Main position/role: Professor of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK
|Professor Omar Usmani is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London and Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital London. He is currently Head of the ERS (European Respiratory Society) Assembly 5 Airway Diseases. His clinical research themes are Inhaled Drug Delivery, Airways Physiology, Lung Imaging and Biomarkers, and Digital E-health. He was co-investigator and lead Clinical PI, on an EU HORIZON 2020 grant, myaircoach, to investigate the role of E-health in asthma self-management. In 2015, he received one of the highest accolades in inhaled aerosol science, the Thomas T Mercer Award from the American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) and ISAM, recognizing his international research excellence in pharmaceutical aerosols and inhalable materials.