Dr Thomas Smith is Head of Aerospace Medicine Research at King’s College London and a consultant anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. His research and teaching are focused on cardiopulmonary physiology and aerospace medicine, and he has undertaken many studies in challenging environments including numerous altitude chambers and hypoxia facilities, terrestrial high altitude in the mountains of Peru, commercial airline flights, general aviation flights, parabolic ‘zero-G’ flights and high-G human centrifuges.
Dr Smith is a former Rhodes Scholar and Churchill Fellow, a Fellow and Council Member of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, and the UK Medical Research Council’s advisor in aerospace medicine. He has broad experience as a flight doctor in aeromedical critical care, and was a member of the MERIT intubation team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals during the COVID pandemic.
Tom is Australian and his wonderful family happily share his love of sunshine and barbeques.