Dr Irfan Hafeez

Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine


Year qualified:1986


Personal profile

Dr Hafeez graduated in Lahore, India, and trained in Leeds prior to be appointed in East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust. He is currently the lead for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma, and runs a difficult asthma clinic.

He also leads the tuberculosis and lung cancer clinics at Burnley General Hospital. He has been the clinical director for respiratory medicine up until two years ago, during which time he developed several specialist services including endobronchial ultrasound, sleep service and medical thoracoscopy.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea

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