Guy Meyer

Guy Meyer is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Paris Descartes University and chief of the department of respiratory and intensive care medicine at Hôpital Europeen Georges Pompidou in Paris. He is the chair of INNOVTE, a large network of clinical sites and research units cooperating in clinical trials on venous thromboembolism in France.

Dr Meyer received his MD degree at Paris VII University in 1986 and trained in respiratory medicine and intensive Care at Hôpital Laennec in Paris. He received training in basic science research at University Paris VII and INSERM under the direction of A Tedgui.

Dr Meyer is involved in clinical research on the diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment of pulmonary embolism. He has published more than 150 articles indexed in pubmed. He has been involved in many studies on pulmonary embolism published in major journals. The relationship of thromboembolism and cancer is one of his main fields of interest. He is the principal investigator of the TILT trial, a randomized trial to evaluate the effect of Low Molecular Weight Heparin on the survival of patients with localized lung cancer and the PROVE trial, a randomized trial assessing the role of Low Molecular Weight Heparin for the long-term prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced lung cancer.