Dr Ismail qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1989. He trained in rheumatology and general medicine in London, Sheffield and Manchester.
Dr Ismail has been a Consultant Rheumatologist at Stepping Hill Hospital since 2000. Dr Ismail is a general rheumatologist and has expertise in treating patients with inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. He has a specialist interest in osteoporosis and Paget's disease of the bone. He is the director of the Osteoporosis Service in Stockport and has published over 15 original scientific articles.