David G Kiely BSc Hons, MD, FRCP
Consultant 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
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 the world 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 assessing fitness for emerging therapies such as autologous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.
I am the Pulmonary Hypertension Research Theme lead on the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Respiratory Medicine Research Executive and a Co-director of Donald Heath Research 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 Robin Condliffe, Charlie Elliot, , Ian Sabore and Thanos Charalampopoulos. My research is primarily focused on the assessment and classification of pulmonary hypertension and the use of multimodality imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to improve the diagnosis and classification of pulmonary hypertension. 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, Wellcome Trust and BHF and am part of a UK collaboration characterizing genes and biomarkers in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. In 2017 I received an award from the NIHR and Royal College of Physicians recognizing an outstanding contribution to research in the NHS.
I am involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching of students and deliver invited lectures at national and international meetings.
- 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).
- Board member of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit Reference Group (2013 onwards).
- Member of the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine (2013 onwards).
- Board member of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialist Respiratory Medicine (2016 onwards).
- Lead of the PVRI Imaging Task force and a member of PVRI Task Force on Women’s Health (2016 onwards).
- Board member of Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Pulmonary Hypertension (2012-2016).
- Chair of the UK and Ireland Pulmonary Hypertension Physicians Committee (April 2013-2016).
- Chair of the Pulmonary Vascular Specialist Advisory Group to the British Thoracic Society (2009-2012).
For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.
- Swift AJ, Capener D, Johns C, Hamilton N, Rothman A, Elliot C, Condliffe R, Charalampopoulos A, Rajaram S, Lawrie A , Campbell MJ et al (2017) Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Prognostic Evaluation of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 196(2). View this article in WRRO
- Billings CG, Hurdman JA, Condliffe RA, Elliot CA, Smith IA, Austin M, Armstrong IJ, Hamilton N, Charalampopoulos A, Sabroe I , Swift AJ et al (2017) Incremental Shuttle Walking Test Distance and Autonomic Dysfunction Predict Survival in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. View this article in WRRO
- Rajaram S, Swift AJ, Condliffe R, Johns C, Elliot CA, Hill C, Davies C, Hurdman J, Sabroe I, Wild JM & Kiely DG (2015) CT features of pulmonary arterial hypertension and its major subtypes: a systematic CT evaluation of 292 patients from the ASPIRE Registry. Thorax, 70(4), 382-387. View this article in WRRO
- Swift AJ, Rajaram S, Capener D, Elliot C, Condliffe R, Wild JM & Kiely DG (2014) LGE Patterns in Pulmonary Hypertension Do Not Impact Overall Mortality. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 7(12), 1209-1217.
- Condliffe R, Elliot CA, Hughes RJ, Hurdman J, Maclean RM, Sabroe I, van Veen JJ & Kiely DG (2014) Management dilemmas in acute pulmonary embolism.. Thorax, 69(2), 174-180. View this article in WRRO
- Swift AJ, Rajaram S, Campbell MJ, Hurdman J, Thomas S, Capener D, Elliot C, Condliffe R, Wild JM & Kiely DG (2014) Prognostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging measurements corrected for age and sex in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 7(1), 100-106.
- Rajaram S, Swift AJ, Davies C, Hill C, Jenkins D, Goddard M, Condliffe R, Elliot CA, Wild JM & Kiely DG (2013) Primary pulmonary artery sarcoma and coexisting chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 188(5), e7-e8.
- Swift AJ, Rajaram S, Hurdman J, Hill C, Davies C, Sproson TW, Morton AC, Capener D, Elliot C, Condliffe R , Wild JM et al (2013) Noninvasive estimation of PA pressure, flow, and resistance with CMR imaging: derivation and prospective validation study from the ASPIRE registry.. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 6(10), 1036-1047.
- Snowden JA, Akil M & Kiely DG (2013) Improving safety in autologous HSCT for systemic sclerosis.. Lancet, 381(9872), 1081-1083.
- Rajaram S, Swift AJ, Telfer A, Hurdman J, Marshall H, Lorenz E, Capener D, Davies C, Hill C, Elliot C , Condliffe R et al (2013) 3D contrast-enhanced lung perfusion MRI is an effective screening tool for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: results from the ASPIRE Registry.. Thorax, 68(7), 677-678.
- Kiely DG, Elliot CA, Sabroe I & Condliffe R (2013) Pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis and management.. BMJ, 346, f2028.
- Hurdman J, Condliffe R, Elliot CA, Swift A, Rajaram S, Davies C, Hill C, Hamilton N, Armstrong IJ, Billings C , Pollard L et al (2013) Pulmonary hypertension in COPD: results from the ASPIRE registry.. Eur Respir J, 41(6), 1292-1301.
- Swift AJ, Rajaram S, Condliffe R, Capener D, Hurdman J, Elliot CA, Wild JM & Kiely DG (2012) Diagnostic accuracy of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of right ventricular morphology and function in the assessment of suspected pulmonary hypertension results from the ASPIRE registry.. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson, 14, 40. View this article in WRRO
- Hurdman J, Condliffe R, Elliot CA, Davies C, Hill C, Wild JM, Capener D, Sephton P, Hamilton N, Armstrong IJ , Billings C et al (2012) ASPIRE registry: assessing the Spectrum of Pulmonary hypertension Identified at a REferral centre.. Eur Respir J, 39(4), 945-955.
- Condliffe R, Kiely DG, Peacock AJ, Corris PA, Gibbs JSR, Vrapi F, Das C, Elliot CA, Johnson M, DeSoyza J , Torpy C et al (2009) Connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension in the modern treatment era.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 179(2), 151-157.
- Olschewski H, Simonneau G, Galie N, Higenbottam T, Naeije R, Rubin LJ, Nikkho S, Speich R, Hoeper MM, Behr J , Winkler J et al (2002) Inhaled iloprost for severe pulmonary hypertension. NEW ENGL J MED, 347(5), 322-329.