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Michael Loebinger is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. Dr Loebinger undertook his preclinical studies at Cambridge University gaining a First Class Honours in Medical Sciences followed by study at Oxford University for his clinical studies. He was then awarded a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship for studies into the use of adult stem cells in lung disease. This resulted in research published in his PhD, which he was awarded by University College London.
His clinical interests cover all respiratory medicine, however he has particular interest and expertise in respiratory infection. His clinical expertise has led to multiple invitations to give lectures on these conditions nationally and internationally and his central involvement in shaping national services and guidelines. He chaired the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Specialist Advisory Group for infections and chairs and sits on multiple national and international guideline committees.
Areas of interest
Respiratory disorders; Bronchiectasis; Tuberculosis; Pulmonary infection; cough; shortness of breath; COPD; asthma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital
Consultant Physician, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Thursday)
Dr. Loebinger's research focuses on chronic lung infections, in particular bronchiectasis and pseudomonas and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections. He is presently investigating susceptibility to infection, in addition to the development of biomarkers to assist in management. He is principal investigator of drug studies and a founding member of national and international clinical networks of patients which will help with patient management as well as future research and clinical trials.
Dr. Loebinger is a keen footballer and represented both Cambridge and Oxford University 1st XI teams in fixtures which have included English Premier League reserve teams. He continues to play regularly.
Dr Loebinger has won investigator of the year awards from the Royal Society of Medicine, the European Respiratory Society, the British Thoracic Society and the British Association of Lung Research. He has also received prestigious awards from the American Thoracic Society, the Medical Research Society and the British Lung Foundation. At University he received multiple rewards including being ranked first for medicine at Cambridge University.
Multiple publications on http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/m.loebinger/