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Dr Thomas  Smith

Dr Thomas Smith

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Reader in Aerospace Medicine and Head of Aerospace Medicine Research

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  • Medicine

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Dr Thomas Smith MBBS DAvMed DPhil FRCA FAsMA

Dr Smith is a clinician-scientist specialising in aerospace medicine, cardiopulmonary physiology and anaesthetics. He is a 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.

In March 2020, Dr Smith was released from his responsibilities at King’s to support the NHS frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic at its most critical time. He joined a ‘surge’ rota in critical care at GSTT hospital as part of the mobile emergency rapid intubation team.

Clinical profile



Course teacher: Human & Applied Physiology
Course teacher: Aerospace Medicine