Professor Sam Hare
National Speciality Adviser for Imaging, NHS England
Professor Sam Hare (@lungdiagnosis) is a consultant cardiothoracic radiologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. As an executive committee member of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging, Sam was central in implementing national COVID-19 imaging protocols and co-authoring national reporting guidelines for lung cancer screening. Sam is passionate about service transformation and the use of artificial intelligence in optimising diagnostic imaging workflows. After undertaking a thoracic radiology fellowship in North America (2009-2010), Sam was appointed as consultant thoracic radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital in Canada, specialising in lung cancer screening & early diagnosis. He returned to the NHS in 2011 and pioneered the innovative ambulatory lung biopsy service at the RFL NHS Trust. The service has been recognised with several national awards: NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Cancer Care; BMJ Award for Cancer Team of the Year; HSJ Acute Sector Innovation.