Dr Onn Shaun Thein MA(Oxon) BMBCh MRCP MRCS

Dr Onn Shaun Thein

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Clinical Lecturer, Specialist Registrar Respiratory Medicine

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Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Mindelsohn Way
B17 2GW

Shaun Thein is a Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Research Fellow in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, currently completing a PhD in Neutrophil Function in COVID-19. 

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PgCert Medical Education, University of Cambridge, 2022

PgCert Clinical Research Methodology, University of Birmingham, 2021

MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, 2018

MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, 2017

BMBCh, University of Oxford, 2014

MA (Oxon), University of Oxford, 2011


Shaun is currently completing clinical training in Respiratory Medicine in the West Midlands. He is finishing a PhD investigating the effect of COVID-19 on neutrophil function. 

In addition to research, Shaun also has an interest in teaching, and is aiming to complete a Masters in Medical Education.  He currently teaches regularly at Christ Church, Oxford as well as ward based teaching for clinical medical students at the University of Birmingham. 




Research interests

  • Respiratory medicine
  • Acute medical care and improving patient outcomes

Current projects

  • E-cigarette survey looking at user knowledge

Other activities

  • Chair of the Specialist Trainees Advisory Group, British Thoracic Society
  • SpR Representative, Midland Thoracic Society
  • Freedom to Speak up Confidential Contact, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Personal Academic Tutor, University of Birmingham


'Utility of severity assessment tools In COVID-19 pneumonia: a multicentre observational study, Asim Ahmed, Sayed A Alderazi, Rumaisa Aslam, Barooq Barkat, Bethan L Barker, Rahul Bhat, Samuel Cassidy, Louise E Crowley, Davinder PS Dosanjh, Hussain Ebrahim, Najla Elndari, Claudia Gardiner, Atena Gogokhia, Frances S Grudzinska, Megha T Gurung, Terry Hughes, Iyad Ismail, Natasha Iredale, Sannaan Irshad, Sarah Johnson, Diana Kavanagh, Thomas Knight, Alana Livesey, Sebastian T Lugg, Manoj Marathe, Andrew McDougall, Wasim Nawaz, Kimberly Nettleton, Lauren O’Flynn, Kelvin Okoth, Dhruv Parekh, Rita Perry, Elizabeth J Pudney, Ambreen Sadiq, Olutobi Soge, Rhania Soloman, Marina Soltan, Martin Strecker, Onn S Thein, David Thickett, Ajit Thomas, Riah Thorntonl; 2022, Clinical Medicine

'Pneumocystis pneumonia causing cavitating lung nodules in an immunocompetent individual', O Ojuawo, T Htwe, OS Thein, A Sahal; 2021, BMJ Case Reports; PMID 33906876

'Pneumomediastinum in patients with SARS-CoV2 treated with non-invasive ventilation', OS Thein, M Niazi, A Ali, A Sahal; 2021; BMJ Case Reports; PMID 33758053y

'Metabolic and Endocrine Challenges', G Martucci, E Bonicolini, D Parekh, OS Thein, M Scherkl, K Amrein; 2020, Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; PMID 32882734

‘Mepolizumab Rescue Therapy for Acute Pneumonitis Secondary to DRESS’, OS Thein, B Sutton, DR Thickett, D Parekh; 2019, BMJ Case Reports; PMID 31604720

‘Risk factors associated with the development of active tuberculosis among patients with advanced chronic kidney disease’, Moran E, Baharani J, Dedicoat M, Robinson E, Smith G, Bhomra P, Thien OS, Ryan R; 2018, J Infect; PMID:29928915

‘Pyrexia of Unknown origin: inferior vena cava ageneis’, OS Thein, D Braganza Menezes, E Moran; 2018, BMJ Case Reports; PMID 29936445

Oxygen Prescription: Improving compliance using methods from BMJ Quality Journal’, OS Thein, CMT Chan, E McCance, M Mullins, D Dosanjh; 2018, BMJ Open Quality; PMID 29946572

‘A novel 506kb deletion causing εγ∂ß thalassemia, Rooks H, Clark B, Best S, Rushton P, Oakely M, Thein OS, Cuthbert AC, Britland A, Ruf, A, Thein SL; 2012, Blood Cells Mol Dis;

Defining sepsis: inspiring proposals meet practical realities’, Melinda Munang, Saleem Chaudhri, Methini Himayaykanthan, Steven Laird, Amy Moltu, Natasha Naworynsky, Christopher Pollard, Tahir Saeed, Paul Scott, Cathleen Chan, Maya Sussman, Shaun Thein, George Trafford, Ariyur Balaji, Neil Jenkins, Ed Moran; 2017, The Lancet Infectious Diseases;  PMID 28555575

Sepsis quality standards are laudable but have low specificity’, Moran E, Munang M, Chan C, Chaudhri S, Himayakanthan M, Laird S, Moltu, A, Naworynsky N, Pollard C, Saeed T, Scott P, Sussman M, Thein S, Trafford G, Balaji A, Jenkins N; 2017, BMJ; PMID 28442486

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