Professor Sir Peter Barnes

Professor Sir Peter Barnes


Professor Sir Peter Barnes HonFBPhS


Imperial College London

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Peter Barnes is Margaret Turner-Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, was Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College 1987-2017 and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities (first class honours) and trained in various London teaching hospitals. He has published >1500 peer-review papers on asthma, COPD and pharmacology (h-index 185 with >130,000 citations) and has written or edited over 50 books. He is the most highly cited researcher in the UK. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, the first respiratory researcher for over 150 years. He was President of the European Respiratory Society in 2013/2014. He was awarded honorary degrees from 5 European universities. He has given many prestigious lectures and was recently awarded the Trudeau Medal from the American Thoracic Society.