Dr Kian Fan Chung is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Experimental Studies Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London and Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London.
He is a Senior Investigator for the National Institute for Health Research, NHS, and an Investigator for the Medical Research Council & Public Health England Health & Environment Centre at Imperial & Kings Colleges. He is Visiting Professor at Lee Kongchiang Medical School-National Technology University-Imperial College, Singapore and at Guangzhou Respiratory Institute and Medical University, China.
He co-led the European U-BIOPRED (Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes) Consortium and is a Co-Investigator in the European Union-funded MyAirCoach project, a novel mobile-health management system for asthma.
His areas of expertise include asthma (particularly severe asthma) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where he has a major interest in developing precision medicine and personalised treatments. He is studying epithelial-macrophage interactions at the airway interface, the effects of mitochondrial oxidant stress, the mechanisms of corticosteroid resistance, and the pulmonary impact of environmental pollution and nanoparticles.