Dr Joerg Steier
Dr Steier`s medical education started as a paramedic in 1993 in Duesseldorf, Germany. He studied Human Medicine in Leipzig, Germany and worked in Zurich, the UAB in Alabama and Bavaria before starting with his respiratory training at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
His research interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing brought him to London supported by a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). He has published multiple book chapters and articles on sleep-disordered breathing and the respiratory muscle physiology in international peer-reviewed and high-impact factor journals. His PhD thesis was supervised by Professor John Moxham and Professor Michael I Polkey at King`s College Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Dr Steier is Consultant Physician in the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit and the accredited Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy`s & St Thomas` NHS Foundation Trust. He is Reader in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at King`s College London and a member of the Association of ERS Fellows. Dr Steier is medical advisor for a Charity for Sleep Apnoea (Hope2Sleep) and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thoracic Disease, he is elected member of the specialist advisory group "Sleep Apnoea" of the British Thoracic Society.
His current research is focused on novel treatment options for sleep apnoea and patient based biomarkers of respiratory symptoms. Besides his scientific publications he has edited a text book about lung function. He supports research in public health in collaboration with the British Lung Foundation.