Professor Paul Sidhu awarded RCR Gold Medal

20 June 2022 - Royal College of Radiologists bestows highest honour on King's Consultant

Professor Paul Sidhu smiling at the camera wearing glasses, a white shirt, black v-neck jumper and black tie

Congratulations to Professor Paul Sidhu, Consultant Radiologist at King’s, who has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

The award is the highest honour bestowed by the RCR, and recognises Professor Sidhu’s ‘enormous contribution to diagnostic ultrasound globally’.

Professor Sidhu has been a consultant for more than 30 years, and in addition to his work treating patients, he was made a Professor of Imaging Sciences at King’s College London in 2012.

He has published over 300 papers in academic journals, and written more than 70 book chapters – and is recognised both nationally and internationally for his work, particularly in relation to the development and clinical use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).

Professor Sidhu was President of the British Medical Ultrasound Society (2012-2014), and has also delivered over 500 invited lectures and hands-on workshops. He was recognised with the Best Teacher Award by the European School of Radiology in 2013, acknowledging his “superb performances as a teacher.”

The citation supporting his award, which he received last week, said: “Professor Paul Sidhu is globally acknowledged to be one of the most eminent and influential radiologists in diagnostic ultrasound of his generation, and he has been a source of inspiration to ultrasound practitioners from many diverse professional groups. His tireless work to promote excellence in clinical practice, promote research and innovation and provide leadership in ultrasound is deserving of the award of the RCR Gold Medal.”

Responding to the news, Professor Sidhu said: “This is an unexpected award, and I am incredibly grateful to the support I’ve had from colleagues over a number of years. Most important, the award recognises the positive contribution ultrasound has made as an imaging tool in the UK, and worldwide. We are proud of the work we are doing here at King’s, and in receiving this award, I join a number of King’s’ ultrasound practitioners who have been or are acknowledged to have had an important contribution on a global scale.”

Dr Leonie Penna, Chief Medical Officer at King’s, said: “This is an incredible achievement, and recognises the enormous contribution Paul has made throughout his career, both here at King’s, and around the world. We have many brilliant people working at the Trust, and Paul’s award is testament to his commitment to patients, and the speciality within which he works.”