Dr Gulam Haji, BSc MBBS MRCP and MRCP (Resp) PhD, was appointed to his current NHS post is 2017 as a Consultant Pulmonologist within the National Pulmonary Hypertension service at Hammersmith Hospital - Imperial College NHS Trust. He is the Co-lead for the cardio-pulmonary exercise service and the trust joint lead for venous thromboembolism. He sees private patients at One Heart Clinic. He has a meticulous approach to diagnosis and management.
His areas of expertise include:
- Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Embolism
- Exercise intolerance and cardio-respiratory symptoms, such as breathlessness
- Post COVID/post viral unexplained breathlessness and exertional limitation
- Cardio-pulmonary physiology
- Exercise physiology and performance
- General respiratory medicine - obstructive airways disease (COPD and Asthma)
Education & Training
Dr Haji undertook his medical training at Imperial College School of Medicine and for his higher specialist training was appointed to the prestigious North West London programme in Respiratory Medicine where he worked within the asthma, interstitial lung disease, sleep and ventilation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease units at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He completed his PhD studying exercise intolerance and mitochondrial function within airways and skeletal muscle in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This research was undertaken at the Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College. This is where he developed significant expertise in cardio-pulmonary and musculoskeletal physiology, and exercise testing.
Following the award of his PhD, Dr Haji has continued to actively engage in research and has presented nationally and internationally at conferences and continues to publish in peer reviewed journals. He is currently an investigator for clinical studies in pulmonary hypertension and also exercise rehabilitation. He has an interest in wearable devices and how these can be used to track health and performance.