Omar Usmani

Dr Omar Usmani

SpecialityProfessor of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London & Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH)

Omar Usmani, is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London & Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH) and St Mary’s Hospital London. He is Clinical Director of ICRRU (Imperial College Respiratory Research Unit).

He is an International Authority on Aerosol Science and Inhalation Medicine whose research has fundamentally contributed to the understanding of therapeutic aerosol deposition and clinical effectiveness in inhaled drug delivery to the lungs.

In 2015, he was awarded one of the highest accolades in Aerosol Science, the Thomas T Mercer Award from the American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) and the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM), recognising his International Research Excellence in Pharmaceutical Aerosols and Inhalable Materials.

As Chair of the UK Inhaler Group (UKIG), working with Asthma UK, he oversaw the production of a series of validated videos on inhaler technique and he represents UKIG on the Medicines Optimisation Working Group, part of the Taskforce on Lung Health. He was Chair of the Guidelines Working Party that developed the Inhaler Choice Guideline for UK healthcare professionals in 2017, which was updated in 2020.  

In 2019, he was awarded Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS). In 2020, he was voted by the ERS Assembly 5 members as Head of Assembly 5 (Airway Diseases – Asthma, COPD, Chronic Cough). In 2021, he was elected as President-elect of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM).

Dr Usmani was appointed Co-Deputy Director of Imperial’s MBBS Phase 1 programme in 2021, is the Medicine Module Lead (Phase 1c) and Clinical Module Lead of CSI (Clinical Scientific Integration), a flagship Module in Imperial’s new MBBS curriculum. He is Co-Director of Imperial’s Network of Excellence in Aerosols and Health established in 2021. 

Since 2014, he has organised Outreach Events as part of Imperial’s widening participation programme to London secondary and primary school pupils on STEM activities at Imperial College.

Wednesday 9 June 19:00PM

The Essential Knowledge for Managing Asthma in Clinical Practice