Miss Emma Beddow is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and sees
private patients at Harefield Hospital, The Wellington Hospital London and The Princess
Grace Hospital, London. She has an NHS practice at Harefield
Hospital, part of The Royal Brompton
and Harefield NHS Trust, the largest centre in the UK for Thoracic Surgery.
She qualified from The London Hospital Medical College (University of London) in 1994 and has been practising
Thoracic Surgery since 1998. She commenced her thoracic surgical training at Barts and The London NHS Trust as an SHO. In 2000 she became the first UK doctor to be
offered a registrar training programme specifically in Thoracic Surgery. She
subsequently spent the next 3 and a half years at The Royal Brompton Hospital,
has been trained by internationally renowned surgeons, and is one of just a
handful of surgeons in the UK to have been fully trained in all aspects of
She was appointed Thoracic Surgery Consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust in December 2006 and took up position in
- Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
- Chair of the Lung Division at Harefield Hospital
- Thoracic surgical oncology
- Extended resections for advanced lung cancer
- Lung cancer surgery in high risk patients and second
- Bronchoplastic resections for benign and malignant diseases
- Surgery for pleural effusions, pneumothorax, empyema, benign
and malignant pleural disease, chest wall tumours, pectus deformities and
airway stenting and cryotherapy.
- De-bulking surgery for mesothelioma
- Metastesectomy most commonly from primary bowel cancer
- Video-assisted Thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
- Mediastinal tumours including thymic tumours
- Major airway surgery
- Lung volume reduction surgery
Miss Beddow is the surgical educational supervisor at
Harefield and is heavily involved with junior doctor’s surgical training, both
at SHO and registrar levels. She attends regional registrar assessments and is
a question-writer for the FRCS (C-Th) examination, the examination taken at the
end of registrar training.
Co-author of the Handbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery
(published by OUP)
volume reduction surgery for native lung hyperinflation following single-lung
transplantation for emphysema: which patients? Wilson H, Carby M, Beddow E. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Mar 1.
tracheal and bronchial stenosis in two pediatric patients. Beddow E,
Rice AJ, Sheppard MN, Goldstraw P.Ann Thorac
Surg. 2004 May;77(5):1829-32.
tumours presenting in the lung: primary or metastatic disease? Osborn M,
Mandys V, Beddow E, Ladas G, Florio R, Sheppard MN, Fisher C, Bell SW,
Travis WD, Nicholson AG. Histopathology. 2003
pulmonary physician in critical care * Illustrative case 8: Acute respiratory
failure following lung resection. Beddow E, Goldstraw P.Thorax. 2003 Sep;58(9):820-2. No abstract available.
sclerosing haemangiomas and sclerosing haemangioma-like lesions, and the value
of TTF-1 in making the diagnosis. Nicholson AG, Magkou C, Snead D, Vohra HA,
Sheppard MN, Goldstraw P, Beddow E, Hansell DM, Travis WD, Corrin B.Histopathology. 2002 Nov;41(5):404-13.
Miss Emma Beddow is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private
healthcare providers and private hospitals, including HCA Hospitals
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