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Dr Colin Wallis

MB, ChB, MD, DCH, FCP(SA), MRCP, FRCPCH

London

Colin Wallis is a consultant paediatrician in respiratory medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

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 GOS 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. He is chairman of a UK working party looking at the needs of the chronically ventilated child and was awarded an NHS HTA grant to review the current status of paediatric long-term ventilation in the UK. He also established the “Aspiration Clinic”at GOSH – a decision of dubious wisdom.

Dr Wallis is an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and past president of the BPRS. He has published over 80 articles in peer review journals and is the author of several chapters in leading paediatric respiratory texts.