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David Halpin, FRCP FERS

Professor of Respiratory Medicine at OPRI

David Halpin, FRCP FERS

United Kingdom

Professor Halpin trained at Oxford & St Thomas Hospital Medical School: completing a D.Phil. in the Department of Human Anatomy, Oxford, before finishing his clinical training at St Thomas. He completed his postgraduate training in respiratory medicine at the Brompton Hospital.

Professor Halpin is a Fellow of Royal College Physicians, Member British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society & American Thoracic Society.


Professor Halpin continues to undertake research in respiratory medicine & has published widely. He lectures frequently around the world on COPD.


Until recently Professor Halpin was an Associate Editor of Thorax.


Professor Halpin is one of the 10 Directors of the WHO/NIH Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) and a member of the GOLD Science Committee.


Professor Halpin was the Chairman and Clinical Expert for the COPD Guideline Development Group of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK.


Until 2015 Professor Halpin was also Respiratory Clinical Lead for the NHS in the South West.

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