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."


Specialises in

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.

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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
Allergy
Asthma
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


Articles

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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