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 and Westminster Hospital, he provides general, thoracic and interventional radiology.

He has specialist expertise in:

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

He has served as a panel member for various organisations and groups:


Professor Simon Padley is a consultant radiologist who treats private and NHS patients.

He 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.


Professor Padley’s research interests include:


As well as his peer reviewed output, Professor Padley has delivered more than 60 invited presentations as a faculty member at academic meetings, written multiple review articles, 35 book chapters and has co-authored a book, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.


Professor Padley teaches and speaks at many national and international meetings.

He supervises undergraduate students from Imperial College London who take part in department-based elective projects. He is also a regular panel member on the medical student interview boards at Imperial College London.