Meet the Interventional Radiology Team

Dr Simon McGuirk


Consultant Paediatric Radiologist

Dr Simon P McGuirk
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Lead IR Radiographer

Will Thacker –

Visiting consultants from University Hospital Birmingham

Dr Ian McCafferty

Dr Ian McCafferty, Consultant Radiologist and Interventional Radiologist


Dr McCafferty qualified from University College London in 1989. He trained in radiology in the West Midlands training program and undertook an Interventional Fellowship at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford before staring at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 1999. His main interests in diagnostic imaging are in gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders and in interventional radiology include complex embolisation, vascular malformations, venous interventions and interventional oncology. Dr McCafferty is a keen educationist and has previously been deputy head of the West Midlands Radiology scheme, Co-founder of the British Society of Urogenital Society (BSUR), past Chair of the Educational committee and current Chair of the Scientific Program Committee at the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR).

Dr Robert Jones

Dr Robert Jones, Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Dr Jones qualified in 1997 from Leicester University, before undertaking radiology training in the West Midlands and an Interventional fellowship in Canada. He joined The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2008 where he is now clinical service lead and BCH in 2009. His interests include dialysis access, vascular anomalies and emergency interventions.

Dr Andrew Wills

Dr Andrew Willis, Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Dr Willis graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1997, and completed his surgical training in London and Essex before receiving radiology training in Birmingham (including a fellowship in interventional radiology). His specialist interests include embolisation and venous intervention.

Dr Simon Olliff, Consultant Radiologist (Hepatobiliary)

Dr Olliff specialises in ultrasound, CT, MRI and interventional radiology proedures for diseases of the liver, biliary system and the pancreas. His interests include portal hypertension, liver and biliary tumours and liver transplants.


Dr Allan Thomas, Consultant Neuroradiologist

Dr Thomas is trained in interventional and diagnostic neuroradiology, including head and neck radiology; with an international Masters diploma in neurovascular diseases. His main interests are in Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain, spinal cord and dura, and the skull base and face in children and adults.

Dr Saleh Lamin

Dr Saleh Lamin, Consultant Neuroradiologist

Dr Lamin trained at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow before qualifying in 1990. His main clinical interests are in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, and he has research interests in cerebral aneurysms and Arteriovenous malformations (AVM).

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