Biography

Dr Carole Ridge is a consultant cardiothoracic and interventional radiologist who treats private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton Hospital. 

She graduated from University College Dublin and completed her diagnostic and interventional radiology training in Ireland and the United States of America, where she completed fellowships in cardiothoracic and oncologic imaging and interventional radiology.

Clinical expertise

Dr Carole Ridge is a consultant radiologist with a particular interest in lung tumour ablation, cardiac imaging and quantitative imaging of the lungs.

She has specialist expertise in:

  • Cardiac computerised tomography (CT)
  • Dual-energy CT pulmonary angiography of the lungs
  • Microwave ablation of lung tumours
  • Arterial embolization
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Oncologic MRI

Research interests

Dr Carole Ridge has vast clinical and research expertise in cardiothoracic and interventional radiology and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow of the National Heart and Lung Institute. Her main academic interest is focused on lung tumour imaging and intervention and cardiovascular disease.  Her research work has generated over 1300 research citations and her Hirsch-index is 17.  She is an editor for Lung Cancer Journal, and an invited reviewer for 6 international publications.   

She works alongside international partners and collaborators to further cardiothoracic and interventional radiology research, and understand the pathophysiology and best management of her patients’ conditions.  

Teaching

Alongside academia, Dr Ridge has an extensive background in teaching and training in the UK and abroad. Most recently she has been working with the European Congress of Radiology, Radiologic Society of North America, British Society of Interventional Radiology, and European Society of Thoracic Imaging and Society of Thoracic Radiology delivering teaching, and scientific abstract selection at international conferences.

Awards

  • North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging Research Award
  • Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Research Medal
  • Radiologic Society of North America Roentgen Fellow Research Award
  • Health Service Executive/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Audit Award