Dr Neal Navani, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Personal treatment philosophy:

"I take time to listen to each patient, I use a systematic and thorough approach to diagnosis and I aim to devise an individual treatment plan that represents optimal care. I also feel it is important to take part in clinical trials in respiratory medicine to improve treatment strategies by producing hard evidence on what works and what doesn't."

Medical Qualifications

  • MA in Physiology (University of Cambridge) [1999]
  • MBBS (University College, London) [2000]
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (2003)
  • MSc in Clinical Trial Methodology (UCLH) [2011]
  • PhD Using Endobronchial Ultrasound to diagnose intra-thoracic lymphadenopathy (UCLH) [2011]

Medical Experience

  • A major contributor to setting up the tertiary endobronchial ultrasound service at UCLH in 2007.
  • One of the leading endobronchial ultrasound practictioners in Europe, having done over 2000 procedures between 2007 and 2012.
  • Author of numerous publications including a textbook on respiratory disorders
  • Committee member of the British Thoracic Society involved in producing national guidelines on how flexible bronchoscopy should be used and performed.
  • Member of the Workshop Committee of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), which appraises new drugs for use in respiratory medicine.
  • Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant in Respiratory Medicine for private patients at King Edward VII’s Hospital, London
  • Honorary Senior Scientist at the Clinical Trials Unit of the Medical Research Council

Area(s) of speciality / particular clinical interests

All aspects of Respiratory Medicine, Asthma, smoking related lung diseases, Early diagnosis of lung cancer. Applications of endobronchial ultrasound in respiratory medicine. Finding and treating the causes of chronic cough, using the latest and least invasive techniques to screen for lung cancer in patients judged to be at high risk.

Personal website: www.thelungconsultant.co.uk

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