Professor Malcolm Green Recently: Vice Principal, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College Head, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College Consultant Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital, London (1975-2006) Previously: Campus Dean, St. Mary’s Hospital (1997-2001) Director, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, London (1991-1996) Dean, National Heart & Lung Institute (1988-1990) Chairman and President, British Lung Foundation(1985-2001) Consultant Physician and Director of the Chest Department, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London (1975-1986) Qualifications: B.M., B.Ch., B.Sc., B.A., M.A., D.M.(Oxon), F.R.C.P., F.Med Sci. Professor Malcolm Green was a scholar at Trinity College, Oxford where he studied pre-clinical medicine. He undertook a period of postgraduate research with Professor John Widecombe in the Department of Physiology, as an MRC Junior Fellow. His clinical training was at St. Thomas' Hospital, followed by a period of post-graduate research with Prof Jere Mead at Harvard. He was a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine from 1970 to 1974, when he became Senior Registrar at the Brompton and Westminster Hospitals. He was appointed a Consultant in General and Respiratory Medicine at St. Bartholomew's and Brompton Hospitals in 1975, and became a whole time physician in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 1986. He served on the Council of the British Thoracic Society from 1987 to 1995, and in 2005 was awarded the BTS Medal for his contribution to respiratory medicine. Throughout his career, Professor Green has had a major interest in research, particularly in respiratory physiology including the small airways, and the respiratory muscles. He has written numerous papers, lectured widely and served on national and international committees. He worked in the field of air pollution, increasing public awareness of the effects of pollution on lung health. Professor Malcolm Green was Dean at the Royal Brompton, National Heart & Lung Institute (1988 – 1990). The NHLI is committed to research and teaching in the fields of respiratory and cardiac medicine. He was Director of the British Postgraduate Medical Federation, which was the largest Postgraduate Medical School in Europe, incorporating the 7 Postgraduate Institutes across London as well as the Postrgaduate Deans for London (1991-96). He was on the Boards of each of the Institutes, contributing to their strategy and management and subsequently managed their moves into multi-faculty Colleges, following the Tomlinson Report. Malcolm Green was founder and Chairman of the British Lung Foundation from its inception in 1985 until 1995 when he became President. He steered the Foundation through its early years into a national medical research charity now raising £6M annually, for respiratory research, for helping patients who live with lung disease, and for making more widely known the importance of lung disorders. He was also founder and Chairman of London Medicine, promoting London's healthcare, medical education, and R & D internationally. London Medicine became part of London First, evolving into their healthcare and biotechnology sections: Professor Green was a member of the London First Board from 1995 to 2003. He was Acting Director for Research for the NHS during 1999, responsible to the Chief Executive of the NHS and to Ministers for the NHS budget for R&D of over £500M. He was a non-executive director of the St. Mary’s Hospital Trust (1997-2001) and of Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust (2001-1006). He has served on numerous charity boards. As Campus Dean, Professor Malcolm Green was responsible for the St. Mary’s Hospital Campus of Imperial College from 1997-2001, for generating an academic strategy, and for initiating a £30M refurbishment of the St Mary’s medical research building, now completed. He was the lead for Imperial on the proposed £800M Paddington Health Campus PFI re-development. He was Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute (2001-2006) responsible for education, research and clinical science in cardiology and respiratory medicine in the Faculty of Medicine across 5 campuses of Imperial College. The NHLI has 55 Professors, a staff of 500, a turnover of nearly £30M, and was rated 5* in both of the last two University Research Assessment exercises. Malcolm Green is now retired and acting as a consultant to a variety of medical enterprises.
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