David G Kiely BSc Hons, MD, FRCP

David KielyConsultant Respiratory Physician, Director of the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit and Honorary Professor of Pulmonary Vascular Medicine

Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit
Room M15, M-floor
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

Email: david.kiely@sth.nhs.uk
NHS Secretary: Lisa Shephard and Dawn Stevens
Tel: +44(0)114 271 2132
Email: lisa.shephard@sth.nhs.uk and dawn.stevens@sth.nhs.uk
Fax: +44(0)114 271 1718


I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 and undertook a period of postgraduate research in Dundee examining the effects of hypoxia, hypercapnia and vasoactive peptides on the pulmonary circulation in man. I completing my clinical training in Cambridge and Papworth and was appointed as the Director of the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit, in 2001. Our pulmonary hypertension unit is one of the largest in Europe and assesses and manages all forms of adult pulmonary hypertension. With colleagues I am also involved in delivering integrated services for patients with pulmonary embolism, managing the respiratory complications of connective disease and providing acute respiratory services.

Research Interests:

I am the Pulmonary Hypertension Research Theme lead on the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Respiratory Medicine Research Executive and lead the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Phenotype and Bioresource stream of the Sheffield Pulmonary Hypertension Research Network, where I collaborate closely with Jim Wild and Andrew Swift (Imaging), Allan Lawrie (Pre-clinical models and drug discovery) and my clinical colleagues in pulmonary hypertension Charlie Elliot, Robin Condliffe, Ian Sabore and Thanos Charalampopoulos. My research is primarily focused on the assessment and classification of pulmonary hypertension and the use of multimodality imaging. I am particularly interested in the use of imaging modalities to understand more about pulmonary vascular disease and I am collaborating with colleagues to understand more about pulmonary vascular disease using modelling and using an in silico approach (Insigneo). I have participated in multiple randomized controlled trials in pulmonary hypertension leading to the licensing of new treatments and have helped translate new imaging techniques into routine clinical practice. I currently participate in a number of research studies funded by the NIHR, MRC and BHF and am part of a UK collaboration characterizing genes and biomarkers in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Teaching Interests:

I am involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching of students and I organise the British Thoracic Society Short Course on Pulmonary Hypertension.

Professional Activities:

  • Fellow American College of Chest Physicians (2000), Fellow Royal College of Physicians (2009), Fellow European Society of Cardiology (2010), Fellow of Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (2011).
  • Director of National Pulmonary Hypertension Centre Sheffield (2001 onwards).
  • Board Member of International Workshop on Pulmonary Functional Imaging (2009 onwards).
  • Chair of the Pulmonary Vascular Specialist Advisory Group to the British Thoracic Society (2009-2012).
  • Board member of Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Pulmonary Hypertension (2012 onwards).
  • Chair of the UK and Ireland Pulmonary Hypertension Physicians Committee (April 2013 onwards).
  • Board member of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit Reference Group (2013 onwards).
  • Member of the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine (2013 onwards).
  • Member of editorial board Pulmonary Circulation (2015 onwards).
  • Leader of PVRI Task force on Imaging and member of PVRI Task Force on Women’s Health.


For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles