Professor Dorian O Haskard FMedSci
Head of Vascular Sciences
National Heart & Lung Institute
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2719
Professor Dorian O Haskard
Dorian Haskard is the British Heart Foundation Sir John McMichael Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Head of the Vascular Sciences Section within the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Professor Haskard is also the Head of Division of Immunology and Inflammation in the Department of Medicine and Lead Clinician in Vascular Rheumatology at the Hammersmith Hospital.
Professor Haskard was an undergraduate at Oxford University before moving to The Middlesex Hospital Medical School and subsequently into a range of clinical and research posts in London and the US. In 1987 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship at Guy's Hospital. Following this he was appointed to Senior Clinical Lectureship at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, being promoted to Reader and then to Professor in 1995.
Professor Haskard has given numerous prestigious national and international lectures and is member of a number of learned societies and funding charities. Notably he was Chairman of the Arthritis Research Campaign Fellowship Committee (2000-2005) and is currently Chairman of the British Atherosclerosis Society (2008-2010).
He has supervised over 35 postgraduate research students and published widely in high impact scientific journals.
The goal of Professor Haskard's research has been to achieve a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of inflammatory responses affecting the vascular system, with a view eventually to achieving more specific clinical diagnostic tests and therapies. He is particularly interested in understanding molecular mechanisms of leukocyte trafficking and differentiation in chronic inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis. As a rheumatologist his interest in atherosclerosis stems from the acceleration of arterial disease progression and clinical events in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.