Thomas Ernst

Consultant in geriatric and general internal medicine


Thomas Ernst has been a consultant physician at St Thomas' since May 2006.

He looks after older inpatients in the Older Person’s Unit. He runs specialist clinics for falls and syncope assessment, with a specialist interest in mindfulness-based therapies. He also runs a tilt table service.

Education and training

  • Undergraduate medical degree: Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Specialist training: Edinburgh, south west England, Australia, London

Research interests

  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Neurogenic syncope (carotid sinus syndrome, recurrent simple faints, orthostatic hypotension)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

Last updated: February 2023

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