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."
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Manu Rangar at Spire include:
Spire Washington Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
I am the current lead for asthma care at Sunderland Royal Hospital
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,
Consultant Physician, City Hospitals Sunderland
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!