Dr IAN McCAFFERTY

Bsc MB BS MRCP FRCR

Dr Ian McCafferty is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist working in Birmingham.

In diagnostic radiology (DR) he undertakes imaging in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. He has specialist interest in gastrointestinal, vascular and urogenital radiology with research interests in non-invasive techniques to diagnose cancer early. These include CT Colonography (Virtual Colonography or CTC) & MR Enterography (MRE) for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer and multiparametric MRI of the prostate gland (mp-MRIP) to diagnose early prostate cancer.

In interventional radiology (IR) he specialises in a wide range of minimally invasive procedures and has specific interests in Vascular access (Hickman lines & Port insertions), Tumour ablation (RFA & Cryoablation), Urological intervention, Treatment & Diagnosis of Vascular Malformations, Paediatric intervention and Vascular Embolisation (treatment of fibroids and prostate enlargement).

Dr Ian McCafferty attended University College London & the Middlesex Hospital obtaining an intercalated degree in Immunology in 1986, and qualifying in Medicine in 1989. Following a period working in Australia, he returned to the south coast of England to a medical rotation in Bournemouth and Poole Hospital’s obtaining his membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). He undertook a 5yr-training program in radiology in the West Midlands Deanery scheme obtaining full Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1996. During this period he became interested in gastrointestinal, urological and interventional radiology. After completing an interventional radiology fellowship at John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospital’s Oxford he returned to Birmingham to take up his consultant post at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (Centre for Defence Medicine) in 1999. In 2001 he was appointed honorary consultant interventional radiologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

As a consultant Dr Ian McCafferty has introduced numerous new and novel techniques at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in he field of embolisation and cancer diagnosis and treatment. He is a director of the Quality and Outcomes Research Unit and has previous interventional radiology lead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham delivering a 24hr on call service and successful design and move into the new hospital.

Dr Ian McCafferty is a member of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR), Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR USA), Society of Paediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR), British Society of Genitourinary Radiology (BSUR) and British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. He is also a member of The Radiology Clinic.

He is a keen educationalist having previously been deputy head of the West Midlands Radiology Scheme and Chair of the BSIR Educational committee (4yrs service). He is currently educational supervisor to interventional radiology trainees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He is currently immediate past Chair of the BSIR Scientific program committee (4yrs service).

Currently he is co-founder of two national special interest groups to promote the provision of services and outcomes to patients. The Interventional Oncology UK (IOUK) special interest group promotes interventional minimal invasive cancer treatments and the Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group (VASIG) promotes the management of patients with rare vascular anomalies to improve patient outcomes. He is due to take up the national post of Secretary of the British Society of Interventional Radiology in November 2015.