Job title: Consultant Chest Physician and Director of R&D
Department: Chest Medicine
Telephone number: 01772 522416 / 8268 / 2412
Primary medical qualification: MBBS (1987)
Other qualifications: MD DNB FRCP FRCP Edin
Year of registration: 1993
GMC number: 4324056
Career history: Consultant Chest Physician, Royal Preston Hospital since 1999. Dr Munavvar has been in post as the Secretary for the European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (EABIP) since 2014, and we are delighted to announce that as of 2017, he has been named President-Elect of the association; a role that he will fill for two years before taking on the honour of President.
Specialist areas: Interventional Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy, TB, Lung Cancer, Sarcoidosis, Mesothelioma and other respiratory diseases
Specialist interests: As above
Research interests: Innovative techniques in bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, pleural diseases
Clinics: General Respiratory, Lung Cancer, TB and Pleural diseases
Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil
Consultant appointed into high profile national role
A member of staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed into a high profile, national role with international reach.
Dr Mohammed Munavvar, Consultant Chest Physician and Clinical Director for Respiratory Medicine at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, has been appointed as the new President (Elect) of the British Thoracic Society. This is a two year post which Mohammed will commence in December 2018.
The British Thoracic Society is the largest and only specialist society for respiratory medicine and chest diseases. The society aims to improve standards of care for people who have respiratory diseases and to support and develop those who provide that care. The society has a global reputation and a responsibility to continuously enhance and maintain the highest standards of care for patients with chest conditions, across the UK and beyond. Members of the society include doctors, nurses, respiratory physiotherapists, scientists and other professionals with a respiratory interest who share the same vision and aim to make a difference in this field.
Dr Munavvar’s appointment into the post of President (Elect) provides further opportunities for scientific collaboration and advancements in care for our patients.
Dr Munavvar said: “I must admit that I am absolutely delighted and feel honoured, but pleasantly surprised to be appointed to this post. I think it speaks highly of the recognition and profile that Lancashire Teaching Hospitals enjoys, bearing in mind the fact that the British Thoracic Society has a global reputation, with just over 3500 members.”
“I am indeed most grateful to all our team members in respiratory, endoscopy, research and the wider hospital staff who have supported me over the last 19+ years and have made this possible.”