Dr Brian Stedman


Dr Brian Stedman BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRCS, FRCR.

Professional profile:

Dr Stedman qualified from the Royal Free Medical School in London with distinctions and first class honours clinical BSc in Molecular Medicine. Following surgical training in London and Melbourne he obtained FRCS in surgery before training in radiology. He was awarded the gold medal for the FRCR exam and undertook a two year specialist fellowship in interventional radiology.

Dr Stedman was appointed consultant in abdominal and interventional radiology in 2005 at Southampton.

He is the radiology and overall clinical lead for pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancer services in Southampton covering a population of 3.7 million.

Dr Stedman routinely undertakes general radiology sessions in ultrasound and fluoroscopy alongside regular abdominal CT and Liver MRI lists.

Practising at:

  • Southampton University Hospitals
  • Lymington New Forest Hospital
  • Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Wessex Nuffield Hospital Chandlers Ford


  • Abdominal imaging
  • Complex liver and pancreatic imaging
  • Hepatobiliary intervention

Special clinical interests:

Dr Stedman's specialist expertise, for which he has a national reputation, is the use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of liver tumours. He has extensive experience in the use of drug eluting particles in the treatment of liver cancer and the novel technique of radioembolisation of liver metastasis for which he received a licence in 2009 having set up the regional service in Southampton.

Research interests:

Dr Stedman is actively involved in the development and recruitment to multiple trials focused on the treatment of liver cancer, pancreatic cancer and liver metastatic disease.

Through his work as a NICE advisor and as the deputy clinical lead for the upper GI cancer network he strives to improve both access and quality of patient care to cancer patients.

Dr Stedman routinely publishes book chapters and scientific papers and review articles for radiology and surgical journals.

Current NHS and /or University posts:

  • Consultant Radiologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Consultant Radiologist, Lymington New Forest Hospital.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • British Society of Interventional Radiology
  • The Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and NI
  • International Association of Pancreatology
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe
  • European Society of GI and Abdominal Radiology

Personal profile:

Dr Stedman lives in Winchester with his wife, a local GP and athlete. Having trained together they have enjoyed travel, working together overseas, sailing and hiking before settling in Hampshire and starting their family. His three daughters keep him fit alongside competitive tennis and gardening and he is passionate about wildlife, politics and his barbeque.