Consultant Profile

Dr Ibrahim Fahal

Dr Ibrahim Fahal MB BS, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow), FASN (USA)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Renal Medicine
    Special clinical interests:
    • Urinary abnormalities
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetic nephropathy
    • Chronic kidney disease
    Research interests:
    Uraemic sarcopenia (muscle wasting in chronic kidney disease)
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London
    Member of Renal Association
    Member of European Renal Association
    Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow
    Member of International Society of Nephrology
    Member of American Society of Nephrology
    Member of Specialty Training Committee (Gen Med) London Deanery
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01277 266 766
    Dr Fahal consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Friday evenings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Ibrahim Fahal is a consultant nephrologist (kidney disease) offering private medical care at Spire Roding Hospital in Redbridge, Essex, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust and Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex where he has practised since 1998. He is also a clinical senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.

    He trained in Khartoum and after house jobs in Khartoum University Hospital left for the UK where he gained considerable, supervised experience in General Medicine and Nephrology, in research and teaching at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool.  He was appointed as a consultant in 1997.

    His practice includes treating patients with all types of glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy, hypertension, also chronic kidney disease and its complications, with the aim of preventing or retarding the rate of progression of the disease.

    Dr Fahal's research interest is in muscle weakness and fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, which led to an MD degree from the University of Liverpool.  He has continued with these interests and has now coined the term "uraemic sarcopenia" to highlight the problem of muscle wasting in patients with chronic kidney disease.  He has published widely in many medical journals.

    Dr Fahal is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the American Society of Nephrology.  He is a manuscript reviewer for various journals.  He is also on the editorial board of the Arab and the African Associations of Nephrology journals.

    Dr Fahal has set up a charity to advance medical education and research in Sudan.



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    Dr Ibrahim Fahal

    Dr Ibrahim Fahal, consultant physician and nephrologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

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