Respiratory medicine (lung)
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Professor 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 reader in respiratory medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. 

Areas of expertise

Professor 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.


Professor 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. 

Professor 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.

Professor 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.


Professor Man has published more than 200 papers and abstracts in major respiratory and general medical journals, including The Lancet Respiratory MedicineBritish Medical JournalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care MedicineThoraxEuropean Respiratory Journal and Chest.

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


  • Mid-Career Research Achievement Award, awarded from the American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Private patient referral 

If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team