He is fully accredited in this speciality and able to see patients with all aspects of paediatric respiratory disease.
“I’ve worked at Great Ormond Street as a consultant since 2002, and undertook much of my training here also. For nearly all that time I have worked with the heart and lung transplant service. It has always been an honour to work at this outstanding hospital, and as part of this outstanding team.
“Our children’s lung transplantation service is now one of the best in the world, but we know that this service is only possible because of the generosity of donor families, who are the true heroes in this process. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all on behalf of all the children we have been able to help over the last 27 years.”
Particular interests include severe or end-stage lung disease, rare and congenital lung diseases, lung disease in children with multi-system disorders, cystic fibrosis, and asthma/preschool wheeze. He is a leading authority on lung function testing in children of all ages and has co-authored current international standards in this area. He is also a specialist in lung transplantation, and has some additional responsibilities in cardiac transplantation.
Qualifications and training
PhD in Respiratory Physiology (London) 2006. Title: 'Multiple-breath inert gas washout to detect inhomogeneity of ventilation distribution in preschool children with cystic fibrosis'
MSc Clinical Paediatrics (pass with distinction) (London) 1999
MRCPCH (Foundation member) 1996
MRCP (UK) March 1994
MBBS (London) July 1990
BSc Physiology (London), June 1987
Dr Aurora is academic lead for respiratory medicine at this hospital, and is very active in research. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed research papers in the last decade, mostly in the fields of cystic fibrosis, preschool wheeze, and lung transplantation.
He runs the main teaching programmes for the speciality for south-east England and frequently teaches at courses and conferences around the UK and elsewhere. He also co-ordinates all departmental training attachments for medical students and visiting consultants/fellows.
In addition, he is currently chair of one of the scientific groups of the European Respiratory Society, and is Assistant Director of the Registry of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Telephone number: 020 7405 9200 ext 2327