Dr Balfour-Lynn graduated from University College London and Westminster Hospital Medical School (University of London). He then trained in general paediatrics at Westminster Children’s Hospital (now part of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital), Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, Northwick Park Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
Most of his specialist respiratory training was carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. He worked in many departments including respiratory medicine, intensive care, infection and immunology and heart-lung transplant.
Dr Balfour-Lynn spent two years in full-time research for his MD thesis, Host Defence Factors in Wheezy Infants with Respiratory Infections, which he completed at the University of London in 1994.
As an expert in children’s medicine, Dr Balfour-Lynn is on the NHS specialist register for paediatrics. He is fully accredited in paediatric respiratory medicine with a special interest in respiratory disease.
Alongside his role as a consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine, Dr Balfour-Lynn is also the co-director of children’s services at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital.