Dr Iyad Ismail


  • Speciality: respiratory consultant.
  • Sub-speciality: lung cancer, pleural effusion, cough, breathlessness, COPD, asthma, sleep apnoea.
  • Special clinical interests: Lung cancer Lead at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Pleural Lead, GHH NIV Lead (interest in respiratory failure), complex airway disease (excessive dynamic airway collapse/tracheobronchomalacia) (EDAC/TBM).
  • Current NHS and /or university posts: respiratory and general medicine consultant,
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Good Hope Hospital
  • Year of first medical qualification: MBBS June 2000, Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  • Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: Royal College of Physicians (RCP), British Thoracic Society (BTS), Midland Thoracic Society (MTS),European Respiratory Society (ERS).

Professional Profile

I currently work as a respiratory consultant based at Good Hope Hospital. I took charge of the lung cancer lead role in December 2015 and currently thriving to maintain high standards of lung cancer care delivery. I have set up an outpatient clinic to deal with patients with pleural effusions (admission avoidance). I have special interest in breathlessness, respiratory failure and complex airway disease (COPD, asthma, EDAC/TBM).

Personal Profile

In my leisure time, I enjoy playing tennis with my son and value family time. I have family members in 4 different countries (Jordan, America, Bahrain and UAE) which keeps life interesting and having a lot to look forward to. I enjoy watching football and strongly support Liverpool. I have acquired LFC membership and along with my son, we try to get to some matches at Anfield in Liverpool when time allows.

My overseas experience has helped me work in the NHS in many ways. Working in Jordan, a country known for its limited resources, meant I had to provide best and safest possible patient care with the available logistics.

I am constantly self-critical of my practice against patient outcomes. This has helped me develop and refine both my skills and knowledge. I have on so many occasions called patients to check on their progress after an introduction of a new treatment or to inform them of test results.