Dr Mohamed Al-Aloul

Consultant Respiratory & Transplant Physician

BMSc(Hons), MBChB(Hons), MD, FRCP

Year qualified:1996

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Al-Aloul is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at BMI The Alexandra Hospital.

Training and Appointment

Having completed degrees in respiratory pharmacology and basic training in medicine at the University of Dundee, Dr Al-Aloul pursued specialist training in respiratory medicine in the Mersey Deanery where he completed an MD thesis investigating the nephrotoxicity of antibiotics in cystic fibrosis to help develop renal protective strategies. Dr Al-Aloul was then appointed to the post of Consultant Respiratory and Transplant Physician at University Hospital of South Manchester in 2005.

Current Practice

Dr Al-Aloul has carried out over 5000 bronchoscopies and over 1500 transbronchial biopsies and co-lead the pleural disease group at Wythenshawe Hospital. Dr Al-Aloul established the Association of Lung Transplant Physicians in 2007 which now includes membership of all 5 lung transplant centres in the UK. The group seeks to standardise practice across all centres and has been instrumental in setting up a national referral pathway and a programme investigating the role of ex-vivo organ reconditioning in an attempt to expand the donor organ pool. He is a member of the pulmonary council of the international society of heart and lung transplantation.

Achievements

Mohamed’s transplant team has been recently recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant for his excellent post-operative survival statistics. His research focuses on the pulmonary microbiology of the immunosuppressed host and their data is regularly presented at national and international meetings. Dr Al-Aloul has a particular interest in medical education and has been involved in both under and postgraduate training throughout his career.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Clinical Interests

All aspects of respiratory pathology including:

  • Airway disease (asthma and COPD)
  • Allergic upper and lower airway dysfunction
  • Bronchial sepsis including complicated bronchiectasis and aspergillus-related disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoid
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung transplantation

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