Prof Marc Lipman

Prof Marc Lipman

Professor of Medicine

Respiratory Medicine

Div of Medicine

Joined UCL
1st May 2009

Research summary

My research aim is to provide the evidence base to enable people at risk of mycobacterial disease, including TB and related conditions such as HIV infection, to access and obtain highest-quality care. My work concerns the interaction between the human host, the microbe and the environment in which they find themselves. It focuses on three main areas: 1. operational & economic health services research (including management of the hard to reach and hard to treat, service evaluation, & modelling of infection), 2. diagnostics (both microbiology and immune-based), 3. treatment and treatment responses in HIV negative and co-infected individuals (including therapy-related paradoxical reactions).


Teaching summary

Academic Background

2001         FRCP (London)
1997         MD (Cantab)
1990         MRCP (UK)
1988         MA (Cantab)                                          
1987         MB BS (Lond)     
1984         BA (Hons) Medical Sciences 


Marc is Professor of Medicine at UCL and Consultant in Respiratory & HIV Medicine  and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He is Director of UCL-TB, UCL's cross-disciplinary TB research grouping; and Lead for TB Services at the Royal Free. His research focuses on mycobacterial disease, respiratory infection and HIV - with a particular interest in translational and health services research. He has served on national and international committees, including UK NICE TB Guideline Group and British HIV Association HIV/TB co-infection Working Party. He is Chair of the British Thoracic Society, TB Specialist Advisory Group. He has published over 325 peer-reviewed manuscripts.