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Areas of Expertise

Dr Navani covers a wide range of respiratory medicine specialties:

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Breathlessness
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolism

His expertise includes carrying out the following tests and investigations:

  • CT scans
  • EBUS
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung function testing
  • Exercise testing
  • Sleep studies

Personal Biography

Neal Navani qualified in Medicine from Cambridge and UCL in 2000 with distinction and several University prizes. He trained in Respiratory Medicine at the Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals before winning a Medical Research Council Fellowship in 2008 and completing his PhD at UCL in 2011. He has also completed an MSc in Clinical Trials and Biostatistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Navani is lead clinician for the lung cancer and interventional bronchoscopy services at UCLH, co-lead of the UK National Lung Cancer Audit and is the respiratory representative on the current NICE lung cancer guideline and quality standards. He also chairs the lung cancer board for North Central and East London Cancer Alliance.

Dr Navani is also an Associate Professor at UCL. He is a co-applicant on >£3m of grant funding and holds a CRUK grant for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. In August 2019, Dr Navani won a prestigious MRC / NIHR fellowship to research novel predictors of cancer in lung nodules.

  • Why did you choose to become a part of OneWelbeck?

    It is an exciting new model of excellence in healthcare delivery

  • What are the moments which stand out most in your career so far?

    Winning a prestigious MRC / NIHR fellowship in 2019 to research novel predictors of cancer in lung nodules.

  • What keeps you busy in your personal life?

    Providing a chauffeur service to my two daughters (aged 11 and 8)