Prof Mohammed Munavvar MD DNB MRCP (UK) FRCP (Lon) FRCP (Edin) has been a Consultant Chest Physician/ Interventional Pulmonologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Preston, UK for over 24 years.
He is Chair of Interventional Pulmonology for European Respiratory Society (2021-2024), Immediate Past President of the European Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Associate Editor, ‘Respiration’ Journal, Member of the Endorsement Committee of the World Association of Bronchology, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bronchology, Regional Speciality Adviser for Royal College of Physicians, London, DMC member for the ‘RECOVERY’ Trial and Honorary Clinical Professor at University of Central Lancashire. He was President of British Thoracic Society (2020), and Regional Adviser, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh for 7 years.
He has been the founder/organiser of the Preston Basic Bronchoscopy course and BTS Interventional Bronchoscopy/Thoracoscopy course for 18 years, and The Semirigid Thoracoscopy courses at Preston. He has been an active faculty member at the ERS and EABIP Interventional Bronchoscopy courses at Athens/ Ancona/ Lille/ Bristol/ Oxford and the Interventional Pulmonology Expert Training Programs in Hamburg and Slovenia.
He chaired the BTS Basic Bronchoscopy Guideline Development Committee, has been a council member of the British Thoracic Society, member of the BTS Education and Training Committee for two terms, Specialist Adviser to NICE Interventional Procedures Committee, Director of Research and Innovation, Training Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine and a member of the BTS Specialist Advisory Group for Interventional Pulmonology.
He is actively involved in the evaluation of innovative techniques/ tools in Thoracoscopy/ Bronchoscopy, and has a special interest in the Research and Management of a number of Respiratory conditions, including Lung Cancer/ Pleural Pathologies/Emphysema/COPD/TB and most recently, COVID.