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Prof Hugh Montgomery
2nd floor
UCL Inst for Human Health & Performance
Charterhouse Bdg, Archway Campus, Highgate Hill
N19 5LW
Tel: 0207 288 3891
  • Chair of Intensive Care Medicine (Honorary Consultant)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Hugh obtained a first class BSc in Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Neuropharmacology in 1984, before graduating from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1987. He obtained his higher research degree from University of London in 1987. He is accredited in General Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine. He has published >180 scientific papers, two in 'Nature'.
Research Summary
RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEMS play fundamental roles in human tissues. Work has focussed on their role in regulating tissue (especially cardiac) growth, inflammatory responses (especially in the lung) and in the regulation of human (especially hypoxic) physical performance. Most recently, work continues in studying their role in metabolic regulation.

HUMAN PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE is an area of interest. The group reported the first allele associated with such performance, in 1998. We have since reported other alleles. Ongong work addresses the physiology of muscle and skeletal changes in response to loading (exercise) and unloading/ critical illness.

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE studies have focussed on ARDS (acute lung injury) and its associated genetics. Ongoing work is examining the musculoskeletal and functional impacts of vritical care.

HYPOXIC ADAPTATION is a major interest. Hugh was the reearch lead for the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest Research Expedition.

CLIMATE CHANGE and its health consequences is an additional and key focus.
Teaching Summary
Initiator and author/editor of:
'My First MRCP Book'
'Surviving Prescribing'
the 'Puzzling Out...' Series of undergraduate texts
Academic Background
1997 MD Doctor of Medicine – Clinical Medicine University of London
1990 MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians – Clinical Medicine Royal College of Physicians
1987 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery University of London
1984 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Physiology and Neuropharmacology To be updated
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