Professor Nick CheshireMD FRCS
Head of vascular surgery, Professor of vascular surgery at Imperial College London
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.
Professor Nick Cheshire’s is an expert in areas such as:
- the role of technology in complex aortic disease
- stent design and manufacture
- virtual reality
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.
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.
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.
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