Dr Peter Riley

Personal profile

Dr Peter Riley is a Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist. He graduated from the University of Liverpool Medical School and held clinical posts in general medicine, rheumatology and critical care prior to commencing training in Radiology in the West Midlands in 1992.

He was appointed Consultant Radiologist to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 1999 and has since pioneered new and innovative diagnostic imaging techniques and minimally invasive interventional procedures. He was the first radiologist in the West Midlands to perform the technique of CT Colonography for investigation of the large bowel. He has also developed a wide range of image guided, minimally invasive therapeutic procedures for patients in the West Midlands.

Dr Riley is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University Medical School and is involved in training Specialist Registrars in Radiology in the West Midlands. He has published results of his work in UK and international journals and is regularly invited to lecture at national scientific meetings. He has participated in clinical trials investigating screening for colon cancer in addition to contributing to several oncological studies. His current research interests include denervation of the renal artery as a treatment for hypertension and treatment of venous problems related to dialysis.

Dr Riley has recently served as Chair of the Radiation Protection Committee at the British Institute of Radiology and is currently Chair of the Radiology Network Site Specific Group, part of the Pan-Birmingham Cancer Network.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Radiologists

  • British Society of Interventional Radiology

  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe

  • British Society of Urogenital Radiology

  • British Institute of Radiology

  • International Radiation Protection Association

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