Assistant Professor Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall was graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) with an honours degree and the colleges’ gold medal in Microbiology. He completed his early clinical training at Beaumont Hospital Dublin, while attaining memberships of both the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) and the United Kingdom (MRCP UK). Following this, he completed higher specialist training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine across multiple hospital sites in the Republic of Ireland.
In 2007, Dr. Chotirmall was awarded a prestigious ‘Molecular Medicine Ireland Clinician Scientist Fellowship’ (MMI-CSF). During this fellowship, he completed a PhD investigating the role of estrogen in cystic fibrosis. This work led to high impact publications in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), as well as the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Dr. Chotirmall has been awarded the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (RAMI) Doctor award on two occasions (2010 & 2013), the Irish Thoracic Society Award (2011), the Dublin Center for Clinical Research (DCCR) Young Investigator Award (2011), the MMI-CSFP Medal (2011), the Royal College of Physicians William Stokes Award for research (2010) and the American Thoracic Societies International Award (2009). Additionally, his work has been recognised by the Faculty of 1000 Biology and Medicine, an online research service that highlights critical papers published in the biological sciences, as recommended by distinguished faculty.
Having published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters to date, he is regularly invited as chair and speaker at regional, national and international meetings. He remains as an active member of the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) working group for fungal infections and a key member of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). Dr. Chotirmall is also the Section Editor at the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine where he leads a team of Associate Editors in the peer review of manuscripts under the ‘Infectious, Rare and Idiopathic Pulmonary Disease’ section. Dr. Chotirmall regularly participates as an investigator for several key multi-centre clinical trials in the field of Respiratory Medicine while continuing to educate undergraduates and postgraduates through formal teaching both at the bench and bedside.
As a recognised clinician-scientist, Dr. Chotirmall returns home to Singapore to join the faculty at LKCMedicine. He will establish a Translational Respiratory Research Group, with focus on infection, inflammation and immunity, in the context of chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases that affect Asian populations.
Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease; Infectious Respiratory Disease; Systemic Sepsis and Septic Responses.