Dr Simon Merritt

Chief Medical Officer - Consultant - Respiratory Physician and Sleep Specialist

Professional profile

Dr Simon Merritt is a Consultant in Respiratory, General and Sleep Medicine at Conquest Hospital and the Chief Medical Officer.

He 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 renown 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.

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 – Insomnia, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Obesity Hypoventilation (OHS), Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnolence, REM Behaviour Disorder, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Sleep Walking.