Dr Laura Price joined RBH in 2014 and is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London. Dr Price is an integral member of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Service at RBH. In this role, she consults with patients who have this condition and other pulmonary vascular diseases including follow up after a pulmonary embolism. She runs outpatient pulmonary hypertension clinics, and supervises care of inpatients with the condition with emergencies relating to pulmonary hypertension or co-existing medical conditions. Dr Price’s particular areas of research interest are pulmonary hypertension in lung diseases, notably interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and sleep disorders.
Dr Price graduated from Bristol University School of Medicine in 1998, having obtained an intercalated BSc in cellular and molecular pathology in 1995.
Further to her specialist experience in pulmonary hypertension, she has broad training in general, respiratory and critical care medicine. She also has experience in anaesthesia, obtaining her primary Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in earlier training posts.
She achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003, and undertook specialist training in respiratory and general medicine on the North West London rotation between 2005 and 2013. During this time, she gained a PhD at the NHLI at Imperial College London in pulmonary hypertension. She spent 12 months in the largest pulmonary hypertension centre in Europe (Paris, France) in 2008, obtaining advanced clinical and research experience in the condition.