Professor Ian D Pavord

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom


Professor Ian D Pavord is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Hospital, United Kingdom (UK). He is a member of the congregation at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall. Ian was a Consultant Physician from 1995 and an Honorary Professor of Medicine from 2005 to 2013 at the Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust. He was elected a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator in 2011 and 2014, an inaugural Fellow of the European Respiratory Society in 2014 and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2015. Ian is co-editor of Thorax, Chief Medical Officer of Asthma UK and a former Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed publications and has an H-index of 112, making him the second-highest cited researcher in asthma worldwide. His publications include 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine and 13 in The Lancet. Ian gave the Cournand Lecture at the 2004 European Respiratory Society meeting, the second UK-based researcher to have been given this honour, and he won the 2016 Gold Medal for his asthma research.

Research Interest

Ian has a research interest in the clinical aspects of inflammatory airway diseases and has pioneered the use of non-invasive measures of airway inflammation in the assessment of these conditions. He has identified a number of clinically important phenotypes of inflammatory airway disease, has discovered clinically important biomarkers, and has played a lead role in the clinical development of three of the most promising new treatments for severe airway disease.

Role in Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits

Chief Investigator

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