Professor Paul Corris will receive the BTS medal at a ceremony during the Society's Winter Meeting on 5th December. The Medal is awarded annually to distinguished individuals who have greatly contributed to Respiratory Medicine in Britain.
Professor Corris has been at the forefront globally in the transition of lung transplantation from experimental procedure to routine therapy.
In a field so often dominated by surgeons, he has acted as a champion for the critical importance of the respiratory physician in the management of lung transplant candidates and recipients and has published extensively, including being a co-author on all the major guidelines in the field and on many key clinical trials as well as original research lead from the UK.
He has played a fundamental role in the UK securing a National Pulmonary Hypertension Service funded by NHS England which is the envy of the World. Through his leadership the service works very collaboratively and produces high impact publications that are extensively cited in the field.
Professor Corris has always been a supporter of BTS since a Senior Registrar. He has served as a member of the Research Committee, Standards of Care Committee, Education Committee, the academic representative on the Specialist Advisory Committee in respiratory medicine, when he was part of the team to co-write the first curriculum. He has also chaired the Science and Research Committee and has chaired, and contributed to, countless sessions at its Winter Meetings many years; has served on Council; and is an ex-President of the Society.
Professor John Britton also receives a BTS Medal in 2018