Dr Anur Guhan



GMC number: 5161615

Practising since: 1989


Respiratory Medicine

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Dr Anur Guhan has extensive clinical and research experience in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine. He graduated from the University of Madras. He completed his training in Respiratory Medicine in the Nottingham and the Newcastle (Northern Deanery) training programmes.

His research experience has been in Airway Pharmacology, Asthma, Pleural Diseases and the Training and Education of postgraduate doctors.

He has been an NHS Consultant Respiratory Physician since 2004. After 8 years at the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, he has moved to Scotland in 2012, taking up the opportunity to be able to set up a district-wide Pleural Service in Ayrshire.

He is recognised nationally as one of the leaders in chest ultrasound and Pleural Diseases. He was the first in the UK to organise formal training for Respiratory Physicians in Chest Ultrasound skills to ensure patient safety during pleural procedures. He was invited to be the Specialist Advisor in Respiratory Medicine at the Prestwick Aeromedical Centre.

He has won First Prize in the NHS Innovation Awards (2012) for Training and Education and has been a finalist in the National Training Awards under the auspices of the UK Department of Business, Skills and Innovation.

Dr Guhan offers two unique respiratory services in the private sector:

1. Domiciliary Spirometry Service

Here, the spirometry is performed at the patient’s home under remote video supervision and Dr Guhan can access the results in real-time through a secure on-line portal. The results will inform the patient’s further management plans

2. Exercise Spirometry

Dr Guhan offers this service to Pilots and ATCO who require Class  1 or Class 2 certification by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

He continues to be active in clinical research. His most recent peer-reviewed publication was in:

  1. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2012
  2. New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 2018
  3. American Review of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2018
  4. European Respiratory Journal, 2020 and 2021

Special interests

  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Cough
  • Bronchiectasis
  • COPD
  • Interstitial lung diseases including Sarcoidosis
  • Pleural effusion

Procedures: Spirometry, Bronchoscopy

Personal interests

Hillwalking and astronomy.

Languages spoken

English, Tamil

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Anur Guhan at Nuffield Health

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Respiratory virus screen

Locations Dr Anur Guhan works with

Related experience


  • Asthma and Airway Pharmacology
  • Pleural diseases and its management
  • Medical Education


  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospital Ayr, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow


Dr Anur Guhan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Anur Guhan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Anur Guhan does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.