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Dr Jay Suntharalingam

Consultant in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine

Dr Suntharalingam is a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine at Sulis Hospital Bath, where he offers a weekly outpatient service on Wednesday evenings.

Dr Suntharalingam qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1997, having achieved First Class Honours in his Intercalated BSc and a Certificate of Merit in his Final MBBS. After undertaking a number of junior doctor posts in London, including posts at specialists Respiratory units at the Royal Brompton Hospital, the Lane Fox Unit at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and St George’s Hospital, he moved to the South West to start his specialty training.

In 2005 he began a period of research in Pulmonary Hypertension at Papworth Hospital that culminated in the award of an MD, in addition to a number of publications.

In 2007 Dr Suntharalingam was appointed Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine at the Royal United Hospital Bath where he is currently Lead Clinician for the department. Clinically he also leads the COPD, Home Oxygen and Pulmonary Hypertension services.

Nationally and regionally, Dr Suntharalingam has a profile in Pulmonary Hypertension, having sat on the British Thoracic Society PH Specialist Advisory Group and the NHS Specialist services Clinical Reference Group, in addition to leading a regional shared care service, serving a population of 4 million.

In 2016 his Pulmonary Hypertension work was recognised with a regional Leadership award. Dr Suntharalingam also has a national profile in Home Oxygen, currently co-chairing the British Thoracic Society Home Oxygen Committee. The local intermediate COPD service he set up in 2009 has also been recognised as an example of best practice by the British Thoracic Society, the Departmental of Health, the General Medical Council and the European Respiratory Society.

Dr Suntharalingam provides outpatient opinions on all aspects of Respiratory medicine including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, obstructive sleep apnoea, bronchiectasis and cough.


  • Asthma

  • Respiratory medicine

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Additional information about Dr Jay Suntharalingam

Consultant in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and an Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge.




Pulmonary Hypertension

Research interests

Pulmonary Hypertension and COPD

Home Oxygen

British Thoracic Society

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

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How to find us
Just 10 minutes from Bath
The Sulis Hospital Bath,
Foxcote Avenue,
Peasedown St John,
Bath, BA2 8SQ
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By Car

Sulis Hospital is located 6 miles south of Bath city centre. Travelling from Bath, head south west on the A367. After you pass the Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships, on your left, take the first exit at the roundabout into Wellow Lane. Then turn left into Foxcote Avenue. Sulis Hospital is immediately on your right hand side.


A visitors' car park is located directly in front of the hospital. This is free of charge to patients and visitors.

By Public Transport

There are regular buses to Peasedown St John. Please note the nearest bus stop is a short walk.