Dr Al-Falaheدكتور: الفلاحي

Dr. Al-Falahe

Dr. Al-Falahe

<en>Dr. Al-Falahe

Lead Consultant

Dr Al-Falahe has extensive experience in basic research, applied research and four clinical settings in medicine: family medicine, neurology, neurophysiology and psychiatry. He is an expert in the impact of human behaviour on changes in brain activity.

Patients from different cultural backgrounds demonstrate a wide range of behaviours and values. Working in several different countries has allowed Dr. Al-Falahe to broaden his skills, knowledge and perspective, enabling him to help the patient achieve the best possible recovery.

Working in both the private sector and the National Health Service gave Dr Al-Falahe insight into the different services that are available in each sector.

As lead consultant for a multidisciplinary team at South West London and St George’s University Hospital Trust, Dr. Al-Falahe has developed his leadership skills and has been able to appreciate the role of each team member. Dr Al-Falahe emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork in providing the most effective treatment and management plan for the patient’s recovery.

Dr Al-Falahe’s Achievements

  • Founder of “ILIS: Internationella Läkare I Sverige” (translated: International Doctors In Sweden) and chairman for the first three years of its foundation.
  • Was awarded a prize in 2005 by “ILIS” and the Swedish Medical Association for his work in helping overseas doctors integrate into the Swedish health system.
  • Consultant at a world-leading centre for Bipolar Affective Disorders.
    The centre research program is part of the research program of the Nobel institute. The centre has a capacity of 1200 outpatients with inpatient facilities addressing the need of the bipolar patients during crisis and recovery.
  • Conducted several international studies to find the optimum treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Affective Disorders. The results of these studies were presented at international psychiatric conferences.
  • UK Chief investigator for the BRIDGE screening programme.
    The purpose of this study was to screen patients with depression who might suffer from concealed Bipolar illnesses. 5564 patients were screened world wide. This study will have an impact on the future definition and diagnosis of the Bipolar Affective Spectrum.
  • His PhD research thesis was to understand changes in human brain activity during a learning process. The work was published in international scientific journals, such as: “The Brain”, “Journal of Physiology” and “Acta Physiologica Scandinavica”.
  • Established a laboratory where human movements were studied in 3D (three dimensions). This helped to understand the pain of whiplash patients. The head and jaw movement coordination was also studied.
    The results of these studies were published in the international scientific journal: “NeuroImage”
  • Established a centre to study the socio-psychological impact of immigration on individuals immigrating to Sweden.
    The centre developed treatment programs for patients who had suffered from stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. The treatment programs involved: behaviour therapy, art therapy and medications.
    The results of the treatment programs were published in the scientific journal: “Stress Research Report”
  • Collaborated with the Swedish medical association and the Swedish Society of Medicine to establish a system to help overseas doctors integrate into the Swedish health system. This led to the establishment of 5 institutes at 5 Swedish universities, where hundreds of overseas doctors were trained.</en>