Adnan Custovic is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College London. His professional education consisted of specialist training in paediatrics (University Children’s Hospital Sarajevo, 1987–1991) and successive appointments as Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Allergy (University Hospital of South Manchester, 1992–1998). This period saw him being awarded an MSc (1991), MD with Gold Medal (1996) and PhD (2000). He gained a professorship at the University of Manchester in 2002, and moved to Imperial College London in 2015.
In 2013, he received the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) William Frankland Medal for outstanding contributions to clinical allergy in the UK, and the CIPP President’s award for distinguished achievements in childhood asthma. In 2015, he was awarded the highly prestigious European Respiratory Society Gold Medal for research in asthma.
He has delivered numerous prestigious keynote and/or named lectures. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and on the International Advisory Board of the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. He has served as Secretary of the BSACI for two terms, and as President of the Asthma Section of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has also supervised 17 PhD/MD students to completion.