Steier, Joerg - consultant physician in respiratory medicine


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Secretary tel: 020 7188 3434/020 7188 3435

Area of expertise: sleep and ventilation

Languages spoken: English and German

  • Biography

    Dr Joerg Steier currently works at the Lane Fox Unit and the Sleep Centre at King's Health Partners. His medical education started as a paramedic in 1993 in Duesseldorf, Germany. He studied Human Medicine in Leipzig, Germany and worked in Zurich, the UAB in Alabama and Bavaria before starting with his respiratory training at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

    His research interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing brought him to London supported by a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). He has published multiple book chapters and articles on sleep-disordered breathing and the respiratory muscle physiology in international peer-reviewed and high-impact factor journals.

    His PhD thesis was supervised by Professor John Moxham and Professor Michael I Polkey at King's College Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

  • Education and training

    • PhD, King's College London
    • MD(D), University of Leipzig, Germany
    • CCST respiratory medicine
  • Specialist interests

    • Respiratory medicine
    • Sleep medicine
  • Awards

    • 2010 German Thoracic Society (DGP) Science Prize 
    • 2008 Member of the Association of European Respiratory Society Fellows
    • 2008 Allen & Hanbury´s ERS Research Fellowship
    • 2008 Assembly of Respiratory Structure and Function of the American Thoracic Society (ATS travel award) 
    • 2007 British Lung Foundation (BLF) ERS Travel Award
    • 2007 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) International Mentorship Program
    • 2006 British Lung Foundation (BLF) Allen & Hanbury´s Travel Award
    • 2005-2006 European Respiratory Society Long Term Research Fellowship
  • Research interests

    • Respiratory physiology
    • Sleep-disordered breathing
    • CPAP
    • Non-CPAP therapy/electrical stimulation of the upper airway dilator muscles