Meet our New Dean

Dean Terence Seemungal

Professor Terence Seemungal, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences has made an invaluable contribution to the study of lung health.

He is current Head of the Department of Clinical Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is also and Chair of the Campus Open Lectures Committee.

His work with the academic group of Professor Wedzicha in London contributed significantly to the body of knowledge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

His academic contributions form a consistent body of work of high quality, originality and significance. Recently, he was ranked No. 10 in the world in an analysis of the top 100 “most influential papers on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).”

The article in the International Journal of COPD, A bibliometric analysis of the 100 most influential papers on COPD, was based on a study looking for the most often cited works. The most frequently cited were published between 1966 and 2010.

Professor Seemungal’s article was published in 1998 and at the time of the study had been cited 768 times. The most cited article was published in 2007 and had 2,164 citations.


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