Dr Haidar Alwan-Walker

Consultant GI/GI Interventional and Paediatric Radiologist

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Haidar Alwan-Walker


Medico-Legal experience

Dr Haidar Alwan-Walker has undergone expert witness training and is registered with APIL, National Crime Agency (NCA) and the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. He is happy to represent both Claimant and Defendant law firms in both personal injury and clinical negligence actions. Dr Alwan-Walker can usually turnaround reports within 6-8 weeks, sooner if required.

Clinical Practice & Experience

In August 2008, Dr Haidar Alwan-Walker qualified as a Radiology Specialist Registrar; he remained in this position at the North-West Radiology Training Scheme until August 2014, when he became a Consultant Radiologist at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe Hospital). Dr Alwan-Walker was also Clinical Director at the Wythenshawe Hospital Radiology Department between July 2017 and April 2018.


Dr Alwan-Walker has a keen interest in digital health and informatics, with experience in deployment of major IT systems by working closely with IT/Informatics colleagues. He was involved in the deployment of the Radiology Information System at his trust in May 2014, and in the procurement and deployment of the new Greater Manchester PACS systems in Sept 2021, and is currently involved in the deployment of a new Electronic Patient Record system at his trust.

Clinical Interests

Dr Alwan-Walker has special interests in all aspects of Gastrointestinal (GI) and GI Interventional Radiology, as well as General Paediatric radiology.

Research Interests

Dr Alwan-Walker has been involved in several significant projects, including the deployment of the CRIS system and the Cancer Vanguard Project. He was also a board member of the Greater Manchester regional picture archiving and communications system (PACS) procurement between 2014 and 2019 and is currently the Clinical Lead for the same within the Radiology Department, having a heavy involvement in the deployment within the Trust.

Management Experience

IT/PACS Clinical Lead For Radiology, MFT (2018 - current) Radiology Clinical Director (July 2017 - April 2018) GM PACS procurement board (2015 - 2018) MFT PACS board (2020 - current)

Summary of Publications

Dr Haidar Alwan-Walker was involved in the research into the imaging of blast injuries following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017; “Bomb blast imaging: bringing order to chaos”, Clinical Radiology Journal, May 2018.He has also contributed to the publications “Temporary Caecostomy in Large Bowel Obstruction in Neutropenic Colitis” and “Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tongue base: A case report and clinical review of head and neck plasmacytoma”.

Teaching & Training

Dr Alwan-Walker has vast experience in teaching; he is currently the Education Supervisor, as well as Clinical Supervisor for trainees in Radiology. Since 2015, Dr Alwan-Walker has also been an Appraiser for consultants in the Radiology Department, and now appraises 4-6 consultants yearly. He has also qualified in the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) 2A and 2B in teaching, and is an OSCE examiner. Dr Alwan-Walker provides Interventional Radiology teaching and has also been involved in the Radiology Specialty Trainee, first year (ST1) interviews in London.

Prizes and Awards

Memberships of Professional Bodies & Learned Societies

The British Society of Interventional Radiologists (BIR)

The British Society of Paediatric Radiologists (BSPR)

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

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