Paediatrics (children's doctor)
Dr Parviz Habibi is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine specialising in childhood serious illnesses, respiratory diseases and sleep disorders. Appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant at St. Mary’s Hospital London in 1992, Dr Habibi has since been in practice as a specialist, promoted to Reader at Imperial College practising as Clinician Scientist undertaking translational research into serious childhood diseases such as meningitis and septicaemia and respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchiolitis. He has also been heavily involved in a randomised multi-centre trial of Heliox in bronchiolitis between 2004 and 2008, with his current research focusing on sleep and breathing in children with asthma and sleep patterns in babies.
Dr Habibi qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1980, completing a thesis on 'Learning, memory and the hippocampus' and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He was the founder of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St Mary's in 1992, initiating a Mobile Intensive Care service in the same year, is listed on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register and an active fundraiser and co-founder of the charity COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care), which was instrumental in the setup the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and provides ongoing support for families, research projects and training and education.