Dr Alistair Calder

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist


Dr Alistair Calder is a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist with more than 10 years’ experience. He works in all aspects of general diagnostic paediatric radiology, with special interests in rare disorders of the skeleton and lungs.

Dr Calder is Associate Editor of the journal Pediatric Radiology, and a regular peer reviewer for several others including European Radiology, Clinical Radiology and The British Journal of Radiology. He is an external expert for the European Medicines Agency advising on Cystic Fibrosis CT scoring, and a radiology expert for the ChILD-EU project on interstitial lung disease.


  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Computed tomography scanning (CT) of congenital lung malformations
  • Tracheal disease in children
  • CT in cystic fibrosis
  • Children’s interstitial lung disease
  • BA (Hons) Cantab
  • BM BCH Oxon 
  • FRCR (UK)
    • Committee member of the UK Skeletal Dysplasia Group for teaching and research
    • Member of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Society

News & Publications

Shelmerdine, S.C., Brittain, H., Arthurs, O.J., Calder, A.D. 2016. Achondroplasia: Really rhizomelic? Am J Med Genet A. 170(8) pp. 2039-2043.

Tooley, M., Lynch, D., Bernier, F., Parboosingh, J., Bhoj, E., Zackai, E., Calder, A., Itasaki, N., Wakeling, E., Scott, R., Lees, M., Clayton-Smith, J., Blyth, M., Morton, J., Shears, D., Kini, U., Homfray, T., Clarke, A., Barnicoat, A., Wallis, C., Hewitson, R., Offiah, A., Saunders, M., Langton-Hewer, S., Hilliard, T., Davis, P., Smithson, S. 2016. Cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome: Clinical, radiological, and genetic findings. Am J Med Genet A. 170(5) pp. 1115-1126. 

Calder, A.D. 2015.  Radiology of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Rickets and Other Bony Fragility States. Endocr Dev. 28 pp.56-71.

Merrick, B., Calder, A., Wakeling, E. 2015. Dysspondyloenchondromatosis (DSC) associated with COL2A1 mutation: Clinical and radiological overlap with spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia-Strudwick type (SEMD-S). Am J Med Genet A. 167(12) pp. 3103 – 3107.

Watson, S.G., Calder, A.D., Offiah, A.C., Negus, S. 2015. A review of imaging protocols for suspected skeletal dysplasia and a proposal for standardisation. Pediatr Radiol. 45(12) pp. 1733 – 1737.

Calder, A.D., Offiah, AC. 2015. Foetal radiography for suspected skeletal dysplasia: technique, normal appearances, diagnostic approach. Pediatr Radiol. 45(4) pp. 536 – 548.

Calder, A.D., Bush, A., Brody, A.S., Owens, C.M. 2014. Scoring of chest CT in children with cystic fibrosis: state of the art. Pediatr Radiol. 44(12) pp. 1496 – 1506.

Goodwin, S.J., Randle, E., Iguchi, A., Brown, K., Hoskote, A., Calder, AD. 2014. Chest computed tomography in children undergoing extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation: a 9-year single-centre experience. Pediatr Radiol. 44(6) pp. 750 – 760.

Parry, D.A., Logan, C.V., Stegmann, A.P., Abdelhamed, Z.A., Calder, A,. Khan, S., Bonthron, D.T., Clowes, V., Sheridan, E., Ghali, N., Chudley, A.E., Dobbie, A., Stumpel, C.T., Johnson, C.A. 2013. SAMS, a syndrome of short stature, auditory-canal atresia, mandibular hypoplasia,and skeletal abnormalities is a unique neurocristopathy caused by mutations in Goosecoid. Am J Hum Genet. 93(6) pp.1135 – 1142.

Sousa, S.B., Jenkins, D., Chanudet, E., Tasseva, G., Ishida, M., Anderson, G., Docker, J., Ryten, M., Sa, J., Saraiva, J.M., Barnicoat, A., Scott, R., Calder, A., Wattanasirichaigoon, D., Chrzanowska, K., Simandlová, M., Van Maldergem, L., Stanier, P., Beales, P.L., Vance, J.E., Moore, G.E. 2014. Gain-of-function mutations in the phosphatidylserine synthase 1 (PTDSS1) gene cause Lenz-Majewski syndrome. Nat Genet. 46(1).

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