Professor Nick CheshireMD FRCS

Head of vascular surgery, Professor of vascular surgery at Imperial College London

Biography

Professor Nick Cheshire head of vascular surgery at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he treats both NHS and private patients.

He is also a professor of vascular surgery at Imperial College London.

Clinical expertise

Professor Nick Cheshire’s is an expert in areas such as:

  • the role of technology in complex aortic disease
  • stent design and manufacture
  • robotics
  • virtual reality
  • genomics.

In 2010, Professor Cheshire led a city-wide review of vascular surgical services in London; the recommendations were adopted as the model for service delivery across the UK.

At the Royal College of Surgeons, he led a team in developing a national vascular skills training package, which has now been used in the UK for over 15 years.

Research interests

Professor Nick Cheshire has researched robotically-controlled endovascular intervention, which has shown improved control and easy learning for inexperienced surgeons. He’s also researched combined fluoro-CT endovascular navigation.

Professor Cheshire has pioneered stent graft repair of thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aneurysms in the UK, reducing peri-operative mortality by up to 50 per cent. With colleagues in Bio-engineering at Imperial College London, the team have developed a novel helical stent and helical prosthetic arterial graft. These are less susceptible to kinking and fracture and with advantageous fluid mechanical properties. Following this research, a company now manufacture the helical graft and stent.

His research programmes have generated more than £12 million in funding and have won prizes in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Memberships

Professor Nick Cheshire is a founding member of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy. He is the European representative on the council of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.

He is a member of the organisation and scientific boards of a number of gatherings:

  • Charing Cross (CX) Symposium in London
  • VEITH Symposium in New York
  • Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET) congress
  • Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery (CACVS) meeting in Paris.

He has previously been a council member of the Society of Academic and Research Surgery and the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Locations

Royal Brompton Hospital & Wimpole Street