Professor Sir Neil Douglas

FMLM Chair

Sir Neil Douglas MD (Edin) DSc (Edin) HonMD (StA) FRCPE is professor of respiratory and sleep medicine at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary consultant physician at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has published over 200 original papers, two books, and 300 chapters and reviews on sleep and breathing.

His previous roles include president of the British Sleep Society and secretary of the British Thoracic Society. He was president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 2004 to 10, with his major focus on training. In 2007 he chaired a review group to manage the crisis in the Medical Training Application System (MTAS) at the request of the secretary of state for health in England, Patricia Hewitt. Sir Neil was chairman of the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges from 2009 to 2012.