Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Professorial Research Fellow



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Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Mike Hughes ( worked at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS), Hammersmith Hospital, as Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Radiology and Consultant Physician in General and Respiratory Medicine, from 1965 to 1997.

He worked with Moran Campbell and John West at the RPMS, and went to the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, as Research Fellow to Jere Mead.

His research and clinical interests are gas exchange (especially the carbon monoxide (CO) transfer factor), pulmonary circulation, regional lung function and radionuclide imaging, and all aspects of pulmonary function testing. He has written or co-authored three books, the most recent (2009) being Physiology and Practice of Pulmonary Function, published by the ARTP (see

Publications are listed on in terms of subject matter, a) transfer factor (TLCO), b) pulmonary circulation, c) gas exchange, d) pulmonary function, e) regional lung function: radionuclide studies, f) intrapulmonary shunting and haemorrhage, g) granulocyte studies: lung injury, i) physiology



Hughes JMB, 2021, Medical breakthroughs: chance and opportunity., Qjm, Vol:114, Pages:229-231

Shovlin CL, Buscarini E, Hughes JMB, et al., 2017, Long-term outcomes of patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations considered for lung transplantation, compared with similarly hypoxaemic cohorts, Bmj Open Respiratory Research, Vol:4, ISSN:2052-4439

Borland C, Hughes JMB, Guénard H, 2017, The blood transfer conductance for CO and NO., Respir Physiol Neurobiol, Vol:241, Pages:53-57

Hughes JMB, Dinh-Xuan AT, 2017, The DLNO/DLCO ratio: Physiological significance and clinical implications., Respir Physiol Neurobiol, Vol:241, Pages:17-22


Shovlin CL, Hughes JMB, Allison DJ, et al., 2018, Outcomes of patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations considered for lung transplantation, SPRINGER, Pages:163-163, ISSN:0969-6970

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