Professor Michael Loebinger
Consultant respiratory physician and professor of practice (respiratory medicine)
Professor Michael Loebinger is a consultant respiratory physician and professor of practice (respiratory medicine) at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Training and Experience
Professor Michael Loebinger studied at Cambridge University where he obtained a First class degree in Medical Sciences before completing his clinical training at Oxford University. He then trained in respiratory medicine in London, including at St. Thomas’s, Hammersmith, Charing Cross, St. Mary’s, and Royal Brompton Hospitals.
He was awarded a Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2006 for research into the use of adult stem cells in lung disease. This research was performed at UCL and led to a PhD, multiple publications and awards and significant media interest. He is Professor of Practice (Respiratory Medicine) at Imperial College and his current research aims focus around chronic lung infections, in particular bronchiectasis, pseudomonas and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections. He is currently researching host susceptibility to these infections, in addition to the development of biomarkers and clinical endpoints to assist in their management.
Clinical and Research Interests
Professor Michael Loebinger is a respiratory consultant with particular expertise in respiratory infections. These include patients with:
- host defence abnormalities
- primary ciliary dyskinesia
- primary immunodeficiency
- non-tuberculosis mycobacterial and fungal infections
- cystic fibrosis.
He also has expertise in TB, is the trust Tuberculosis(TB) lead and runs TB outpatient clinics at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
National and International expertise
Professor Michael Loebinger co-chaired the National bronchiectasis guidelines and co-wrote the European bronchiectasis guidelines and National non-tuberculous mycobacteria guidelines. He chaired the British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group for respiratory infections (2013-2016) and is presently secretary of the European Respiratory Society respiratory infection group. He has helped set up national and European research networks, with funding to produce clinical bronchiectasis databases and is the recipient of several prestigious research grants. He also collaborates with Industry and is global, national and site principal investigator of multicentre international clinical trials. He has won young 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. In addition, he has won prestigious awards from the American Thoracic Society, the Medical Research Society and the British Lung Foundation and was awarded the European Respiratory Society research award for innovation in non- tuberculous Mycobacteria in 2018. His research publications are listed on https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/m.loebinger/publications.html
Professor Michael Loebinger supervises PhD students and accepts multiple medical students for research attachments each year. He has been an Imperial College tutor and assessor for higher degrees and an external examiner. He lectures about his clinical speciality and research at national and international meetings and is involved in public and patient education, speaking at patient days and for the British Lung Foundation.