Georgios Kaltsakas

Consultant in respiratory and ventilation medicine


Georgios Kaltsakas has been a consultant in the Lane Fox respiratory service since 2017. He is the joint clinical lead  for the respiratory motor neurone disease service.

He is an honorary senior lecturer at King's College London.

He completed a PhD on respiratory mechanics and respiratory muscle function in end stage liver disease.

He has been awarded a European Respiratory Society (ERS) research fellowship and a Hellenic Thoracic Society fellowship. This allowed him to continue his research with the London respiratory muscle group about:

  • respiratory physiology
  • non-invasive ventilation
  • neuromuscular disease

Georgios is:

  • an associate editor for Thorax medical journal
  • an associate editor for Breathe, the clinical educational publication from the ERS
  • a reviewer for European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP)
  • a reviewer for grant applications for ERS

Education and training

  • Certificate of completion of specialist training (CCST) in respiratory medicine, Greece, 2015
  • PhD, Athens, Greece, 2014
  • Medical degree, Patras, Greece, 2006

Research interests

  • Respiratory physiology
  • Breathlessness
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Sleep and ventilation
  • Motor neurone disease, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


  • Best abstract in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic care, ERS, 2017
  • Hellenic Thoracic Society Fellowship, 2017
  • ERS Research Fellowship, 2016
  • HERMES European Diploma in adult respiratory medicine, European Respiratory Society, 2015
  • Best abstract in physiology, Hellenic Thoracic Society, 2013


Georgios has published primary research data on:

  • respiratory physiology
  • exercise physiology
  • pulmonary rehabilitation

Georgios Kaltsakas' publications on Google Scholar.

Last updated: August 2022

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