Professor John Price was educated at Dulwich College and St John's College Cambridge. He was appointed Consultant Paediatrician at King's College Hospital in 1978 where he founded the paediatric respiratory and cystic fibrosis service.
In 1992 he was made Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at King's College London and was Head of the Academic Department of Child Health from 1995 to 1998. He was Director of Children's Services in the Variety Children's Hospital at King's College Hospital for 12 years.
He is now semi-retired but continues to teach Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at King's College. He is a past Chairman of Asthma UK, the British Paediatric Respiratory Society, the Specialist Advisory Committee in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Programme Advisory Board.
He has been Paediatric Editor of Respiratory Medicine, a member of the Editorial Board of the European Respiratory Journal, a member of the Council of the European Respiratory Society and the British Thoracic Society, a Trustee of the British Lung Foundation and Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.
He is currently a Vice President of Asthma UK, a Trustee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Honorary Medical Advisor to the Variety Children's Charity. His wife Valerie is also a doctor and he has two daughters and three grandsons. He was appointed a Trustee to Demelza Hospice Care for Children in March 2015 and is a member of the Care Committee.