John Pilling

Consultant thoracic surgeon


John Pilling is a consultant thoracic surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

He also runs outpatient clinics at The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and William Harvey Hospital, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Education and training

  • Thoracic surgery training, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Chest Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital and Guy's Hospital
  • Basic surgical training, Leicester
  • Medicine, University of Nottingham

Research interests

  • Malignant pleural effusion
  • High risk lung cancer surgery
  • Malignant mesothelioma


  • Finalist, young investigator of the year, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2003
  • Young investigator of the year, American College of Chest Physicians, 2003
  • Hargadon prize for audit, Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists, 2002
  • Nottingham medical-chirugical society president's student prize, 2000
  • Astra Charnwood prize for outstanding honours year project, 1997

Last updated: January 2023

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