Clinical Lead of the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit Awarded an Honorary Chair

Cardiovascular Science colleagues at the University of Sheffield are celebrating the award of an honorary University Chair to David Kiely. Professor Kiely is the Pulmonary Hypertension Research Theme lead for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Respiratory Medicine Research Executive and the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Phenotype and Bioresource stream of the Sheffield Pulmonary Hypertension Research Network. He collaborates closely with Professor Jim Wild (NIHR Professor of MR methodology), Dr Andrew Swift (INSIGNEO Senior Clinical Fellow in MR Imaging), Dr Allan Lawrie (Senior BHF Fellow, pre-clinical models and drug discovery) and clinical colleagues in pulmonary hypertension Dr Charlie Elliot, Dr Robin Condliffe and Professor Ian Sabroe (Professor of Inflammation Biology).

Professor Kiely’s research is focused on the assessment and classification of pulmonary hypertension and the use of multimodality imaging including in silico approaches. Professor Kiely’s patients have participated in multiple randomized controlled trials in pulmonary hypertension leading to the licensing of new treatments. Professor Kiely is part of a UK-wide collaboration funded by BHF and MRC characterising genes and biomarkers in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Sheila Francis, Head of Cardiovascular Science at the University commented “Everyone in the Department is delighted at this announcement since in Sheffield there is no greater advocate for clinical pulmonary hypertension research and for better outcomes for PAH patients than Professor Kiely”