David Waller

I have been a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon since 1997 initially at University Hospital of Leicester for 20 years and at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London since 2017 where I lead the mesothelioma and emphysema services. I have published over 300 papers (including 20 on lung volume reduction) and book chapters with an H-index of 58. I have been a steering committee member of many randomized surgical trials : Big Lung Trial, MesoVATS, MARS, MARS2 and most recently the CELEB trial of lung volume reduction. I have co-authored many management guidelines on lung cancer (BTS, ESMO, ESTS), mesothelioma (ERS/ESTS) and pneumothorax (ERS). I have served as a Councillor of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the British Thoracic Oncology Group; on the Executive Committee of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and the Specialist Advisory Committee for Training in UK. I was a Director of the EACTS School of Thoracic Surgery and now am a faculty member. I have worked with NHS England to obtain routine commissioning of lung volume reduction. I have performed over 500 LVR procedures (400 LVRS;100 EBLVR) since 1995 and I am now pioneering new indications for robot assisted thoracic surgery.