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Professor Najib M Rahman

Prof Najib Rahman

Najib Rahman NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Respiratory Disorders.

He also directs the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit and works clinically as a pleural specialist.

Having qualified in Oxford he underwent the medical SHO rotation at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, and re-joined Oxford as a Specialist Registrar in 2003. He undertook a DPhil and MSc in this period and was appointed Director of the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit and Consultant Lead for Pleural Disease in Oxford in 2011. He was appointed as Professor of Respiratory Medicine in 2018, and is currently running randomized and observational studies in pleural infection, pneumothorax and malignant pleural effusion.  He is trained in Thoracoscopy, Thoracic Ultrasound  and Clinical Trials methodology, and has published over 300 papers with citations of >6000. He is co-chair of the BTS Pleural Guidelines 2022, Chair of the BTS Pleural Intervention Committee 2022, and Chair of multiple ERS guidelines on pleural disease.