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Dr Phil Haslam

Dr Haslam is a Consultant Interventional and Uroradiologist based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne and is the current Vice President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology.


He qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989

He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1992, then a member of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1996

He was Lecturer in Interventional Radiology at the Royal College of Surgeons and Beaumont Hospital Dublin then returned to the Freeman Hospital Newcastle in 1999 as a Consultant Interventional and Uroradiologist.

He has expertise in interventional and uroradiology, with experience in a wide variety of imaging techniques for the kidneys, bladder, prostate gland, arteries and veins.

Dr Haslam was one of the founders of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology and has been the society’s Chairman. He regularly lectures on uroradiology and interventional radiology nationally and internationally. He is a fellow of CIRSE (the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe) and has been awarded the EBIR qualification in Interventional Radiology. He is also a founder member and past secretary of IOUK (Intervenional Oncology UK) dedicated to improving cancer outcomes using minimally invasive techniques.


He is the founder and editor in chief of Which Medical Device, an independent review website for medical devices providing information to clinicians to help them make decisions on the best devices to use for their patients. The site has a global following and has over 18,000 visitors per month.

Dr Haslam is currently Vice President and President Elect of the British Society of Interventional Radiology



  • Royal College of Physicians

  • Fellow of the  Royal College of Radiologists

  • British Society of Interventional Radiology, Vice President

  • Chairman and Founder Member of the  British Society of Urogenital radiologists

  • Secretary and founder member of IOUK

  • Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

  • MBBS

  • MRCP

  • FRCR

  • EBIR

  • Haslam P. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate gland. BJUI Knowledge. In press 2021


  • 2020 Percutaneous renal drainage procedures, Haslam P in Textbook of Image-Guided Interventions, Third Edition, Elsevier, ISBN 9780323612043


  • Mashar M, Nanapragasam A, Haslam P. Interventional radiology training: where will technology take us? BJR Open 2019; 1: 20190002.


  • C Davies, J T Castle, K Stalbow, P J Haslam: Prostate mpMRI in the UK: the state of the nation. Clinical Radiology 11/2019; 74(11):894.e11-894.e18., DOI:10.1016/j.crad.2019.09.129


  • Sebastian Mafeld, Michael McNeill, Philip Haslam: Percutaneous perirenal thrombin injection for the treatment of acute hemorrhage after renal biopsy. Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey) 01/2016; 22(2)., DOI:10.5152/dir.2015.15241


  • Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) : Radiation Doses to Patient and Operator Mafeld S, Haslam P; CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, February 2016, Volume 39, Supplement 2, pp 11-33


  • Prostate imaging self-assessment and mentoring (PRISM): a prototype self-assessment scheme for radiologists Y. Chen, E. Michalopoulou, A.G. Gale, T. Barret2, P. Haslam, A. Patel, H. Ahmed; ECR 2019: Book of Abstracts. Insights Imaging 10, 22 (2019)


  • Jim Zhong, Peter Atiiga, Des J Alcorn, David Kay, Rowland Illing, David J Breen, Nicholas Railton, Ian J McCafferty, Philip J Haslam, Tze Min Wah: Cross-sectional study of the provision of interventional oncology services in the UK. BMJ Open 10/2017; 7(10):e016631., DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016631


  • Renal trauma Rajan Veeratterapillay, Oliver Fuge, Philip Haslam, Chris Harding and Andrew Thorpe, Journal of Clinical Urology 2017, Vol. 10(4) 379–390


  • The Complete Picture: Medullary Sponge Kidney. Images in Nephrology Award, Royal Society of Medicine, December 2019. Mashar M, Nanapragasam A, Haslam P


  • Contrast-enhanced CT in 100 clear cell renal cell cancers - an analysis of enhancement, tumour size, and survival. Veeratterapillay.R, Ijabla.R, Conaway.d, Haslam.P, Soomro.N, Heer.R, Clinical Radiology Aug 2015

Review articles:

  • Sebastian Mafeld, Nikhil Vasdev, Amit Patel, Tamir Ali, Timothy Lane, Greg Boustead, Andrew C Thorpe, Jim Adshead, Philip Haslam: Evolving role of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Urological Malignancy. BJU International 10/2014; 116(4)., DOI:10.1111/bju.12988

  • Imaging acute urology. P Haslam, RAD December 2011, 37, 439, 19-20

  • Radiological investigation of haematuria, P Haslam, RAD October 2008

  • Sebastian Mafeld, Nikhil Vasdev, Philip Haslam: Renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension. Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease 11/2012; 6(6)., DOI:10.1177/1753944712468040

Book chapters:

  • US guidance for central venous access in 'Ultrasound in Anesthetic Practice' (supporting NICE guidelines) (Cambridge University Press 2008) G Arthurs, B Nicholls

  • Enteral Nutrition, for 'Interventional Radiology Techniques in Biopsy and                Drainage' (Springer 2010). D. Gervais, T Sabharwal

  • M. McNeill, S. Mafeld, P. Haslam: Radiological investigations of haematuria. 01/2014: pages 21-29;

  • F. Colgan, S. Mafeld, P. Haslam: Role of interventional radiology in haematuria. 01/2014: pages 31-38;

  • Philip J. Haslam: Percutaneous Gastrostomy and Gastrojejunostomy. Interventional Radiology Procedures in Biopsy and Drainage, 11/2010: pages 185-194; , DOI:10.1007/978-1-84800-899-1_22

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