Dr Sam Hare

Dr Sam Hare is a leading Consultant Chest Radiologist within the UK.


He studied medicine at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge and Imperial College School of Medicine, gaining a 1st class honours degree.

After completing formal radiology training in the UK between 2004-2009, he undertook a thoracic radiology fellowship in North America (2009-2010). Dr Hare was subsequently appointed to the position of consultant thoracic radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital in Canada specialising in: complex lung biopsy techniques and lung cancer screening and diagnosis. He returned to the UK in 2011.

Based at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, he has introduced an innovative, safe, highly accurate, streamlined lung biopsy technique, leading to both improved patient experience and earlier lung cancer diagnosis in a wider range of patients. 

The novel ambulatory lung biopsy service was awarded the inaugural NHS Innovation Callenge Prize for Cancer Care in 2016 in addition to the 2016 BMJ Award for Cancer Care Team of the Year.


Dr Hare's work has also gained national recognition in Thorax, one of the world's leading respiratory medicine journals, as well as in the Times newspaper and BBC news (August 2015).

He offers an expert opinion on CT chest scans, including lung cancer screening for early stage lung cancer, and is able to provide imaging diagnosis for a wide array of lung conditions.


He also works privately in London at The Wellington Hospital and Spire Bushey Hospital.

Dr Hare works closely with experienced respiratory physicians, providing specialist radiological interpretation of chest images to achieve accurate diagnosis of both common and complex respiratory conditions.