Council Members


BSET Council 2018

BSET Council 2017-18 with 2018 invited faculty

Back row (left to right): Hany Zayed, Andrej Schmidt, Chris Twine, Bijan Modarai, Colin Bicknell, Paul Hayes, Rick Gibbs, Tilo Kolbel, Patrick Chong, James McCaslin, Ian Nordon, Rob Williams, Anders Wanhainen, Shaneel Patel, Ellie Atkins
Front row (left to right): Rachel Bell, Mike Jenkins, Jeanette Oliver

Council members for 2019-2020:

Mr Paul Bevis

Paul BevisMr Paul Bevis is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in the Bristol, Bath and Weston Vascular Network and is the Clinical Lead for Complex Endovascular Surgery. He qualified from the University of Bristol in 2002 and undertook surgical and endovascular training in the South West and Birmingham including an Endovascular Fellowship. During training he was awarded an MD for his thesis investigating connective tissue changes in aortic aneurysm patients.

His main clinical interest is in the treatment of aortic pathology and he specialises in complex endovascular aortic repair.

Mr David Bosanquet

David BosanquetDavid Bosanquet is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Newport, South Wales, with an interest in lower limb open and endovascular arterial intervention.  He qualified from Cardiff University in 2006, and undertook his Surgical Training in South Wales.  He was awarded the 2018-19 BSET Fellowship, which he undertook in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, focusing on lower limb endovascular intervention.  During his training he completed his MD in Wound Healing, and sat on council for the Rouleaux Club, Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT), and the Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN).  His research interests include arterial revascularisation, amputation, wound healing, and collaborative research.

Mr Patrick Chong

Patrick ChongMr. Patrick Chong qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1993. Prior to his appointment as Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, he trained in General and Vascular Surgery on the London and South East Thames rotation and completed his Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital London. He was the Royal Society of Medicine Travelling Fellow in Vascular Surgery to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His current roles include Chair of the Surrey Vascular Group Network, Chair of the Vascular and Endovascular Simulation Skills Training Committee at the London Postgraduate School of Surgery(London and KSS Deaneries) and Vascular Research Lead for Kent Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network. He also chairs the bi-annual Tri-Counties Diabetic Foot Symposium.

Mr Murray Flett

Murray FlettMurray Flett is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon based in Ninewells Hospital Dundee in the East of Scotland. Prior to his appointment in 2004, he undertook a 1-year post-CCT fellowship in interventional radiology in Glasgow. Main clinical interests are in endovascular practice, including complex EVAR and peripheral arterial intervention. He’s a proctor for fenestrated and branched EVAR and has training and teaching interests as a liaison member of the Vascular Specialty Advisory Committee and as a member of the Scottish vascular training group.

Mr Seamus Harrison

Seamus Harrison qualified from Barts and the London Medical School in 2004 and trained on the North East Thames surgical rotation. During his training he completed a PhD investigating the genetic determinants of aortic aneurysms at University College London. He was awarded a BSET fellowship 2013 and undertook this in Cambridge focusing upon endovascular aneurysm repair and lower limb angioplasty. Prior to being appointed as a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals he spent a year as a clinical lecturer at the University of Leicester.

He specialises in the management of complex aortic pathologies and maintains a research interest in the genetics of aortic aneurysms in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. He also has a specific interest in patient safety and leads on this at his trust.

Professor Peter Holt

Professor Peter HoltPeter Holt is Professor of Vascular Surgery at St George’s University of London, and a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He currently heads the department in this busy regional Vascular Institute that provides secondary and tertiary care to 1.5 million patients in South West London & Surrey, and a broader reach for complex aortic surgery.  Professor Holt is also currently Clinical Director for cardio-thoracic and vascular surgical services.  He has published 250 peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of vascular disease, including both arterial and venous disorders, including in high impact journals such as NEJM, Lancet and BMJ. In the past, he won the VSGB&I annual research prize on two occasions.  He is a committee member of a number of national committees, including NICE appraisals and the Academy of the Medical Royal Colleges. Professor Holt deals with a spectrum of clinical practice including complex aneurysm surgery, carotid revascularization, peripheral arterial disease, the diabetic foot, and venous disorders.

Professor Bijan Modarai

Bijan ModaraiBijan Modarai qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 1998 and trained on the London South East Thames Rotation. He obtained a PhD in 2006 and completed his Higher Surgical Training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, spending a year as an Endovascular Fellow at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Vascular/Endovascular Surgery to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital/King’s College London in 2011. He is currently funded by the British Heart Foundation, as an Intermediate Clinical Research Fellow, directing a programme of research aimed at developing novel therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative strategies for patients with critical limb ischaemia. Professor Modarai has a particular clinical interest in complex endovascular repair of the aorta.

Mr Simon Neequaye

Mr Simon Neequaye has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool Hospital since 2013. He qualified from Imperial College in London in 2001 following which, he undertook surgical training in West London and Oxford. His specialist vascular surgery fellowship was in Melbourne Australia following which he was appointed as the McGill University advanced peripheral and Aortic Endovascular Fellow in 2012 for advanced endovascular training in Montreal.

Mr Neequaye is a specialist in complex aortic endografting and maintains a keen interest in minimally invasive treatment of lower limb arterial and venous disease.

Mr Ian Nordon

Ian NordonIan Nordon is a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at University Hospitals Southampton [UHS]. He was appointed in 2012. He was a Wessex trainee who performed his MD Thesis Exploring AAA pathogenesis at St George’s Vascular Institute. His was a BSET fellow in 2012, using his fellowship to consolidate his skills managing complex aortic disease. Ian is now clinical lead at UHS.

Mr Chris Twine

Chris TwineQualified from Cardiff University and underwent higher surgical training in South Wales, during which time he was awarded an MD. Underwent a year of endovascular training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, six months of which was a BSET fellowship. He was appointed on the South East Wales regional vascular network in 2013. He has a special interest in endovascular practice including endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease. He has published broadly across vascular surgery, and has an ongoing teaching and research interest.

Dr Rob Williams

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams qualified from Nottingham University in 1997, was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle in 2007, via basic surgical training in the midlands and then training in interventional radiology in Teeside and Newcastle.

His main interest is complex endovascular aneurysm repair. In close collaboration with vascular and cardio-thoracic surgeons he is part of one of the largest practices in the UK. He has worked with industry to develop fenestrated EVAR technology and he has trained colleagues across South America, Europe and the UK. He is co-founder of and consultant mentor to UKETs.



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