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Last updated: 21 Apr 2020
Professor Pallav Shah works as a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He is also Honorary Consultant Physician to the Royal Marsden Hospital & the Royal Hospital Chelsea and a Professor in Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College, London.
He is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of respiratory disease. He leads the Lung Cancer and Bronchoscopy Service for the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He is particularly interested in interventional bronchoscopy and its application to respiratory medicine. He has pioneered several novel procedures for the treatment of lung diseases such as bronchial thermoplasty for asthma and lung volume reduction for emphysema. He uses techniques such as placing endobronchial valves, airway bypass procedure, insertion of RePneu Lung volume reduction coils and vapour therapy for severe emphysema. He is currently developing new treatments for COPD: targeted lung denervation and the RejuvenAir procedure with liquid nitrogen metered cryospray. In lung cancer he offers treatments such as cryotherapy through to the insertion of gold markers which enables treatment with the CyberKnife.
He is active in both the research and development of new treatments. He is a Professor at Imperial College and has over 200 papers and several books including his contribution as sectional editor of the thoracic section of Grays Anatomy (39th edition) and the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (6th edition). He has also written a novel Atlas of bronchoscopy which provides guidance on all aspects of bronchoscopy from basic anatomy through to interventional procedures.
Areas of interest
Bronchoscopy; Interventional bronchoscopy; Lung cancer; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Emphysema, Asthma; rare lung diseases;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Royal Brompton Hospital
He is active in both the research and development of new treatments. He is Professor in Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College, London.
March 2018: Gold Medal Awarded from Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh for Andrew Cairns Douglas Lecture: Therapeutic Bronchoscopy:
July 2019 Fellow of the European Respiratory Society
over 200 papers and several books including his contribution as sectional editor of the thoracic section of Grays Anatomy (39th edition), oxford textbook of medicine and author of a Bronchoscopy textbook and chief editor of Essentials in Clinical Pulmonology.
Featured in Tatler best Doctor Guide (2013)
- MD University of London 1995
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2003
- FERS European Respiratory Society 2019
- MBBS Guys Hospital Medical School 1989
Reference number 3321818
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in General (Internal) Medicine & Respiratory Medicine, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Thoracic Society, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Royal College of Physicians, World Association of Bronchology & Bronch-Oesophalagy
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