Dr Haval Balata is a Consultant Respiratory Physician based at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Specialising in respiratory medicine and thoracic oncology, Dr Balata’s clinical and research interests include the risk reduction, screening and early detection of lung cancer and interventional bronchoscopy. He has published on topics encompassing screening and early detection of lung cancer, diagnostic and treatment pathways as well as post-treatment risk-stratification and surveillance.

Dr Balata enjoys extensive involvement in the pioneering ‘Manchester Lung Health Check’ service for targeted lung cancer screening, having overseen the initial pilot study as part of his PhD thesis in 2016. He is now the active Responsible Clinician for two of the UK’s largest ‘Targeted Lung Health Check’ programmes. His other roles include being the clinical lead for the Interventional Bronchoscopy Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital and clinical lead for the regional Navigation Bronchoscopy service.

Haval Balata

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

Topic: Role of Screening for Lung Cancer