Dr Simon Merritt

Consultant in Chest and Sleep Medicine

Qualifications:
BSC (Hons) Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences, MBBS (Hons), FRCP
Year qualified:
2000
Speciality:
Respiratory medicine
Consultant headshot

Clinical interests

Respiratory medicine - asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion, chronic cough, bronchiectasis, non-invasive ventilation, neuromuscular weakness with respiratory failure, pleural disease and bronchoscopy. sleep medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

Personal profile

Dr Merritt trained at United Medical and Dental School of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, London, gaining a BSc in Psychology before graduating with Honours in 2000. After completing his general medical training in East London, he undertook specialist training at the Kent and Sussex, Lewisham, St Thomas' and Conquest Hospitals.

During his time at St.Thomas', he spent three years working in the internationally-renowned Sleep Disorders Centre and the Lane Fox Unit. He carried out innovative research into the connection between OSA and severe Diabetic Retinopathy, and also into the physiology of breathing in the very obese.

Dr Merritt is dual accredited in General (Internal) Medicine and Respiratory Medicine. He is a member of the British Sleep Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the British thoracic Society and the Royal College of Physicians. In addition to the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and sleep disorders, he is also interested in screening for OSA in high-risk patients.

Dr Merritt is currently a full-time Consultant in Respiratory, General and Sleep Medicine at the Conquest Hospital and is willing to receive referrals on all aspects of respiratory and sleep medicine.

Get in touch with Benenden Hospital

You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. Please contact Benenden Hospital to find out more.

You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. Please contact Benenden Hospital to find out more.