Dr Brendan Madden is the director of the endobronchial intervention and pulmonary hypertension services and chairman of the medical laser users group.
His research interests include complex large airway intervention, endobronchial Nd Yag laser therapy, endobronchial stent deployment, pulmonary hypertension, cardiothoracic intensive care, and cardiothoracic transplantation.
The St George's pulmonary hypertension service has an active research programme and Dr Madden peer reviews papers for major journals.
Dr Madden was Senior Registrar and Clinical Tutor at the Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Institute and prior to this was Senior registrar in cardiothoracic medicine and transplantation between Harefield and the Royal Brompton hospitals for three years before obtaining consultancy at St George’s Hospital. St George’s is a national and international centre for endobronchial intervention and has an international research profile. His initial postgraduate training in Ireland led to membership of the Royal College of Physicians. He was tutor in clinical medicine in Trinity College Dublin before moving to Harefield Hospital as Clinical Registrar in Cardiothoracic Medicine. His MD thesis was in the area of pulmonary hypertension and was performed at Harefield Hospital. My MSc in Applied Clinical Immunology was awarded by the University of London.
Currently, Dr Madden is a tutor in Critical Care and Physiology, a member of the Court of examiners and an instructor in the Care of the critically ill surgical patient and in Advanced trauma life support for the Royal College of Surgeons, London. He is also an instructor in cardiac advanced life support. He is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed, invited articles, book chapters and abstracts and has given over 350 lectures at national and international symposia. He has also been a member of scientific committees for international symposia.
Dr Madden is married to Aileen and has five children, Aisling, Aoife, Niamh, Roisin and Ronan. He has travelled extensively. He is fluent in French and Gaelic, is an advanced snow skiier, a master scuba diver and a long term student and instructor in martial arts.
He was an international track and field athlete and football player and won many medals and prizes at international meetings and holds track and field records to this date.
Madden BP, Park JES, Sheth A. Medium Term Follow Up Post Deployment of Ultraflex Expandable Metallic Stents to Manage Endobronchial Pathology. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004; 78: 1898-1902.
Madden BP, Loke T-K, Sheth A. Do Expandable Metallic Airway Stents Have A Role In The Management of Patients With Benign Tracheo Bronchial Disease? Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006; 82: 274-278.
Madden BP, Sheth A, Wilde M, Ong YE. Does Sildenafil Produce a Sustained Benefit in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Parenchymal Lung and Cardiac Disease? Vascular Pharmacology 2007;47:184-188.
Ranu H, Gatheral T, Sheth A, Smith E, Madden BP. Successful endobronchial seal of surgical bronchopleural fistulae using bioglue. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2009;88:1691-2.
Holden E, Ranu H, Sheth A, Shannon M, Madden BP. Thrombolysis for massive pulmonary embolism in pregnancy is safe and may prevent late pulmonary hypertension – A report of three cases and review of the literature. Thrombosis Research 2010 E Pub July 12.
Ranu H, Smith K, Nimako K, Sheth A, Madden BP. A retrospective review to evaluate the safety of right heart catheterization via the internal jugular vein in the assessment of pulmonary hypertension. Clinical Cardiology 2010;33:5:303-306.
The St George's pulmonary hypertension service has joined with that of the Royal Brompton Hospital to become one of the largest programmes internationally. The large airway intervention programme is one of the largest of its kind in the world and it performs collaborative endobronchial intervention with the Royal Marsden Hospital to manage patients with primary and secondary forms of lung cancer. The service receives patients nationally and internationally with complex large airway pathology.
Dr Madden has received numerous grants from the British Heart Foundation, charitable funds and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr Madden runs undergraduate student modules each term in pulmonary hypertension and large airway intervention. He also supervises postgraduate MD theses.