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Last updated: 1 May 2020
Dr Adamali’s main interests are in the management of patients with interstitial lung disease and COPD, its diagnoses and treatment. He is also interested in management of patients with inflammatory lung diseases such as bronchiectasis.
He has completed his education in Montreal (McGill University) and Dublin (University College Dublin). He subsequently completed his respiratory training in Dublin. He received a European Respiratory Society Fellowship which allowed him to work in the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
At present he is actively working currently at the Bristol Interstitial Lung Disease (BILD) Service at the North Bristol Trust, where he is involved in the diagnosis and the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitive pneumonitis, sarcoidosis, connective tissue (scleroderma, rheumatoid disease, sjogren disease) related interstitial lung disease, smoking related interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vasculitis and occupational and drug induced lung disorders.
Areas of interest
Dr Adamali’s main interests are in the management of patients with interstitial lung disease and COPD, its diagnoses and treatment. He is also interested in management of patients with asthma and inflammatory lung diseases such as bronchiectasis.
Dr Adamali is involved in the diagnosis and the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitive pneumonitis, sarcoidosis, connective tissue (scleroderma, rheumatoid disease, sjogren disease) related interstitial lung disease, smoking related interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vasculitis and occupational and drug induced lung disorders.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Respiratory Physician with Specialist Interest in Interstitial Lung Disease
Honorary Lecturer at University of Bristol
Bristol Interstitial Lung Disease (BILD) Service
North Bristol Lung Center
Southmead General Hospital,
Dr Adamali is currently involved in several clinical trials at Southmead Hospital. His focus is interstitial lung disease, understanding mechanisms and working with service provisions of these patients
Dr Adamali enjoys reading and travelling.
2011-2013 European Respiratory Society Fellowship
2012 American Thoracic Society Travel Award (San Francisco)
2008 American Thoracic Society Travel Award
2006 Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, EMBARK Post-Graduate Scholarship
2006 Irish Lung Foundation Research Award
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
Mackintosh JA, Desai SR, Adamali H, Patel K, Chua F, Devaraj A, Kouranos V, Kokosi M, Margaritopoulos G, Renzoni EA, Wells AU, Molyneaux PL, Kumar S, Maher TM, George PM.
In Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis the Presence of Hiatus Hernia is Associated with Disease Progression and Mortality. Eur Respir J. 2019 Mar 28.
Davidson J, McErlane J, Aljboor K, Barratt SL, Jeyabalan A, Medford ARL, Borman AM, Adamali H. Musical instruments, fungal spores and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. QJM. 2019 Apr 1;112(4):287-289
Barratt SL, Mulholland S, Al Jbour K, Steer H, Gutsche M, Foley N, Srivastava R, Sharp C, Adamali HI. South-West of England's Experience of the Safety and Tolerability Pirfenidone and Nintedanib for the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Front Pharmacol. 2018 Dec 17;9:1480
Sharp C, Lamb H, Jordan N, Edwards A, Gunary R, Meek P, Millar AB, Kendall C, Adamali HDevelopment of tools to facilitate palliative and supportive care referral for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2017
Sharp C, Dodds N, Mayers L, Millar AB, Gunawardena H, Adamali H. The role of biologics in treatment of connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease.
QJM. 2015 Jan 21.
Stock CJ, Sato H, Fonseca C, Banya WA, Molyneaux PL, Adamali H, Russell AM, Denton CP, Abraham DJ, Hansell DM, Nicholson AG, Maher TM, Wells AU, Lindahl GE, Renzoni EA. Mucin 5B promoter polymorphism is associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis but not with development of lung fibrosis in systemic sclerosis or sarcoidosis. Thorax. 2013; 68:436-41.
Adamali HI, Anwar M, Russell AM, Egan J. Non-pharmacological treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Curr Respir Care Rep. 2012; 1(4): 208-215.
Adamali HI, Maher TM. Current and novel drug therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2012;6:261-71.
Adamali H et al. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor enzymatic activity, lung
inflammation, and cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;186:162-9.
Adamali HI, Judge EP, Healy D, Nolke L, Redmond KC, Bartosik W, McCarthy J, Egan JJ. International collobaration: a retrospective study examining the survival of Irishcitizens following lung transplantation in both the UK and Ireland. BMJ Open. 2012:
Judge EP, Fabre A, Adamali HI, Egan JJ. Acute exacerbations and pulmonary hypertension in advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2012;40(1):93-100
Courses offered to GPs
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- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2016
- MD University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2011
- MRCPI Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Dublin, Ireland 2005
- MSC McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1996
- BSC McGill University, Montreal Canada 1995
- MB BCH BAO University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2001
- European Respiratory Society Fellowship Royal Brompton Hospital 2011
Reference number 7034500
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physician UK
American Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
British Lung Foundation
British Thoracic Society
- Spire Bristol Hospital, BS6 6UT
- 16:00 - 18:00
- 0117 980 4000
Post treatment communication
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