Dr Omer Khair

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine


Graduated in 1983,

1990    M.R.C.P.  UK

1992    M.Sc. (Master of Science in Infectious Diseases)  U of London

1998    PhD (Respiratory Medicine) University of London

1998   CCST (Completion Certificate of Specialist Training in Resp. Med. & Gen. Internal Medicine UK

2001   FACCP. USA

2003   FRCP. London

2005   FRCPE. Edinburgh

Special interests:  Sleep Disordered Breathing, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Diseases and Medical Education. General clinics in asthma, COPD, TB, Respiratory infections and Occupational lung diseases.  Active Research with many publications in peer reviewed journals. Examiner for RCP and U of London.

Specialist Interest

Lead in the treatment of Sleep disordered breathing with many patients on CPAP and NIV, Tuberculosis, Interstitial Lung Diseases and Thoracic Oncology (lung cancer and mesothelioma).  Lead interventional pulmonology; Diagnostic Bronchoscopy; Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS); Medical Thoracoscopy;  Thoracic Ultrasound.   Additionally, he acts as a busy respiratory and general physician at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and taking part in Acute Internal Medicine.

Active Research with many publications in peer reviewed journals.

He undertook his junior doctor training at various hospitals including St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal London. Whilst there, he developed an interest in lung infections and the effect of bacterial toxins on the bronchial epithelium. This resulted in a number of original research articles in peer-reviewed journals and the award of PhD in 1998.

He is currently Consultant Respiratory and General Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer for University of Birmingham.  Formerly a Divisional Director for Medicine A and Emergency Care Services, he was awarded Fit To Lead Award by the British Association of Medical Managers.

Education and Training

M.R.C.P.  UK 1990

M.Sc. (Master of Science in Infectious Diseases) from University of London 1992

PhD (Respiratory Medicine) University of London 1998

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine (CCST) UK 1998.

He takes keen interest in medical education and teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates. Has recently been awarded the Certificate in Medical Education for Health Professionals from University of Birmingham. He is a Named Clinical and Educational Supervisor for postgraduate doctors.

Host and Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh  and the University of London.

Professional Membership

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Fellow American college of Chest Physician (FACCP) USA

Member of the British Thoracic Society

Member of West Midlands Physician Association

Member of Midlands Thoracic Society

Contact Information

Via secretary Karen Cornes – 0121 507 4586


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