Dr Ian McCafferty is a distinguished consultant diagnostic and interventional radiologist, based in Birmingham. He undertakes a wide range of diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures such as ultrasound, CT, and MRI, with a special interest in vascular access, oncological tumour ablation, management of vascular malformations and vascular embolisation, gastrointestinal, vascular, and urogenital radiology.
As a consultant radiologist, Dr Ian McCafferty specialises in the use of medical imaging to help reach a diagnosis and assess options for treatment, his expertise in interventional radiology allows him to treat medical conditions via minimally invasive surgery using imaging as guidance.
Dr McCafferty originally trained at the University College London, and at Middlesex Hospital before spending a year working in Australia. Dr McCafferty undertook a year's fellowship at the world-renowned John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, before moving to the West Midlands and being appointed consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 1999.
He has pioneered a number of minimally invasive techniques and treatments, and is involved in a number of committees aimed at furthering the development of his field. Dr McCafferty is the supporting interventional radiologist for the National Centre for Lymphangiomyomatosis (LAM), based in Nottingham, a nationally commissioned service for renal complications. In addition, Dr McCafferty dedicates time to teaching and training where he has been instrumental in developing the radiology curriculum and assessment tools. He regularly lectures nationally and internationally, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.