About Professor Sujal Desai

Consultant Radiologist

Lung Health

Sub-specialties: Interstitial Lung Diseases, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Airways Diseases, Respiratory Medicine.

Professor Desai spent time at Royal Brompton Hospital and, after completing the MRCP (UK), he entered formal radiology training at King’s College Hospital Medical School. Professor Desai was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for achievement in the Part I FRCR examination and the Rohan Williams Medal for the Part II FRCR examination.

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Professor Desai spent time at Royal Brompton Hospital and, after completing the MRCP (UK), he entered formal radiology training at King’s College Hospital Medical School. Professor Desai was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for achievement in the Part I FRCR examination and the Rohan Williams Medal for the Part II FRCR examination.

Areas of Expertise

Professor Desai has specialist expertise in the following areas of lung imaging:

About Professor Sujal Desai

Professor Sujal Desai radiologist with both a national and international reputation in lung imaging.

Alongside his work at OneWelbeck, Professor Sujal Desai is a Consultant Radiologist (Royal Brompton & Harfield NHS Foundation Trust and a Professor of Practice (Thoracic Imaging), National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Personal Biography

Professor Desai trained in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, qualifying in 1987. As senior house officer, Professor Desai spent time at Royal Brompton Hospital and, after completing the MRCP (UK), he entered formal radiology training at King’s College Hospital Medical School.

Professor Desai was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for achievement in the Part I FRCR examination and the Rohan Williams Medal for the Part II FRCR examination. Following core radiology training Professor Desai undertook research at Royal Brompton Hospital, under the supervision of Professor David Hansell (his predecessor in the post he now holds), being awarded an MD for his thesis on structural-functional correlations in fibrosing lung disease.

Additional Information

Memberships

  • Member: The Fleischner Society; the Society of Thoracic Radiology; British Society of Thoracic Imaging; European Society of Radiology & The Radiological Society of North America
  • Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
  • Past President, European Society of Thoracic Imaging (2011-2012)
  • Deputy Editor (Chest), European Radiology (2014-2020)

Awards

  • University of London, Distinction in Medicine (1987)
  • The Phillip Seth Bellasco Prize in Medicine, University College London (1987)
  • Frank Doyle Medal (Part I FRCR; 1992)
  • Rohan Williams Medal (Part II FRCR; 1994)

Research Highlights

Key Publications

  • Bartlett EC, Kemp SV, Ridge CA, Desai SR, Mirsadraee S, Morjaria JB, Shah PL, Popat S, Nicholson AG, Rice AJ, Begum S, Mani A, Derbyshire J, Morris K, Chen M, Peacock C, Addis J, Martins M, Kaye SB, Padley SPG, Devaraj A. Baseline results of the West London lung cancer screening pilot study — impact of mobile scanners and dual-risk model utilisation Lung Cancer 2020 (In Press)
  • Patel BV, Arachchillage D, Ridge CA, Bianchi P, Doyle JF, Garfield B, Ledot S, Morgan C, Passariello M, Price S, Singh S, Tahluria L, Trenfield S, Trimlett R, Weaver C, Wort SJ, Xu T, Padley SPG, Devaraj A, Desai SR. Pulmonary angiopathy in severe Covid-19: physiologic, imaging and hematologic observations Am J Respir Crit Care Medicine 2020 (In Press)
  • George P, Hida T, Putman R, Hino T, Desai SR, Devaraj A, Kumar S, Mackintosh J, Gudnason V, Hatabu H, Gudmund G, Hunninghake G. Hiatus hernia and interstitial lung abnormalities. European Respiratory Journal 2020 (In Press)
  • Jacob J, Aksman L, Mogulkoc N, Proctor AJ, Cholipour B, cross G, barnett J, Brereton CJ, Jones MG, van Moorsel CH, van Es W, van Been F, veltkamp M, Desai SR, Judge E, Burd T, Kokosi M, Savas R, Bavraktaroglou S, Altmann A, Wells AU. Serial CT analysis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: comparison of visual features that determine patient outcome Thorax 2020 (In Press)
  • Orton CM, Garner JL, Desai SR, Kemp SV, Shah PL. Aspergillus cavitation complicating endobronchial lung volume reduction coil placement Am J Respir Crit Care Medicine 2019 (In Press).
  • Barnett J, Molyneaux PL, Rawal B, Abdullah R, Hare SS, Vancheeswaran R, Desai SR, Maher TM, Wells AU, Devaraj A. Variable Utility of Mosaic Attenuation to Distinguish Fibrotic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. European Respiratory Journal 2019;25:54.
  • Mackintosh J, Desai SR, Adamali H, Patel K, Chua F, Devaraj A, Kouranos V, Kokosi M, Margaritopoulos G, Renzoni E, Wells AU, Molyneaux P, Kumar S, Maher T,George P. In Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis the Presence of Hiatus Hernia is Associated with Disease Progression and Mortality European Respiratory Journal 2019;23:53-
  • Nair AA, Bartlett E, Walsh SLF, Wells AU, Navani N, Hardavella G, Bhalla S, Devaraj A, Goo JM, Klein J, MacMahon H, Schaefer-Prokop C, Seo J-B, Sverzellati N, Desai SR. Variable radiologic lung nodule evaluation leads to divergent management recommendations. European Respiratory Journal 2018;52:1801359 (https:// doi.org/10.1183).
  • Jacob J, Odink A, Brun AL, Macaluso C, de Lauretis A, Kokosi M, Devaraj A, Desai SR, Renzoni E, Wells AU. Functional associations of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis and emphysema with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Respiratory Medicine 2018;138:95-101
  • Jacob J, Bartholomai BJ, Rajagopalan S, van Moorsel CHM, van ES HW, van Beek ET, Struik MHL, Kokosi M, Egashira R, Brun AL, Nair A, Walsh SLF, Cross G, Barnett J, de Lauretis A, Judge EP, Desai SR, Karwoski R, Ourselin S, Renzoni E, Maher TM, Altmann A, Wells AU. Predicting Outcomes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Using Automated Computed Tomographic Analysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2018;198:767-776.