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Dr Colin Wallis

Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician/Division Lead respiratory consequences of neuromuscular and spinal disorders and long term ventilation.
Dr Colin Wallis

Overview

Dr Colin Wallis is a Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in the Respiratory Unit since 2003. He is Head of Clinical Service and has a special interest in cystic fibrosis and chronic ventilatory disorders and he is also an active member of the respiratory research team at the UCL Institute of Child Health. 

Dr Wallis 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 United Kingdom and further experience in Canada, he joined the respiratory team at GOSH. He is currently a clinical unit lead for the respiratory and transitional units.

Dr Wallis is president of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society and an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics. He is a council member of the British Thoracic Society and sits on the Research Advisory Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Dr Wallis is an active member of the respiratory research team in the UCL Institute of Child Health. He is an honorary reader at University College of London. He has written widely on a range of respiratory-related conditions and has over 80 peer-reviewed papers as well as book chapters and reviews. He has also held national grants for multicentre studies in the fields of cystic fibrosis and long term ventilation.

Credentials

Respiratory paediatrics to include asthma, recurrent chest infections, swallowing abnormalities, sleep related respiratory disease, cystic fibrosis, congenital lung disease, lung disease of prematurity, respiratory consequences of neuromuscular and spinal disorders and long term ventilation. 

• Chronic cough 
• Asthma 
• Acute and chronic lung infections 
• Wheezing illnesses of childhood 
• Cystic fibrosis 
• Congenital lung and tracheal abnormalities 
• Skeletal dysplasia 
• Sleep related breathing disorders 
• Chronic respiratory failure 

Training: 
 
• MB Chb from the University of Cape Town 
• MD 
• Trained at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Twon 
• DCH 
• FRCPCH 
• FRCP 
• FCP(SA) 
 
Membership: 
 
• President of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society 
• Member of council of the British Thoracic Society 
• Examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics 
• Research Advisory Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust 

• Congenital abnormalities of the trachea 
• Early lung changes in cystic fibrosis 
• National grants for multicentre studies in the fields of cystic fibrosis and long term ventilation 

News & Publications

Colin Wallis has written over 80 peer reviewed publications in national and international journals as well as book chapters and reviews including: 

Rijnberg, F.M., Butler, C.R., Speggiorin, S., Fierens, A., Wallis, C., Nouraei, R., McLaren, C.A., Roebuck, D.J., Hewitt, R., Elliott, M.J., 2015. The influence of stents on microbial colonization of the airway in children after slide tracheoplasty: a 14-year single-center experience. Pediatr Pulmonl 50(1) pp. 79-84. 

Hoo, A.F., Thia, L.P., Nguyen, T.T., Bush, A., Chudleigh, J., Lum, S., Ahmed, D., Balfour Lynn, I., Carr, S.B., Chavasse, R.J., Costeloe, K.L., Price, J., Shankar, A., Wallis, C., Wyatt, H.A., Wade, A., Stocks, J.; London Cystic Fibrosis Collaboration. 2012. Lung function is abnormal in 3-month-old infants with cystic fibrosis diagnosed by newborn screening. Thorax. 67(10) pp. 874-81. 

Abel F, Bajaj Y, Wyatt M, Wallis C. 2012. The successful use of the nasopharyngeal airway in Pierre Robin sequence: an 11-year experience. Arch Dis Child. 97(4) pp. 331-4. 

Bryon M, Wallis C. 2011. Parents as equal partners in the paediatric cystic fibrosis multidisciplinary team. J R Soc Med. 104 (Suppl 1) pp. S30-5. 

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