Dr Dan Ornadel qualified in medicine from Balliol College, Oxford University and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. After training posts in London, he was awarded a Jules Thorne Fellowship to undertake research into the molecular biology of small cell lung cancer and to study the effect of targeting treatment in lung cancer patients with monoclonal antibodies. For this work he was awarded his MD degree at London University. Dan Ornadel was appointed Consultant Physician in Respiratory, General and Intensive care medicine at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1996 and moved to Northwick Park in 2002.
As well as practicing in respiratory medicine, Dr Ornadel has responsibilities for the acute general medical service at Northwick Park. He has been lead physician for the acute admissions unit. He developed and lead the first respiratory high dependency unit at Northwick Park. He has been lead Lung Cancer Physician since 2000 and lead Respiratory Physician 2008-2015. He has been chair of the clinical governance and medical audit committees at Central Middlesex Hospital and has served as a member of the Harrow Ethics Committee. He was lead physician for intensive care at the Clementine Churchill Hospital for 5 years.
In 2009, working with Richard Budgett, chief medical officer for 2012 Olympics, Dr Ornadel developed a respiratory assessment clinic at the Olympic Medical Institute for elite athletes with breathing difficulties. He was lead respiratory physician at the Olympic Village Polyclinic for athletes at the London 2012 Olympics.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the British Thoracic Society.