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People: Cyrus Daneshvar

Cyrus Daneshvar is an NHS consultant in respiratory medicine at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust with special interest in lung cancer and interventional pulmonology. Cyrus graduated from Birmingham University in 1999 and worked for six months in South Africa and Mozambique before completing his general medical training. After a brief period in Malawi and obtaining a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in London, he joined a Wellcome Trust Funded study on zoonotic malaria in the Malaria Research Centre, University of Malaysia Sarawak. In Sarawak with Balbir Singh and Janet Cox-Singh, Cyrus established a field study site in Kapit Hospital where he recruited malaria patients and produced the first detailed clinical descriptions of Plasmodium knowlesi infections in the human population . In 2013 Cyrus completed his Medical Doctorate on knowlesi malaria, with Janet Cox-Singh, St George’s University of London.

Upon his return from Malaysia, Cyrus trained as a registrar in Respiratory and General internal Medicine in Oxford and spent a year as an interventional pulmonology fellow in Galway University Hospitals, in the West of Ireland. Cyrus maintains a keen interest in malaria and global health alongside his daily work as a respiratory physician. Cyrus is a valued collaborator and clinical advisor on Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in the Cox-Singh group, University of St Andrews.

Consultant respiratory medicine
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust



Boos C, Daneshvar C, Hinton A, Dawes M (2004) An unusual case of chronic meningitis. BMC family practice 5: 21.

Daneshvar C, Davis TM, Cox-Singh J, Rafa’ee MZ, Zakaria SK, et al. (2009) Clinical and laboratory features of human Plasmodium knowlesi infection. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 49: 852-860.

Clark TW, Daneshvar C, Pareek M, Perera N, Stephenson I (2010) Enteric fever in a UK regional infectious diseases unit: a 10 year retrospective review. The Journal of infection 60: 91-98.

Daneshvar C, Davis TM, Cox-Singh J, Rafa’ee MZ, Zakaria SK, et al. (2010) Clinical and parasitological response to oral chloroquine and primaquine in uncomplicated human Plasmodium knowlesi infections. Malaria journal 9: 238.

Singh B, Daneshvar C (2010) Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in Malaysia. The Medical journal of Malaysia 65: 166-172.

Cox-Singh J, Singh B, Daneshvar C, Planche T, Parker-Williams J, et al. (2011) Anti-inflammatory cytokines predominate in acute human Plasmodium knowlesi infections. PLoS One 6: e20541.

Daneshvar C, Smith NC, Waghorn DJ, Luzzi GA, Wathen CG (2011) Community-acquired pneumonia due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus in an HIV-2-infected patient. International journal of STD & AIDS 22: 610-612.

Daneshvar C, Tippett VM, Wathen CG (2012) Unilateral diaphragmatic palsy may be a rare but important complication of elective direct current cardioversion. BMJ case reports 2012.

Singh B, Daneshvar C (2013) Human infections and detection of Plasmodium knowlesi. Clinical microbiology reviews 26: 165-184.

Breen DP, Daneshvar C (2014) Role of interventional pulmonology in the management of complicated parapneumonic pleural effusions and empyema. Respirology 19: 970-978.

McPhillips D, Evans R, Ryan D, Daneshvar C, Sarkar SA, et al. (2015) The role of a nurse specialist in a modern lung-cancer service. British journal of nursing 24 Suppl 4: S21-27.