Assistant Professor and NTUs Provost’s Chair in Molecular Medicine Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) with an honours degree and the colleges’ gold medal in Microbiology. In 2007, Asst Prof Chotirmall was awarded a prestigious ‘Molecular Medicine Ireland Clinician Scientist Fellowship’ (MMI-CSF). He was also awarded the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (RAMI) Doctor award on two occasions (2010 & 2013), the Irish Thoracic Society Award (2011), the Dublin Center for Clinical Research (DCCR) Young Investigator Award (2011), the MMI-CSFP Medal (2011), the Royal College of Physicians William Stokes Award for research (2010) and the American Thoracic Societies International Award (2009). Additionally, his work has been recognised by the Faculty of 1000 Biology and Medicine, an online research service that highlights critical papers published in the biological sciences, as recommended by distinguished faculty. In 2018, he was conferred Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (FRCPI) and Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).
Having published numerous peer-reviewed papers, and several book chapters to date, he is regularly invited as chair and speaker at regional, national and international meetings. Asst Prof Chotirmall is the Section Editor at the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine where he leads a team of Associate Editors in the peer review of manuscripts under the ‘Infectious, Rare and Idiopathic Pulmonary Disease’ section. Additionally, he participates in editorial roles at the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the European Respiratory Journal, Respiratory Research, the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Respirology and PLos One.
As a recognised clinician-scientist, Asst Prof Chotirmall has established a Translational Respiratory Research Group at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, with focus on infection, inflammation, and immunity, in the context of chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases that affect Asian populations and is co-academic lead for “The Academic Respiratory Initiative for Pulmonary Health (TARIPH)”, a research platform established in 2018 to align strategic academic expertise in respiratory medicine including national and international partnerships.