Prof Jorgen Vestbo DrMedSci, FRCP FERS FMedSci

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

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Jørgen Vestbo is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine and an honorary consultant at the North West Lung Centre, Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is Lead for the Respiratory Theme of the NIHR Manchester BRC.

His professional training consisted of specialist training in Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in university hospitals in Copenhagen. He obtained a DrMedSci degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1992.

He has taken part in developing international guidelines for the diagnosis and management of COPD for The American Thoracic Society / European Respiratory Society, and as member of the Board of Directors for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2006-2013. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of GOLD which he chaired 2009-2013. He served as President of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2015-16 and Chair of the ERS Advocacy Council 2017-18.

Jørgen Vestbo is a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences, The Royal College of Physicians, and the European Respiratory Society.

External positions

Adjunct Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (SYDDANSK UNIVERISTET)

1 Apr 2015 → …

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