About Prof. Shah Khan

Prof Shah Khan is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, whose NHS base is Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn. (Appointed 2003-)

Shah did his radiology training at Bristol and subsequently undertook Musculoskeletal Fellowship at the Prestigious Leiden University Medical Centre in Holland.

He has strong research and academic interest and is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. He was accorded  Honorary Visiting Professor by Sahara Medical College, Narowal.

He is the SSC (Student Selected Component) Lead for Lancashire, covering Lancaster and UCLAN Medical Schools in Lancashire.

Shah regularly lectures nationally and internationally and is on the Faculty of MSc Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course, run by University of Cumbria. (2007-)

He is an Educational Supervisor to radiology trainee in the North West Deanery and teaches Musculoskeletal radiology to the radiology trainees.

He is on the Editorial Board of British Journal of Hospital Medicine (2006-) and pan European journal, Radiological Documents (2005-). He is a reviewer for Clinical Radiology journal.

He has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals and written chapters in 5 Musculoskeletal radiology books. He has devised the innovative ultrasound arthrography imaging of plantar plate injuries in the foot.

Till recently, Shah was the Treasurer of British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (2016-18), which is the national body of skeletal radiologists and promotes the standards and education in musculoskeletal radiology.

In the recent past , Prof Shah Khan has been a member of the Royal College of Radiologists, Professional Support and Standards Board (2013-16), which sets the standards of radiology services in the UK. He has chaired, the working party producing the 7 day acute diagnostic radiology document.

Shah was also GMC performance assessor for radiology. (2011-16)

He is the first and only British radiologist to be awarded the prestigious European Society of Skeletal Radiologist and International Skeletal Society prize in 2005 for his research on hand tumours.

His main interests are sports injuries imaging, early joint arthritis detection, back pain diagnosis and application of ultrasound and MRI in the diagnosis of rheumatological and orthopaedics disorders. He also undertakes image guided interventions for diagnosis and therapeutic pain relief for orthopaedics and rheumatological disorders.

Shah strongly believes in paying close attention to patient’s history and multidisciplinary approach to assessing conditions, which is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of complex cases. He is then able to optimise the most appropriate imaging modality to help determine the diagnosis. He is passionate about team working with clinical colleagues in helping diagnose and subsequent management of patients.