The Committee

 

President

Dr Graham Robinson, Bath

Graham is a Consultant Radiologist at the Royal United Hospital Bath and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease. He is radiology lead for Bath’s regional shared care pulmonary hypertension service that has a catchment area of > 4million. He is also Imaging Lead for the interstitial lung disease service. He is currently exploring roles of AI in pulmonary hypertension and co-running a 4yr NIHR funded study in pulmonary embolism. Graham is an advisory editor to the Clinical Radiology journal and an ex-member of the RCR Professional Learning and Development Committee.

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Honorary Secretary

Dr Anthony Edey, Bristol

Bio and photo to follow shortly!

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Treasurer

Dr Sam Hare, London

Dr Sam Hare is a consultant chest radiologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Sam also represents the Royal College of Radiologists on the British Lung Foundation Lung Taskforce. 

After completing formal radiology training in the UK between 2004-2009 he undertook a thoracic radiology fellowship in North America (2009-2010). Sam was subsequently appointed to the position of consultant thoracic radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital in Canada specialising in: (i) complex lung biopsy techniques and (ii) lung cancer screening & diagnosis. He returned to the NHS in 2011 and currently runs the innovative ambulatory lung biopsy service at the Royal Free London NHS Trust. The service has been recognised with several national prizes: NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Cancer Care; BMJ Award for Cancer Team of the Year; HSJ Acute Sector Innovation award (all 2016).

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Past President

Professor Anand Devaraj, London

Anand was appointed consultant radiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London in 2014 and previously has worked as a consultant radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and St George’s Hospital, London. He trained in thoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, during which time he successfully completed his MD thesis on the role of CT in pulmonary hypertension. He has published several papers on the subjects of CT in lung cancer screening, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, and is regularly invited to speak at national and international scientific meetings. Anand was President of the BSTI from 2016 to 2019.

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Lead for Courses

Dr Ruth McStay, Newcastle

Ruth is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. She qualified and trained in the North East of England, completing MRCP and FRCR there prior to a short spell in Melbourne. She is the radiology lead for CT and pulmonary hypertension but her other interests lie in transplant imaging, lung cancer and paediatric congenital heart disease. Ruth also has a keen interest in training and education, contributing both locally and nationally in those areas. She runs the annual BTS Radiology for Chest Physicians course in Newcastle and teaches on many BTS and BSTI courses (including thoracic ultrasound). 

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Lead for Standards & Guidelines

Dr Jonathan Rodrigues, Bath

Jonathan is a Consultant Radiologist at The Royal United Hospital Bath. During Clinical Radiology training in the Severn Deanery, he completed a PhD in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at The Bristol Heart Institute. Post-CCT, he undertook a thoracic imaging fellowship at Toronto General Hospital and The University of Toronto. He is the Imaging lead for the NIHR West of England clinical research network and is involved in multicentre cardiac and thoracic imaging research. Jonathan also currently sits on the Royal college of Radiologists professional learning and development committee as the thoracic lead.

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Lead for Communication

Dr Arjun Nair, London

Arjun is a Consultant Radiologist with a sub-specialty interest in cardiothoracic imaging and research at University College London Hospital, and the Joint Clinical Lead for the National Targeted Lung Health Checks Programme in England. Arjun’s research interests include implementation, standardisation and quality assurance of lung cancer screening, integrating imaging biomarkers of cardiopulmonary health, and imaging of diffuse lung disease. He is currently an Advisory Editor to European Radiology, Clinical Radiology, and the British Journal of Radiology.

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Lead for Education

Dr Annette Johnstone, Leeds

Annette is a Less Than Full Time Cardiothoracic Radiologist based at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Following the FRCR she achieved a diploma in medical education. She undertakes regular cardiothoracic diagnostic and interventional work as well as MDTs, teaching, acute radiology and on call.  Annette is a core member of the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial Radiology team and enjoys the lung biopsy challenges this has brought! She is also the Cardiac CT lead and the Consultant mentor for Less Than Full Time Trainees on the West Yorkshire training scheme.  

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Lead for Research

Dr Joe Jacob, London

Joe is an academic radiologist whose primary research interest is the use of computer tools to quantify lung damage. He was awarded a 5-year Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship in 2018 at University College London, to evaluate the role of computer analysis of CT imaging to detect lung cancer screening populations. Other research interests, based at the Centre for Medical Image Computing at University College London relate to the use of computer-analysis of CT imaging in fibrosing lung diseases and airways diseases. He has co-authored over 45 peer-reviewed papers, and won national and international awards for his work.

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Trainee Representative

Dr Sandeep Upile, Manchester

Bio and photo to follow shortly!

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