Pallav Shah

 
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Pallav Shah is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine. He is a lung specialist whose interest in interventional bronchoscopy began with a desire to improve the diagnosis and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer and also to improve palliation for patients with endobronchial disease. He initiated the interventional bronchoscopy course in an effort to spread these techniques as he is a strong believer in education as a means of improving patient care. The course which is now in its fifteenth year is an established annual event held at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart & Lung Institute.


Interventional bronchoscopy is rapidly expanding and the focus is broadening from cancer to the treatment of asthma and severe emphysema. Pallav Shah has been involved in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe asthma with bronchial thermoplasty (RISA & AIR2 trials). He is also involved in the development of novel bronchoscopic techniques for the treatment of severe emphysema. The options that are currently available include the Zephyr valve, Intrabronchial valve, PneumRx coils, Vapor therapy and the Exhale stent (used in Airway Bypass). His current research has extended to COPD with the development of targeted lung denervation and cryospray therapy with the ReJuvenair procedure.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Guys Hospital Medical School


QUALIFICATIONS

MD, MBBS, FRCP


CURRENT POST

Consultant Physician

Royal Brompton Hospital

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital


Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Imperial College


NATIONAL ROLES

Member of Advisory Committee for Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Renal and Respiratory Medicine for the Commission for Human Medicines


Founding Chair of Interventional Pulmonology Specialist Advisory Group to the British Thoracic Society


Specialist Advisor to NICE’s Interventional Procedures Group


Trustee/Director: British Lung Foundation




PERSONAL MOTTO:

“always strive for excellence”MEDICAL SCHOOL


















BOOKS

  1. 1.Atlas of Flexible Bronchoscopy

  2. 2.Sectional Editor GRAYS ANATOMY

  3. 3.Sectional Editor OXFORD TEXTBOOK OF MEDICINE

  4. 4.Chapter in RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

  5. 5.Over 150 peer reviewed publications & 30 chapters in several book

Pallav Shah