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Dr Ghanem Aldik

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine

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About me

Dr Aldik graduated with Distinction from the prestigious Damascus School of medicine in 2003, He completed his specialist Respiratory and Internal Medicine training in the Southwest of England region in 2017. During his training, He acquired extensive knowledge in Pulmonology and general medicine.

Dr Aldik had a fellowship in the Plymouth teaching hospitals developing significant experience in lung cancer, interventional lung-related procedures and teaching medical students.

Since then, Dr Aldik has been working as a consultant in the Royal Surrey NHS foundation trust in Guildford, taking the lead on lung cancer and interventional procedures such as pleural effusion aspirations, bronchoscopy and Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). He established the rapid access lung cancer clinic (RAC) along with a fantastic team of practitioners in the Royal Surrey to deliver the highest standards of lung cancer care in a timely manner.

He treats a wide range of respiratory illnesses - including and not restricted to- Lung cancer, Asthma, Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), interstitial lung diseases (lung scarring), sleep disorders, Bronchiectasis and lung infections.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Aldik has been working on the frontline fighting the virus on daily basis, contributing to the national research and helping his patients overcoming this illness. After hospital discharge, he kept looking after his patients in clinic treating the longer-term complications of the disease (long COVID).

Dr Aldik is a published author in reputable journals such as BMJ, He presented in national conferences (British Thoracic Society, British Thoracic Oncology Group) and international ones (World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology).

When not working, Dr Aldik enjoys spending time with his family (trying to keep the kids from fighting!!!). on a personal level, he is a keen book reader, enjoys football and computer programming.

Areas of interest

Lung cancer; Chronic Cough; Asthma; COPD; Long COVID; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Lung infections and Bronchiectasis.
Procedures: Bronchoscopy; Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS); Chest Ultrasound; Pleural interventions; Thoracoscopy; Cervical Lymph node biopsy.

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