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Dr Thomas Smith

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Dr Thomas Smith MBBS DPhil FRCA FAsMA

Head of Aerospace Physiology

Dr Smith is a clinician-scientist specialising in cardiopulmonary/hypoxia physiology, aerospace physiology/medicine and anaesthetics. He is an Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has worked extensively in aeromedical critical care as a flying doctor. He graduated from medicine at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and was based at the University of Oxford (2003-2017) before moving to King's. He is a former Rhodes Scholar and Churchill Fellow. Dr Smith is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and an Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Full publications can be found here.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide, 2000

Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine, Monash University, 2002

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2008

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2011 

Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, 2013

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