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Dr. Favas Thaivalappil

MRCP, FRCP, CCT, Post-CCT Fellowship
Consultant Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine, Head of Sleep Center
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en Hi ML


Dr. Favas Thaivalappil is a Consultant in Pulmonology with 24 years’ experience in the medical field. After graduating from India in 1998, he trained in General Internal Medicine at Kent & Sussex Deanery and Oxford Radcliffe Trust, England. He completed his Respiratory Medicine higher specialist training at Wales Deanery, working across Wales from 2008 until 2015. Dr. Favas holds a board certification (CCT) in General Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine from 2014. He then completed a Royal College of Physician- accredited Post- CCT Fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Ventilation at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, a world-leading lung and heart hospital. 

Dr. Favas joined Mubadala Health Networks from Swansea Bay University Health Board, UK, where he was a substantiative Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine, General Internal Medicine. He was the Clinical Lead for Sleep Medicine and Ventilation services and played a key role in setting up a Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) unit and Home Mechanical Ventilation service dedicated to people suffering from breathing failure. He was also the Head of Department for Respiratory Medicine at Morriston Hospital. 


All aspects of General Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine and Ventilation; COPD; Asthma; Bronchiectasis; Interstitial Lung Disease; Pleural Effusion, Lung Cancer and Bronchoscopy; Pulmonary Infection; Sleep Disorders & Ventilatory Failure; Unexplained Breathlessness, Hemoptysis and Chronic Cough. 

Awards & Accreditations

FRCP (UK)  Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)  

Examiner of MRCP PACES examinations conducted by Royal College of Physicians (UK)  

First doctor in the UK to complete a Royal College of Physician accredited Post-CCT Fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Ventilation 

Dr. Favas served as Wales National Respiratory Medicine training organizer. He was also educational and clinical supervisor for many medical undergraduates, foundation trainees, core medical and higher specialist trainee doctors in the UK, throughout his career. He has had publications in various medical journals and made contributions to clinical research 

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