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Dr John CannonDr John Cannon

Consultant Physician

Contact Details
Switchboard 01480 830541
Fax 01480 834267

Amanda Lawrenson, Grace Trimmer and Michaela Parr
Tel: 01480 364223 / 01480 364109 / 01480 364627

Respiratory Medicine

Specialist Clinical Interests
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Acute and chronic thromboembolic disease
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Research Interests
Pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Professional Profile
Dr Cannon graduated from the Royal Free and University College Medical School in 2002 with distinctions in his final medical examinations. He undertook his basic postgraduate medical training in London at St Thomas’ and the Royal Brompton Hospitals before moving to the Eastern Deanery for his higher medical training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine. During this training he undertook research into the role of bone morphogenetic signalling in zebrafish vascular development, which led to the award of his PhD from The University of Cambridge. He sub-specialised in pulmonary vascular diseases and was awarded a Masters Degree from The University of Bologna in 2013. He was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Papworth Hospital in the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Unit in 2013.
Education and Training
1999 Intercalated BSc (1st class), University of London
2002 MBBS (Distinctions in Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics), University of London
2005 MRCP UK (London)
2008 NIHR Cambridge BRC Clinical Training Fellowship
2008 Sackler Fellowship
2012 PhD, University of Cambridge
2012 Masters in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, University of Bologna
2013 CCT Respiratory and General internal Medicine

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts
Member of British Thoracic Society
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Member of General Medical Council (registration number: 6054021)
Member of International CTEPH Association

Recent and Important Publications
Cannon JE
and Pepke-Zaba J. Riociguat for pulmonary hypertension. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Mar [Epub ahead of print]

Cannon JE and Pepke-Zaba J. Is distal chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension treatable with PAH targeted drugs? Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct;34(5):620-6.

Cannon JE, Bradshaw CR, Sesay A, Morrell NW, Smith JC. Global analysis of the haematopoietic and endothelial transcriptome during zebrafish development.  Mech Dev 2012 doi: 10.1016/j.mod.2012.10.002.

Cannon JE, Upton PD, Smith JC & Morrell NW. Intersegmental vessel formation in zebrafish: requirement for VEGF but not BMP signalling revealed by selective and non-selective BMP antagonists. Br J Pharmacology 2010: 161:140-9.


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