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Dr William Man

Dr William Man

Consultant chest physician


Background and training


Dr William Man qualified with distinction honours at Imperial College London in 1997 and went on to train in respiratory and general internal medicine at major London teaching hospitals, including Hammersmith, St Mary’s and Royal Brompton hospitals. 


He received his PhD in 2007 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2013.


He is currently a consultant chest physician at the Trust and a clinical senior lecturer and the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Areas of expertise


Dr Man is a general chest physician with specialist training in: 


He is based primarily at Harefield Hospital and leads the respiratory medicine department, as well as the sleep, COPD and ambulatory respiratory services (incorporating pulmonary rehabilitation, home oxygen and community diagnostics). 

He has also served on the British Thoracic Society specialist advisory groups for COPD and obstructive sleep apnoea.


Dr Man has received several prestigious research fellowships, including: 


  • a Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship 
  • a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist Award 
  • a MRC New Investigator award 
  • a NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship. 


Dr Man is an international authority on pulmonary rehabilitation and COPD, and an author of national and international guidelines. He has been an invited lecturer at major national and international respiratory conferences. 

His work was recognised with a European Respiratory Society COPD research award for outstanding contribution to COPD research in Europe.

Dr Man’s research group focuses on the phenotyping and non-pharmacological management of patients with chronic respiratory disease, particularly COPD, and is funded by the NIHR, MRC and British Lung Foundation.


Dr Man has published more than 200 papers and abstracts in major respiratory and general medical journals, including The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, British Medical Journal, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Thorax, European Respiratory Journal and Chest.

He is an associate editor for European Respiratory Journal Open Research.


NHS secretary 

  • Tel: 01895 823 737 ext. 5314

Private secretary


  • Tel: 01895 828 948         
  • Fax: 01895 826 503


Pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen


  • Tel: 01895 828 851       
  • Fax: 01895 828 889.

Research laboratory


  • Tel: 01892 823 737 ext. 5332


Hill End Road, Harefield,
Middlesex, UB9 6JH
Tel: +44(0)1895 82 37 37

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