Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 459

Contact the Hospital About Dr Himender Makker

Dr Himender Makker

DM FRCP

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Clinical Interests

Sleep breathing disorders:

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Sleep studies (Overnight oximetry, Apnoea link, Respiratory Polygraphy and Polysomnography)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) trial
  • Domiciliary Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) trial 

Lung cancer
Asthma (exercise-induced asthma and chronic severe asthma) Pulmonary Embolism
COPD

Specialising In

General medicine
Respiratory medicine

Conditions Treated

Sleep Disordered Breathing – Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – One stop service – comprehensive clinical assessment and home sleep study

Lung cancer – screening, diagnosis and staging

Asthma – diagnosis, risk factors and treatment

COPD – assessment for home nebuliser, oxygen treatment and surgical intervention

Persistent cough

Treatments Offered

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnoea

Selection and fitting CPAP mask and machine for trial and loan for a week

Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) set up and trial for ventilatory failure due to obesity hypoventilation syndrome

Professional Profile

Dr Makker is a Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine at the North Middlesex University and University College London NHS Trust Hospital. His clinical practice includes full range of respiratory conditions. He has special interest in sleep disorders, lung cancer and asthma.

He provides sleep study service and manages wide range of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. He has developed protocols for management of sleep disorders, provides specialist training in sleep medicine, runs sleep medicine courses and published extensively including book chapters and book on Case histories in Sleep Medicine.  

He has led busy lung cancer service since 1997 and supported national lung cancer audit, clinical trials and published book on Case histories in Lung Cancer. 

He trained in General and Respiratory Medicine at Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham University Hospitals and obtained specialist experience in sleep disordered breathing and asthma (brittle and occupational).

He worked as Clinical research fellow at Southampton University for DM thesis into Mechanisms of Exercise induced asthma.

He has developed local NHS Trust guidelines for Ambulatory Management of Pulmonary Embolism

He is examiner for Royal College of Physicians, Malta Medical School and St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada.

He peer reviews original research articles and grant applications for MRC and NIHR, chairs scientific sessions at respiratory conference (APSR, ERS) and member of Peer review subcommittee of American Thoracic Society.

Personal Profile

Himender enjoys jazz and plays alto sax.

Dr Himender Makker Specialises In