Professor Toby Maher
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Professor Maher’s particular areas of interest include interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sarcoidosis, Langerhan’s cell histiocytosis and Lymphangeiolyomyomatosis. He also manages pulmonary fibrosis and lung disease associated with systemic conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma and Wegener’s granulomatosis.
Professor Toby Maher is honorary senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London and honorary senior research associate at University College London.
Professor Maher qualified from Southampton Medical School. He trained in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, the Transplant Unit at Harefield Hospital and at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. During his training he gained an MSc in respiratory medicine from Imperial College London.
In 2005 Professor Maher was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship that enabled him to study the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Professor Maher’s research interests include: basic and translational research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; the use of acoustic lung imaging in diagnosis and disease monitoring in patients with chronic respiratory conditions; biomarker discovery and development of new treatments for interstitial lung disease. Professor Maher is the lead consultant for clinical trials in the Interstitial Lung Disease Unit.
Professor Maher works closely with scientists at the Centre for Respiratory Research, University College London and has active collaborations with Nottingham University and McMaster University, Canada.