Dr Omar Usmani

Reader in Respiratory Medicine & Consultant Physician


Omar Usmani MB BS, PhD, FHEA, FRCP, is Reader in Respiratory Medicine and Consultant Physician at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London & Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH). He is an International Authority on Aerosol Science and Inhalation Medicine whose research has fundamentally contributed to the understanding of therapeutic aerosol deposition and clinical effectiveness in inhaled drug delivery to the lungs. In 2015, he was awarded one of the highest accolades in Aerosol Science, the Thomas T Mercer Award from the American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) and the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM), recognising his International Research Excellence in Pharmaceutical Aerosols and Inhalable Materials. In 2020, he was voted by the Assembly members as Head-elect of Assembly 5 [Airway Disease, Asthma and COPD] of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and was awarded Fellowship of the ERS (FERS) in 2019.