Dr Fasihul Khan
Consultant Respiratory Physician
MBChB, MRCP(UK), MRCP(Resp), AFFMLM, PgCert Med Ed, PhD
English, Hindi, Urdu
I am a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, specialising in the diagnosis and management of all respiratory conditions. I qualified from the University of Leicester in 2010 with a distinction and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to each patient encounter. My unwavering commitment to excellence drives me to provide the highest level of care ensuring my patients remain at the heart of every consultation.
I am well-versed in treating all respiratory conditions, with particular expertise in interstitial lung disease (ILD) which includes conditions such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, connective tissue disease-related lung disease, environmental/inhalational lung disease, among many others. I am approved to prescribe specialist anti-fibrotic treatments such as pirfenidone and nintedanib and run a specialist clinic at Glenfield Hospital where I receive referrals from across the region.
I am a member of the British Thoracic Society's ILD Specialist Advisory Group providing expert opinion and advising on matters which have helped shape patient care in the UK.
My dedication to advancing medical knowledge has led me to pursue a higher degree and complete a PhD focused on predicting survival in patients with ILD. My research findings have been published in the most highly regarded respiratory journals, and I have been privileged to present at international conferences, receiving recognition through several awards. I actively participate in various national and international research groups, exploring novel approaches to treating and monitoring ILD patients.
I regularly lecture to general practitioners, hospital doctors and medical students and hold a postgraduate certificate in medical education. My expertise extends beyond language barriers, as I am multilingual, fluent in Hindi and Urdu, with an understanding of Gujarati and Punjabi. This enables me to provide personalised and effective care, ensuring that every patient's needs are comprehensively addressed.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Fasihul Khan at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leicester Hospital.
MBChB / University of Leicester / 2010
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP (UK) Diploma / Royal College of Physicians / 2014
Membership to the Royal College of Physicians
PGCert Med Ed / University of Dundee / 2017
Postgraduate certificate in medication education
AFFMLM / Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management / 2018
MRCP (Resp) Diploma / Royal College of Physicians / 2018
SCE examination in respiratory medicine
PhD / University of Nottingham / 2022
Doctor of Philosophy
British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
Royal College of Physicians
Lead for ILD clinical research at University Hospitals of Leicester
British Thoracic Society ILD specialist advisory group member
I was born and raised in Leicester and live with my wife and three young children. I enjoy travelling, DIY projects and playing sports – particularly football, cricket, tennis and badminton.