Professor Paul Sidhu from London, United Kingdom, will present the Luigi Oliva Honorary Lecture, titled ‘Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in paediatrics: ready for clinical practice?’ at ECR 2019.
Paul Sidhu is professor of imaging sciences at King’s College London and a consultant radiologist in the Department of Radiology at King’s College Hospital.
He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, now part of Imperial College, in 1982, with honours. He completed his internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on the professorial medical unit, before completing residency positions at the Brompton Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Guy’s Hospital.
Prof. Sidhu spent one year as a fellow in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, and a year as a lecturer in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, before returning to radiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital and King’s College Hospital. He was appointed consultant radiologist at King’s College Hospital in 1996, taking on a dual role in both ultrasound and interventional radiology.
Prof. Sidhu’s research has focused on ultrasound and interventional radiology, and he has published extensively on many aspects of ultrasound, particularly in relation to male health and liver transplantation.
Prof. Sidhu notably pioneered the introduction of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the United Kingdom in 1996 and is recognised as an authority in the application of this technique in clinical practice. His current research interests include the application of CEUS to the testis, radiation dose reduction in children and non-invasive ultrasound in the assessment of liver disease.
He is currently the editor of the European Journal of Ultrasound and was deputy editor of the British Journal of Radiology. He is past-president of the British Medical Ultrasound Society and past-president of the section of radiology of the Royal Society of Medicine. Currently, Prof. Sidhu is president of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB). He is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound and a fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).
Prof. Sidhu is the editor of five books and has published over 275 scientific articles, as well as 60 book chapters. He has also organised numerous teaching courses, predominantly related to ultrasound imaging. Prof. Sidhu is a renowned teacher, involved with the ESR, ESGAR, ESUR and EFSUMB teaching courses, and was awarded the best teacher accolade for the European School of Radiology (ESOR) in 2013. Prof. Sidhu is an active lecturer who has given over 500 presentations at national and international meetings and has also been invited to deliver a number of plenary lectures.
At ECR 2019, Professor Paul Sidhu will present the Luigi Oliva Honorary Lecture titled ‘Contrast enhanced ultrasound in paediatrics: ready for clinical practice?’