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Dr Kieran McHugh

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
Dr Kieran McHugh


Dr Kieran McHugh has been a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist since 1993, initially at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 1997.  

Dr McHugh is the paediatric section editor for the European Journal of Radiology, the British Journal of Radiology and Cancer Imaging. Dr McHugh is currently the radiology lead for the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (neuroblastoma) and European Paediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Groups 

Dr McHugh has written on a wide range of topics with over 120 peer reviewed articles, plus published case reports, commentaries, letters, numerous book chapters, e-learning modules and he is the sole author of a textbook on paediatric radiology. He has been involved in many successful research grant applications. 


  • Understanding and interpreting all aspects of paediatric diagnostic imaging 
  • Radiology of paediatric oncology 


  • MBBCh, University College, Galway, Ireland (1982)
  • Paediatric Radiology Fellowships in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, Australia
  • BAO 


  • FRCR 
  • FRCPI 
  • DCH 
  • LMCC 
  • Former Chairman of the British Society of Paediatric Radiology 
  • Former member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Radiographers 

Dr McHugh’s main interests are in paediatric oncology imaging and general paediatric radiology. 

News & Publications

McDonald, K., Duffy, P., Chowdhury, T., McHugh, K., 2013. Added value of abdominal cross-sectional imaging (CT or MRI) in staging of Wilms' tumours. Clinical Radiology. 68(1) pp. 16-20. 

Pearce, M.S., Salotti, J.A., Little, M.P., McHugh, K., Lee, C., Kim, K.P., Howe, N.L., Ronckers, C.M., Rajaraman, P., Sir Craft, A.W., Parker, L., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., 2012. Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood and subsequent risk of leukaemia and brain tumours: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet. 380 (9840) pp. 499-505.  

Wessely, K., Biassoni, L., McHugh, K., 2011. Pitfalls in paediatric oncology imaging. Cancer Imaging. 11 pp. 144-54.  

Shah, V., Shah, S., Barnacle, A., Sebire, N.J., Brock, P., Harper, J.I., McHugh, K., 2011. Mediastinal involvement in lymphangiomatosis: a previously unreported MRI sign. Pediatric Radiology. 41(8) pp. 985-92).  

McHugh, K., Afaq, A., Broderick, N., Gabra, H.O., Roebuck, D.J., Elliott, M.J. 2010. Tracheomegaly: a complication of fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion in the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pediatric Radiology. 40(5) pp. 674-80. 

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