Professor Ian Pavord

Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Medicine


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I have provided a general Respiratory Medicine service at Glenfield and Loughborough Hospitals as an NHS Consultant since 1995 and have been seeing private patients at Spire Leicester Hospital since 2006. Before that I was a Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at Nottingham City Hospital and a Clinical Fellow at McMaster University in Canada.

I have a particular interest in asthma, chronic pulmonary disease and chronic cough. I am an internationally renowned researcher in these areas and have played a lead role in developing three of the most promising emerging treatments.

I have published 220 scientific papers, including three of the 20 most cited papers in the field in the last 10 years. My main contribution has been to develop new methods to assess and treat airway inflammation and airway diseases.

I have been an honorary Professor of Medicine at Leicester University since April 2005, Chief Medical Advisor to Asthma UK since May 2008 and joint Editor of Thorax since 2010. In 2004 I became the second UK based clinician to deliver the annual Cournand lecture, an honour given by the most prominent respiratory researcher in Europe aged under 45.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ian Pavord at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

I treat:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Pulmonary Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung disease

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Lung cancer
Lung disease
Respiratory medicine
Respiratory pathology

Special Clinical Interests: Airway diseases (eg asthma, COPD, cough). Bronchiectasis and lung infection, Pneumonia, Interstitial lung disease.

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London

Member of British, European and American Thoracic Societies

Associate of Physicians

Chief Medical Advisor Asthma UK

Chief Medical Advisor Asthma UK

Editor in Chief of Thorax

Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Medicine, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital Leicester.

I am married to a consultant haematologist and have three teenage children. I am a keen golfer and a member of Notts and Rothley Golf Clubs, playing to a handicap of four.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Sue O'Gorman
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3678 or 07754 599276
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