Dr Simcock qualified from the united medical schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals in 1997, winning prizes in medicine and anaesthesia and was awarded the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland undergraduate prize. After becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2000 (and elected Fellow of the Royal College, FRCP, in 2014), Dr Simcock entered the London Deanery of medicine for specialist registrar training in respiratory and general internal medicine and went on to study for a PhD at the MRC asthma centre within King’s College London School of Medicine. During his time in research, Dr Simcock investigated the mechanisms of blood vessel development within human lungs in inflammatory lung diseases and was awarded his PhD in 2010. His research generated exciting and groundbreaking data, identifying novel therapeutic targets in the treatment of asthma and his work is published in high impact factor international journals. Dr Simcock has presented his work at major international symposia worldwide, and has been awarded a number of national and international prizes such as the American Thoracic Society International Trainee award in 2006 and was the British Thoracic Society Young Scientist of the year in 2007.
As a registrar in training Dr Simcock rotated through specialists centres in London developing interest and expertise in inflammatory lung diseases (such as asthma and COPD), sleep disorders and respiratory failure and is lead clinician for endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy (EBUS) for the rapid diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other diseases of the chest (such as lymphoma, sarcoidosis and tuberculosis). He is on the specialist register for both respiratory medicine and general internal medicine.
Dr Simcock works as a consultant physician based at St Bartholomew’s teaching hospital in central London seeing a wide range of general medical and respiratory conditions and is the lead clinician for respiratory endoscopy including EBUS. Dr Simcock sees approximately 200 out-patients each month, with general medical and general respiratory in-patient care at The Royal London hospital and specialist sleep and respiratory failure in-patients at St Bartholomew’s; the UK’s third largest sleep unit.
Dr Simcock sees private patients at The King Edward VII’s hospital, renowned for its charter to serve the Royal family, and The London Clinic in Harley Street and is a member of the Independent doctors federation.
Dr Simcock is an elected member of the British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group and is an examiner for The Royal College of Physicians of London. He is involved in the selection and training of doctors and was awarded the accolade of ‘Clinical teacher of the year’ in 2011 by the university medical school. Dr Simcock has been the recipient of clinical excellence awards and peer reviews research grants, original scientific papers, books and book chapters for publication.