Dr Gupta

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Chest infection
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Wheezing

Dr Atul Gupta

GMC: 6033985

Dr Atul Gupta is an outstanding consultant respiratory paediatrician in London, who specialises in all conditions that affect a child, infant or young adult's breathing, lungs, airways and sleep.

Dr Gupta is one of the very few UK specialists in paediatric respiratory medicine and treats asthma, coughing, noisy and difficulty in breathing, wheezing, recurrent chest infections, snoring, pneumonia and allergies. His goal is to accurately diagnose and effectively manage a child's breathing problems. 

Dr Gupta’s research interests at the King's College Hospital, London, centres on asthma and airway disease. He has written widely on a range of respiratory-related conditions and has over 70 peer-reviewed papers and reviews.

He lectures internationally, in Europe, the USA, the UAE and India. Dr Gupta has received awards for his work and contribution to the field of paediatric respiratory medicine.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, The Portland Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, BUPA Cromwell Hospital (present)
    • Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, King's College Hospital, London
  • Education

    • MD(Res) Imperial College London (2014)
    • CCT (2010)
    • MRCPCH (2004)
    • DNB in Paediatrics (2000)
    • MD Paediatrics (2000)
    • MBBS (1996)
  • Professional membership

    • Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH)
    • British Paediatric Respiratory Society (BPRS)
    • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
    • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
    • British Medical Association (BMA)
    • British Thoracic Society (BTS)
    • National Neonatology Forum (NNF)
  • Teaching posts

    • Lectures internationally in Europe, the USA, United Arab Emirates and India.
    • Senior Lecturer at King's College London
    • Undergraduate medical students, King's School of Medicine
  • Publications and conferences

