Pulmonology and Sleep Respiratory Medicine​

Dr. Julio Gomez - Seco​

Designation: Consultant Pulmonologist and Sleep Respiratory Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonology and Sleep Respiratory Medicine
Languages: English and Spanish

Contact Info

Designation: Consultant Pulmonologist and Sleep Respiratory Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonology and Sleep Respiratory Medicine
Languages: English and Spanish

Core Competencies

  • Asthma, exercise induced asthma, asthma of difficult control, eosinophilic bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD: emphysema, chronic bronchitis)
  • Infectious respiratory diseases: upper and lower respiratory infections, COVID-19 (front line worker), tuberculosis, pneumonia, empyema , acute bronchitis
  • Post-COVID assessment
  • Diagnosis and staging lung cancer
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE), pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep respiratory disorders: obstructive and central sleep apnea, polysomnography and PAP – titration, CPAP/BiPA
  • Multidisciplinary coordinator for other sleep disorders (integrated by pulmonology, neurology, psychiatry, ENT, maxillofacial – dental, others)
  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure, hypoventilation, chronic oxygen therapy, CP AP/BIPAP
  • Bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis in adults, sweat test, nebulized antibiotic therapy, chest drainage physiotherapy
  • Comprehensive Pulmonary Function Test Unit: Bronchial challenge test with Mannitol, spirometry, bronchodilator test, diffusion lung capacity, lung volumes (plethysmography, dilution), oscillometry, PIM/PEM, P0.1, others
  • Respiratory exercise assessment: 6-minute walking test, cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Bronchoscopy: bronchoalveolar lavage, transbronchial needle aspiration, bronchial and transbronchial biopsies, EBUS (ultrasound guided bronchoscopy)
  • Pleural diseases: pleural drainage, thoracentesis, pleural biopsy, trained in medical thoracoscopy
  • Respiratory outpatients and inpatients

Brief Profile

  • Dr. Julio Gomez-Seco has 17 years experience in the field of pulmonology and specializes in treating a wide variety of respiratory conditions.
  • During his career, he has been elected as a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Spanish Respiratory Society (SEPAR), the Saudi Thoracic Society and the Respiratory Society of Madrid (NeumoMadrid). 
  • He worked as a Consultant Pulmonologist in Spain for 12 years where he combined his clinical practice with academic practice as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine in College of Medicine of the Autonoma University of Madrid, and Health Research Institute IIS-FJD (Madrid) and as a researcher with the Health Research Institute IIS-FJD in Madrid. 
  • Dr. Gomez-Seco came to Dubai in 2015, after working in the Respiratory Unit for the Security Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Once in Dubai, he took on the role of Head of Pulmonary Department at NMC Royal DIP Hospital before joining King’s College Hospital London in Dubai as Lead Consultant Pulmonology and Sleep Respiratory disorders since 2018.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 1991–1997, Autonoma University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • University Degree, Doctor – Specialist Respiratory Medicine, 1999–2003, Spanish Ministry of Health (Madrid, Spain)
  • Completion of PhD courses and Research proficiency, 1999–2002, Autonoma University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Master’s degree in Advances in Diagnosis/Treatment of Airway Diseases, 2016–2017, University of Murcia (Murcia, Spain)
  • University Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 1991–1997, Autonoma University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain (EU), 2012 – 2015
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 2020

Medical Societies and memberships

  • University Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 1991–1997, Autonoma University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain) 
  • Since June 1999, Spanish Respiratory Society (SEPAR)
  • Since June 1999, Respiratory Society of Madrid (NeumoMadrid)
  • From 2008-2015, Health Research Institute IIS – FJD (Madrid)
  • Since February 2015, European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Nationality: Spain 

Number of Years of Experience: 17 years