Imperial College London

Dr Paolo Paredi MD, PhD

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute




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Thoracic MedicineGuy Scadding BuildingRoyal Brompton Campus





Paolo Paredi is a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

He qualified at Milan  University (first class honours) and was appointed to his present post in London in 1995 after being awarded a culsultat post in Italy. He has published over 50 peer-review papers on asthma, COPD and related topics and has written a number of book chapters.  His manuscripts have been cited over 2000 times (h-index = 19). He also serves on the Editorial Board of a number of journals.  He has given several lectures, and is a regular invited speaker at international meetings and at courses organised by the European Respiratory Society. He has supervised a number of students who have successfully completed their higher degrees studies at Imperial College.

His research is focused on non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation using exhaled breath analysis. His pioneering studies have introduced for the first time the use of exhaled breath temperature to monitor airway inflammation. In addition, he has developed a portable system to collect exhaled breath and measure exhaled gasses offline, this new technique is now aknowlwedged in the American Thoracic Society guidelines.

More recently he has devised a completely  new technique to partition peripheral and central airway nitric oxide allowing the study of different parts of the respiratory system with two simple breaths.  Dr Paredi has also made groundbreaking discoveries in the use of impulse oscillometry as a method to study small airway disease.



van de Kant KDG, Paredi P, Meah S, et al., 2015, The effect of body weight on distal airway function and airway inflammation, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Vol:10, ISSN:1871-403X, Pages:564-573

Bikov A, Pride NB, Goldman MD, et al., 2015, Glottal Aperture and Buccal Airflow Leaks Critically Affect Forced Oscillometry Measurements, Chest, Vol:148, ISSN:0012-3692, Pages:731-738

Paredi P, Kharitonov SA, Meah S, et al., 2014, A Novel Approach to Partition Central and Peripheral Airway Nitric Oxide, Chest, Vol:145, ISSN:0012-3692, Pages:113-119

Paredi, Kharitonov, Meah, et al., 2013, A novel approach to partition central and peripheral airway nitric oxide, Chest

Bikov A, Paschalaki K, Logan-Sinclair R, et al., 2013, Standardised exhaled breath collection for the measurement of exhaled volatile organic compounds by proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry, Bmc Pulmonary Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1471-2466, Pages:1-7

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