    • Howard, Jo & Slee, April & Skene, Simon & Inusa, Baba & Kawadler, Jamie & Downes, Michelle & Gavlak, Johanna & Koelbel, Melanie & Stotesbury, Hanne & Chorozoglou, Maria & Tebbs, Susan & Chakravorty, Subarna & Awogbade, Moji & Rees, David & Gupta, Atul & Murphy, Patrick & Hart, Nicholas & Sahota, Sati & Nwosu, Carol & Liossi, Christina. (2018). Overnight auto-adjusting continuous airway pressure+standard care compared with standard care alone in the prevention of morbidity in sickle cell disease phase II (POMS2b): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 19. 10.1186/s13063-017-2419-0.
    • Griese, Matthias & Seidl, Elias & Hengst, Meike & Reu, Simone & Rock, Hans & Anthony, Gisela & Kiper, Nural & Emiralioglu, Nagehan & Snijders, Deborah & Goldbeck, Lutz & Leidl, Reiner & Ley-Zaporozhan, Julia & Krüger-Stollfuss, Ingrid & Kammer, Birgit & Wesselak, Traudl & Eismann, Claudia & Schams, Andrea & Neuner, Doerthe & MacLean, Morag & Gupta, Atul. (2017). International management platform for children’s interstitial lung disease (chILD-EU). Thorax. 73. thoraxjnl-2017. 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210519.
    • Alviani, Cherry & Ruiz, Gary & Gupta, Atul. (2017). Fifteen-minute consultation: A structured approach to the management of chronic cough in a child. Archives of disease in childhood - Education & practice edition. 103. edpract-2017. 10.1136/archdischild-2017-313496.
    • Hussein, Hasan & Gupta, Atul & Broughton, Simon & Ruiz, Gary & Brathwaite, Nicola & Bossley, Cara. (2017). A meta-analysis of montelukast for recurrent wheeze in preschool children. European journal of pediatrics. 176. 10.1007/s00431-017-2936-6.
    • Arigliani, Michele & Colombatti, Raffaella & Pieri, Carlo & Sainati, L & Tosolini, R & Pelidis, M & Ndoro, S & Gupta, Atul & Cogo, Paola & Inusa, Baba. (2017). G112(P) Lung function in paediatric subjects with sickle cell anaemia: A comparison between UK and Italy. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 102. A46.1-A46. 10.1136/archdischild-2017-313087.111.
    • Robertson, Meredith & Gupta, Atul & Arumugam, J. (2016). S125 Smoking cessation knowledge, beliefs and current practices among uk child health professionals. Thorax. 71. A73.2-A74. 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209333.131.
    • Akthar, Morium & Ruiz, G & Chakravorty, Subarna & Bossley, Cara & Rees, David & Gupta, Atul. (2016). P177 High prevalence of unrecognised asthma in children with sickle cell disease. Thorax. 71. A179.3-A181. 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209333.320.
    • K. Andersson, Cecilia & Adams, Alexandra & Nagakumar, Prasad & Bossley, Cara & Gupta, Atul & De Vries, Daphne & Adnan, Afiqah & Bush, Andrew & Saglani, Sejal & Lloyd, Clare. (2016). Intra-epithelial Neutrophils in Paediatric Severe Asthma are Associated with Better Lung Function. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 139. 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.09.022.
    • Abusamra, Rania & Latham, Sarah & Chakraborty, Shrabani & Woodman, Marc & Bossley, Cara & Ruiz, Gary & Gupta, Atul. (2016). Real life experience of omalizumab on selected children with severe allergic asthma. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA1238. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA1238.
    • Bossley, Cara & Ford-Adams, Martha & Chapman, Simon & Gupta, Atul & Ruiz, Gary & Desai, Ashish. (2016). The importance of a respiratory assessment in morbidly obese paediatric patients prior to bariatric surgery:. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA4349. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA4349.
    • Abusamra, Rania & Gupta, Atul. (2016). National survey of hearing assessment in patients with cystic fibrosis in the UK. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA1260. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA1260.
    • Zhu, Hannah & Downing, Emily & Robertson, Meredith & Gupta, Atul & Heraghty, Jane & Ruiz, Gary & Bossley, Cara. (2016). Management of pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in children with long-term O 2 , long-term ventilation or tracheostomy. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA1281. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA1281.
    • Zheng, Sean & Ruiz, Gary & Chan, Fiona & Chakravorty, Subarna & Bossley, Cara & Rees, David & Gupta, Atul. (2016). Poor agreement between haemoglobin oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry and arterialized earlobe blood gas in ambulatory paediatric sickle cell patients. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA1217. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA1217.
    • Hussein, Hasan & Gupta, Atul & Broughton, Simon & Ruiz, Gary & Brathwaite, Nicola & Bossley, Cara. (2016). Montelukast for toddler asthma? A meta-analysis of montelukast in preschool wheeze. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA317. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA317.
    • Van Geyzel, Lisa & Singh, Bethany & Inusa, Baba & Akthar, Morium & Bossley, Cara & Kozlowska, Wanda & Rees, David & Chakravorty, Subarna & Ruiz, Gary & Hore, Ian & Gupta, Atul. (2016). Effects of adenotonsillectomy in children with sickle cell disease: TABLE 1.. European Respiratory Journal. 48. PA4353. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA4353.
    • Gupta, Atul & Zheng, Sean. (2016). Genetic disorders of surfactant protein dysfunction: When to consider and how to investigate. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 102. archdischild-2012. 10.1136/archdischild-2012-303143.
    • Zheng, Sean & Chan, Fiona & Rees, David & Ruiz, Gary & Gupta, Atul. (2016). Pulse oximetry is an unreliable measure of haemoglobin oxygen saturation as calculated by earlobe blood gas co-oximetry in ambulatory paediatric sickle cell disease patients.
    • Bossley, Cara & Fleming, Louise & Ullmann, Nicola & Gupta, Atul & Adams, Alexandra & Nagakumar, Prasad & Bush, Andrew & Saglani, Sejal. (2016). Assessment of corticosteroid response in pediatric patients with severe asthma by using a multidomain approach. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 138. 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.12.1347.
    • Zheng, Sean & Chan, Fiona & Ruiz, G & Rees, David & Gupta, Atul. (2016). G488 Pulse oximetry is an unreliable measure of haemoglobin oxygen saturation as calculated by earlobe blood gas co-oximetry in ambulatory paediatric sickle cell disease patients. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 101. A289-A290. 10.1136/archdischild-2016-310863.475.
    • Brodlie, Malcolm & Gupta, Atul & Rodriguez-Martinez, Carlos & Castro-Rodriguez, Jose & Ducharme, Francine & C McKean, Michael. (2015). LTRA PaedRespRev2015.
    • van Geyzel, L & Singh, B & Akthar, Morium & Ruiz, G & Inusa, Baba & Rees, David & Gupta, Atul. (2015). P94 Effect of Hydroxyurea on Nocturnal and Awake Oxygen Saturation in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Abstract P94 Table 1. Thorax. 70. A122.2-A123. 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207770.231.
  • Prizes and awards

    • Lorber Prize awarded by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    • Asthma UK Travel Fellowship
    • The James Fellowship awarded by the British Medical Association
    • British Lung Foundation Travel Fellowship
    • VASR Memorial Gold Medal
    • S.S Manchanda Research Gold Medal

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Respiratory infection
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in children
  • Breathing problems
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Chest infection
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Croup (laryngotracheobronchitis)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Paediatric respiratory medicine
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia in children
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Respiratory failure
  • Rhinitis
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnoea)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spirometry
  • Wheezing

Make an appointment


  • The Portland Hospital
    205-209 Portland Street W1W 5AH - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02039657568
  • Cromwell Hospital
    164-178 Cromwell Rd SW5 0TU - London (South London)
    (+44) 02039657569
  • King's Private Guthrie Clinic, King's College Hospital
    Denmark Hill, Brixton SE5 9RS - London (South London)
    (+44) 02039657520


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