Qualifications & Publications

1987 MB ChB (Birmingham)
1990 MRCP (London)
2000 MD (Birmingham)
2001 FRCP (London)

Other Roles & Responsibilities

  • Associate Medical Director Wye Valley NHS Trust 2016 – 2018
  • Lead clinician for TB service Herefordshire 2017 – Present
  • Clinical Lead Sleep Services Wye Valley Trust 1996 – Present
  • Secretary Herefordshire Chest Fund 1996 – Present
  • Service Unit Director Wye Valley Trust 2014 – 2016
  • Member West Midlands Respiratory Training Committee 2004 – 2013
  • Trust Lead Clinician for Lung Cancer 1996 – 2014
  • Examiner for Royal College of Physicians (London) 2010 – 2015
  • Editor-in-Chief Foundation Years Journal 2007 – 2009
  • Member West Midlands School of Medicine CMT Committee 2006 – 2007
  • Member Herefordshire Chronic Diseases Management Group 2004 – 2006
  • Lead Reviewer for the BTS Peer Review of Respiratory Services in Lincoln Feb 2004
  • Chair of Herefordshire Respiratory Task Group 2003 – 2006
  • Member of British Thoracic Society Flexible Working Group 2002 – 2005
  • Member of Trust Infection Control Committee 1996 – 2006
  • Network Site Specific Lead for Lung Cancer 2000 – 2002
  • Lead Cancer Clinician for Herefordshire 1999 – 2002
  • Member of West Midlands Regional Respiratory Advisory Committee 1996 – 2006

Selection of Publications

Ryan PJ, Gilbert M, Rose PE. Computer control of anti-coagulant dose for therapeutic management. BMJ 1989; 299:1207-1209.


Ryan PJ, Harrison N, Spencer D, Giles M, Farndon P, Weller P, et al. Prevalence of the delta F508 mutation in cystic fibrosis in the West Midlands. Thorax 1994; 49:414P


Ryan PJ, Evans C, Stableforth DE, Muhdi KM. Experience of implantable venous access systems in cystic fibrosis. Proceedings of 19th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference 1994; P105


Ryan PJ, Muhdi KM, Gumery L, Evans C, Stableforth DE. Clinical characteristics, rate of decline and outcome of patients referred for lung transplantation. 19th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference 1994; O33


Ryan PJ, Hilton MF, Boldy DAR, Evans A, Bradbury S, Prowse K, et al. Validation of the British Thoracic Society guidelines for the diagnosis of the sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome: Can polysomnography be avoided?. Thorax 1995; 50:(9)972-975.


Ryan PJ, Stableforth DE, Reynolds J, Muhdi KM. Treatment of pulmonary aspergilloma in cystic fibrosis by percutaneous instillation of amphoteracin B via indwelling catheter. Thorax 1995; 50:809-810.


Ryan PJ, Hilton MF, Beattie JM, Latief S, Macfarlane PW, Ayres JG, et al. Reduced heart rate variability in brittle asthma.. Journal of Investigative Medicine 1995; 43:409A


Ryan PJ, Evans C, Williams J, Stableforth DE. Genito-urinary problems in females with cystic fibrosis. European Respiratory Journal 1995; 8:231


Ryan PJ, Cowan P, Miller MR, Cayton RM. Facilities for the Investigation and Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing in the West Midlands. Thorax 1995; 50:A81


Ryan PJ, Hilton MF, Beattie JM, Cayton RM. Reproducibility of Frequency Domain Analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Thorax 1995; 50:A81


Ryan PJ, Hilton MF, Beattie JM, Latief S, Macfarlane PW, Cayton RM. Reproducibility of time domain analysis of heart rate variability in the sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome. Am  J  Respir  Crit  Care Med 1995; 151:A755 Abstract


Ryan PJ, Hilton MF, Beattie JM, Latief S, Macfarlane PW, Ayres JG, et al. Time domain analysis of heart rate variability in brittle asthma. European Respiratory Journal 1995; 8:69


Hilton MF, Ryan PJ, Daniels JE, Cayton RM. Pulse oximetry and limb movement: a strategy for avoiding polysomnography. European Respiratory Journal 1995; 8:149


Daniels JE, Hilton MF, Cayton RM, Ryan PJ, Chappell MJ, Tjahjadi T. A fuzzy expert system for diagnostic assissance in the Sleep Apnoea Syndrome. Thorax 1995; 50:A81..


Ryan PJ, Stableforth DE. Referral for lung transplantation: experience of a Birmingham adult cystic fibrosis centre between 1987 and 1994. Thorax 1996; 51:302-305.


Ryan PJ, Stableforth P, Mcleod DT. Co-existing conjunctival Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and pulmonary sarcoidosis. Thorax 1996; 51:444-445.


Ryan PJ, Hilton M, Beattie J, Latif S, Macfarlane P, Cayton RM. Reduction in nocturnal heart rate variability following treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea. Am  J  Respir  Crit  Care Med 1996;


Hilton MF, Ryan PJ, Chappell MJ, Beattie JM, Cayton RM. Spectral analysis of R-R intervals in the sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome. Am  J  Respir  Crit  Care Med 1996;Abstract 1996.


Ryan PJ, Oates JL, Crocker J, Stableforth DE. Distinction between pleural mesothelioma and pulmonary adenocarcinoma using MOC31 in an asbestos sprayer. Respiratory Medicine 1997;91: 57-60.


JL Brown, C Elston, M Hardinge, N Leitch, C Mackinley, J Moon, I Patel, P Ryan, N Stevenson, L Restrick,  J Macfarlane. BTS Questionnaire survey of specialist registrars in respiratory medicine: experiences of flexible training and attitudes towards flexible and full time consultant posts.Thorax December 2003 Vol 58; Supplement III


P Ryan, N Leitch, JL Brown, C Elston, M Hardinge, C Mackinley, J Moon, I Patel, N Stevenson, L Restrick,  J Macfarlane. BTS Questionnaire survey of flexible working, job plans and retirement intentions for respiratory consultants over 50 years of age. Thorax December 2003 Vol 58; Supplement III


BJ Asuquo, EJ Hardy, PJ Ryan. Pilot Study- caring for the carers of patients with lung cancer. Euro. Resp. J. 2005 Vol. 26 (49) 670s


Ryan PJ. The Tooke Report- shaking the foundations (editorial).  Foundation Years Journal 2007 1 : 6; 263


LAE Brown, PJ Ryan. Assessment for Ambulatory Oxygen Requirement in Patients with COPD using the 6 Minute Walk Test. Thorax 2007:Vol 62; Supplement III:A66


A Talbot-Smith, P Ryan Progressive dyspnoea, chest tightness and atypical chest pain in a 57-year-old man. Respiratory Medicine CME (2008) 1, 140–141


P.J. Ryan, P. Rajesh, D.M. Rosewarne.2008, Sep. 15. Spontaneous intercostal lung hernia {Online} URL: http://www.eurorad.org/case.php?id=5294


PJ Ryan, V Howell, J Jones, EJ Hardy. Lung cancer, caring for the caregivers. A qualitative study of providing pro-active social support targeted to the carers of patients with lung cancer.  Palliative Medicine 2008; 22: 233-238


PJ Ryan,  J Humphreys, M Howard. Spirometry for Foundation Doctors. Foundation Years Journal 2008; 2, 5  205-209


A. Talbot-Smith, W-K Syn, G MacQuillan, D Neil, E Elias and P Ryan. Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in association with bone marrow hypoplasia and hepatic nodular regenerative hyperplasia: a new ‘trimorphic’ syndrome. Thorax 2009;64:440-443.