Dr David Howell

Acute and general medicine

Medical interests: Acute and critical care medicine, thoracic medicine, interstitial lung disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome in adults.



As a result of my extensive training in general, respiratory and critical care medicine, I have particular expertise in managing the most acutely unwell patients. Through my interests in academic medicine and research, I strive to bring the most current and evidence-based practices to my patients. I have held a number of leadership positions and currently am one of the Medical Directors of the Critical Care Unit at the Princess Grace Hospital, which provides 24/7 support to The Physicians’ Clinic.


Medical training

Dr David Howell did all of his medical training in London; he was awarded his medical degree from University College London and then he completed his specialist medical training in General Medicine, Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine. He combined his medical studies with a PhD, in which he completed a thesis on the disease processes involved in acute and chronic lung fibrosis.

Current appointments

Dr Howell is now a Consultant in Acute, Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine at the University of College London NHS Trust. Dr Howell is also the Clinical Director for Critical Care at UCLH and was previously the Lead Clinician for Acute Medicine. He also participates in an active research group looking at interstitial lung disease and acts as a senior investigator in clinical trials of novel therapies. He is also particularly interested in finding better ways to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome in adult patients.

NHS practice

Consultant in Acute, Critical Care and Respiratory Medicine at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr David Howell's availability for consultations

Dr Howell does not hold outpatient consultations. He treats inpatients only and can be seen by arrangement, please contact The Physicians Clinic.

Declaration of Interest

Dr David Howell is a member of TPC's on-call rota. For weekends and public holidays only, the doctor receives a fee of £439-460 for being on-call from 6am to 10pm.

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