cancer; blood clots, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension; occupational lung disease; unexplained breathlessness and cough.
Dr Woodhead studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and did postgraduate studies in East Anglia. He earned his PhD in Interstitial Lung Disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.
Dr Woodhead's subspecialty is Interstitial Lung Disease ('pulmonary fibrosis'), otherwise known as ILD. This includes disease caused by exposure to dusts like asbestos and to organic particles as well as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), where the cause is not known. I also have an interest in patients who have lung problems related to rheumatological disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease and vasculitis, and also sarcoidosis.
As a result of this experience, he is the UK's chief Investigator of the TRAIL1 study examining the use of pirfenidone in ILD related to rheumatoid arthritis. He has also previously acted as chair of the British Thoracic Society ILD special advisory group.
"Felix is excellent physician and has expertise in most chest condition especially interstitial lung disease "