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Professor Simon Padley
Professor Simon Padley
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Professor Simon Padley studied physiology at King’s College London, and medicine at Westminster Hospital Medical School (now part of Imperial College London), graduating in 1984. He completed further training in radiology at Addenbrooke’s, Papworth, and Westminster hospitals. From 1991-2, he spent time at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, as part of a thoracic imaging fellowship.

Since 1994, Professor Padley has been a consultant radiologist at Royal Brompton, Harefield and Chelsea & Westminster hospitals. He is also an honorary consultant at Royal Marsden Hospital.

In 2015, Professor Padley became director of radiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a professor of practice in diagnostic and interventional radiology at Imperial College London, in the lung division for the National Heart and Lung Institute.

Clinical expertise

Professor Simon Padley is cardiac and thoracic radiologist, specialising in thoracic and vascular imaging and intervention, and general body imaging.

He leads the interventional radiology service and co-leads lung cancer and cardiac CT services. In his role at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, he provides general, thoracic and interventional radiology.

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Medical Procedures

  • Tthoracic high resolution CT scanning
  • Thoracic MR scanning
  • Broncial and pulmonary angiography
  • Thoracic intervention and ultrasound
  • Cardiac CT angiography
  • Functional and morphological assessment

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Special Interests

  • Professor Simon Padley provides interventional radiology services related to lung cancer and vascular intervention. His technical skills include:

    • complex lung intervention, including biopsy
    • fiducial marker placement
    • radiofrequency and microwave ablation
    • endovascular stenting
    • venous access
    • bronchial artery embolisation


Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1984 University of London

Specialist Register entry date

Clinical radiology From 28 May 1996

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Radiology

Radiological Society of North America

British Society of Thoracic Imaging

European Society of Thoracic Imaging

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

Society of Cardiac Computered Tomography