Dr Manu Rangar

Consultant Chest Physician

MBBS, MRCP(Resp), BSc(Hons)

"Friendly staff working in a highly motivated and caring environment; all of whom have a high degree of clinical skills, knowledge and professionalism."

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After completing my undergraduate training in London I returned to my native Durham and worked in some major hospitals in the North East, including Sunderland and Newcastle Hospitals. I have gained extensive experience in all types of chest diseases. I am proficient in interventional bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound and all types of pleural procedures including medical thoracoscopy. I have undertaken translational research in infection specific to patients with lung transplants.

I have a specialist interest in asthma, in particular occupational asthma and industrial lung injuries. Having been brought up in a old colliery town in County Durham, I have seen the direct consequences and morbidity associated with industrial lung injury.

I specialise in all aspects of chest diseases, including allergy, asthma, COPD, occupational and industrial lung injuries, all types of fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), sleep and ventilation problems.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Manu Rangar at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain complaints
  • Airways disease (COPD, asthma and occupational asthma)
  • Allergies
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Sleep/ventilation medicine

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Respiratory pathology
Respiratory medicine
Chest medicine
Respiratory pathology
Lung disease
Sleep disorders

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS, MRCP(Resp), BSc(Hons) / King's College London (University of London) / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; Membership of Royal Colleges of Physicians UK - Respiratory

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

General Medical Council

British Thoracic Society

Professional leadership

I am the current lead for asthma care at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Research and publications


Pseudomonas aeruginosa induced airway epithelial injury drives fibroblast activation: a mechanism in chronic lung allograft dysfunction. L A Borthwick, MI Suwara, SC Carnell, NJ Green, R Mahida, D Dixon, J Horabin, M Rangar, A Gardner, J Mann, PA Corris, SN Farrow, DA Mann, AJ Fisher, American Journal of Transplantation, 2016 Jun;16(6):1751-65.

The hypoglycaemic actions of nateglinide and repaglinide in non diabetic subjects,’Diabetic Medicine, 44(p54) Suppl 2, March 2006. Rangar M, Casey E, Shojaee-Moradie F, Umpleby M,

Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician, City Hospitals Sunderland

Personal profile

I play 5 a side football and tennis every week, and I love watching sport and supporting my local football and rugby teams. I am passionate about keeping fit and most weekends are dominated by playing sport. Having been brought up locally, I feel blessed to live in the north east as there's so much beautiful countryside and for that reason I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!

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