Imperial College London

Professor Kaveh Asanati

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Professor







Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Kaveh is a Consultant Occupational Physician, a Visiting Professor in Occupational Health at Imperial College London, and the Head of the Imperial Occupational Health Group. He brings extensive experience from various industries, including the NHS, service sectors, and major manufacturing companies like McLaren and Rolls-Royce.

Kaveh’s commitment to excellence and his impressive track record have earned him the reputation of being a trusted leader in the Occupational Health community, bolstered by his Fellowships of both the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FFOM). 

Other Roles 

  • Specialist Committee Member for Workplace Health at NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
  • Topic Expert for the NICE Guideline [NG146] on Long-term Sickness Absence and Capability to Work, published on 20 November 2019
  • Chairman of the Education Panel at the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)
  • Former Chief Examiner for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (2016-2018) and former Deputy Chief Examiner for Research Methods (2014-2021) at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians
  • Co-Editor of the 11th edition of the "Textbook of Hunter's Diseases of Occupations"


Kaveh is currently serving as an editor for the 11th edition of "Hunter's Diseases of Occupations" and is the author of the "Respiratory Disorders" chapter in "Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects (6th Edition)." With an exceptional publication record that includes several prestigious journals such as BMJ, Kaveh's work has garnered significant media attention. He has provided evidence-based advice on doctors' health under the European Working Time Directive to the Council of the Union of European Medical Specialists, and his contributions have been crucial in shaping policies that promote workers' health and well-being both locally and globally. 


Professional Interests

Kaveh is a dedicated advocate for the provision of Occupational Health Services to all individuals of working age. He believes in offering evidence-based advice to his clients to promote health and well-being at work while fostering a productive and healthy cultural and physical environment.

Personal Interests

When Kaveh is not focusing on his Occupational Health pursuits, he indulges in his passion for winter sports. Snowboarding is a particular favourite, although he's developed a reputation for having a few too many accidents on the slopes. Aside from that, he enjoys spending time with his family.




Blaaza M, Shemtob L, Asanati K, et al., 2024, A healing challenge: examining NHS staff sickness absence rates., J R Soc Med

Shemtob L, Asanati K, Mansouri M, et al., 2023, To disclose or not to disclose to the DVLA., Occup Med (lond), Vol:73, Pages:453-455

Pillarisetti SR, Kanneganti C, Majeed A, et al., 2023, Rethinking the terminology: transitioning from 'junior doctors' to 'postgraduate doctors' for enhanced representation in modern medical practice., Bjgp Open, Vol:7

Shemtob L, Asanati K, Pattani S, 2023, Why occupational health should be universally accessible, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:381, ISSN:0959-535X

Shemtob L, Asanati K, Jayasekera P, 2023, Should healthcare workers with occupational exposure to HPV be vaccinated?, Occupational Medicine, Vol:73, ISSN:0962-7480, Pages:115-116

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