Professor Ian Pavord



GMC number: 2942391

Practising since: 1984


Respiratory Medicine, General (internal) Medicine

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Professor Pavord had 18 years of experience as an NHS Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, one of the busiest tertiary centres in the UK, before taking up the post as the first statutory Professor of Respiratory Medicine in Oxford in 2013. His main clinical and research interests are in inflammatory airway diseases (asthma, COPD, chronic cough). He pioneered the use of non-invasive measures of airway inflammation in the assessment of these conditions and used these techniques to identify a number of clinically important phenotypes of inflammatory airway disease. He played a lead role in the clinical development of three of the most promising new treatments for severe airway disease.

In Oxford Professor Pavord runs a special airway clinic for patients with more severe airways disease. In the past he ran one of the leading cough clinics in the UK.

Special interests

  • Airway Disease
  • Chronic Cough

Other interests

  • Clinical research, clinical trials
  • Former Chief Medical Advisor of Asthma UK
  • Joint editor-in-chief of Thorax, the second ranked respiratory medicine journal

Personal interests

Professor Pavord is a keen golfer, playing to a handicap of 5. He is a member of Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) and have recently joined Frilford Heath Golf Club. He is married to a local Consultant Haematologist. They have three teenage children.

Locations Professor Ian Pavord works with

Related experience


Professor Pavord is a leading clinical researcher in airways disease. He has authored over 290 publications including 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine and 11 in the Lancet. He is the senior author of 3 of the most highly cited articles in the area over the last decade.


  • British Medical Association
  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Association of Physicians

Other posts held

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Ian Pavord works with

Professor Ian Pavord works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • Cigna
  • Health-on-Line
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Simplyhealth


Professor Ian Pavord does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Ian Pavord does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Ian Pavord does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.