Dr Neal Navani

Dr Neal Navani

Dr Neal Navani


Consultant in Respiratory Medicine


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My approach

“I offer a full diagnostic service for patients with breathing problems, cough or chest pain”

It is possible to narrow down the cause of a very vague symptom such as a chronic but unexplained cough by taking a careful medical history, performing a thorough clinical examination and then accessing the correct imaging and diagnostic technology.

“Armed with the correct diagnosis, I then take time to explain the treatment options available”

I like to work with each patient to set up an individual treatment plan.

“I feel it is very important to deliver optimal care to all my patients”

This is the case whether they come to my busy NHS practice at University College London Hospital or to a private consultation at The King Edward VII Hospital.

“I also feel I have a responsibility to engage in research to improve on current best practice in respiratory medicine”

This is why I have been involved in several important clinical trials over the last few years and why I continue to push the boundaries of research excellence through my role as Honorary Senior Scientist within the Medical Research Clinical Trials Unit here in London.


Specialist clinical skills

As a general respiratory medicine specialist, Dr Navani can provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions. He also offers several specialist techniques.

Endobronchial ultrasound

Dr Neal Navani is one of the most experienced consultants offering endobronchial ultrasound in Europe. He is widely respected in this area and has done over 3000 procedures since first setting up the service at UCLH in 2007.

Respiratory diagnostics

Dr Navani also offers other specialised diagnostic procedures and treatments:

  • Autoflourescence bronchoscopy
  • Video bronchoscopy
  • Lung function testing
  • Allergy testing

Lung cancer screening

Adding to his experienced approach to treating patients with lung cancer, Dr Navani runs a private lung health screening service at The Physicians’ Clinic and at The King Edward VII Hospital in London.


Medical training

Dr Navani is a fully qualified Consultant Physician with GMC Registration 4723679.

Pre-clinical training

Dr Navani attended the University of Cambridge, gaining a First in Physiology as part of the pre-clinical phase of his medical degree.

Clinical degree

He continued to study for his MBBS at University College London, where he was awarded a distinction.

Postgraduate qualifications

Dr Navani became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003 and then spent several years gaining clinical experience in respiratory medicine  at several London hospitals, including the Hammersmith Hospital, the Brompton Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. In 2007, he followed an ambitious programme of research and clinical practice, combining set-up of the tertiary endobronchial ultrasound service at UCLH with an MSc in Clinical Trial Methodology and a PhD in using endobronchial ultrasound to diagnose intra-thoracic lymphadenopathy.


Professional memberships

    • Dr Navani making a presentation to the British Thoracic Society meeting in Dublin in January 2012

      Dr Navani making a presentation to the annual British Thoracic Oncology Group meeting in Dublin

      British Thoracic Society: Dr Navani is on the committee that has developed a guideline on the use of flexible bronchoscopy

    • British Thoracic Oncology Group
    • Royal College of Physicians (UK)
    • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
    • European Respiratory Society
    • Map of Medicine: current respiratory board member

Dr Navani is also on the workshop committee of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), which is appraising the use of Erlotinib as a lung cancer treatment and is a peer reviewer for several leading respiratory medicine journals.

You can browse a full list of Dr Navani’s peer-reviewed research publications.