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 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Navani was appointed as a Consultant in Thoracic Medicine at University College London Hospital in 2011.
Dr Navani is lead clinician for Lung Cancer and the tertiary diagnostic and interventional Bronchoscopy services at UCLH. He is an author of the British Thoracic Society guideline and quality standards for bronchoscopy and is on the interventional procedures specialist advisory group. He is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute lung cancer clinical studies group and chairs the Screening and Early Disease subgroup. In 2016, he took up a position as a clinical co-lead of the National Lung Cancer Audit.
Dr Navani holds an honorary contract with the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and is a Senior Lecturer at UCL. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications. He is the co-author of a textbook on respiratory disorders and the Lung Cancer chapter in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. Dr Navani also sits on the lung cancer board of London Cancer as research lead and is a peer reviewer for many journals including BMJ, ARCCM and Thorax.