Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Benjamin Garfield is a Clinical Research Fellow in the Critical Care and Pulmonary Hypetension, Respiratory and Skeletal Muscle and Muscle Gene Expression research groups, National Heart and Lung Institute.

Ben was awarded a Clinical Research Fellowship by the Medical Research Council in 2013 to undertake a PhD at the NHLI and Imperial supervised by Dr. John Wort, Dr. Paul Kemp and Professor Michael Polkey. The research aims to investigate the role of TGF-beta signalling in the development of muscle weakness in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Ben attended Nottingham Medical School graduating in 2004. He was awarded his MRCP in 2006. He is a respiratory, critical care and general medicine trainee in his 5th year of registrar training with the London Deanery. He has also completed an MSc in Respiratory Medicine at Imperial.



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Patel MS, Lee J, Baz M, et al., 2015, Growth differentiation factor-15 is associated with muscle mass in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and promotes muscle wasting in vivo, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, Vol:7, ISSN:2190-6009, Pages:436-448

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