Dr Al-Aloul qualified in Clinical Pharmacology and Medicine from the University of Dundee, attaining both degrees with first class honours. He underwent specialist training in respiratory medicine in the Mersey Deanery, including 3 years in the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, where he completed a doctoral research degree in Cystic Fibrosis and developed an interest in managing difficult lung infections.
He was appointed as a consultant in respiratory and transplant medicine in the North West Lung Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester in 2005. Dr Al-Aloul has a vast experience in managing most aspects of respiratory disease and is highly skilled in interventional procedures including bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and chest ultrasonography. Dr Al-Aloul helped set up the regional pleural service and is a member of the multidisciplinary team offering advanced emphysema management including surgical and endobronchial lung volume reduction.
He is a member of the Cardiothoracic Advisory Group of NHS Blood Transplant and the lead Lung transplant physician in Manchester. He has driven the growth of the lung transplant programme over the last 15 years and supports the regional Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation service on the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. His team has delivered the best early post transplant survival figures for the last 10 years consistently. Dr Al-Aloul led development of the new national UK lung allocation scheme which was successfully implemented in 2017, transforming the organ allocation process into a patient centred process and away from geographical inequalities.
Dr Al-Aloul is active in research acting as a primary investigator on several concluded and ongoing multicentre clinical trials; He holds several research grants at present and his research is presented at national and international conferences and published regularly in peer reviewed journals.
He is a keen educationalist, previously serving as a hospital subdean for the University of Manchester. Outside work, Dr Al-Aloul enjoys football (not too bad for a man of his age!) and cricket.