Dr Kieran McHugh

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist
Dr Kieran McHugh


Dr Kieran McHugh has been a Consultant Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) since 1997.

Prior to that he was a consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, for over four years. He completed paediatric radiology Fellowships at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1990-1991; and at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia during 1992.

Dr Kieran McHugh also does occasional medicolegal work.


  • Paediatric oncology
  • Other paediatric areas such as MSK imaging, GI/GU radiology.
  • Imaging of conjoined twins.
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Other paediatric areas such as MSK imaging
  • GI/GU radiology.


  • 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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