Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Respiratory Medicine



+44 (0)20 7351 8021pallav.shah




Fulham RoadRoyal Brompton Campus





Pallav Shah is a Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK. 

He is Honorary Consultant Physician to the Royal Marsden Hospital & also the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

He qualified from Guy’s Hospital Medical School and trained in General & Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital.

He leads the Bronchoscopy Service for the Royal Brompton Hospital and particularly interventional bronchoscopy. His current research interests involve the role of novel bronchoscopic treatments in airways diseases. This ranges from valves or umbrellas to achieve bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in patients with heterogenous emphysema through to the role of stents to create collateral airways in homogenous emphysema. He is also involved in the treatment of asthma with bronchial thermoplasty.

He is founding chair of the bronchoscopy advisory group for the British Thoracic Society and also a member of the Lung cancer and mesothelioma advisory group for the Society.

He is the lead clinician for lung cancer services at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He is also involved in the development of bronchoscopic techniques for lung cancer detection and management. His other research interests cover the broad area of airways disease particularly airway inflammation and physical properties of airway secretions. He runs an annual interventional bronchoscopy course and is the sectional editor of the thoracic section of Grays Anatomy (39th edition).


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kemp SV, Zoumot Z, Mahadeva R, et al., 2014, Pneumothorax after Endobronchial Valve Treatment: No Drain, No Gain?, Respiration, Vol:87, ISSN:0025-7931, Pages:452-455

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