Consultant Profile

Mr Roderick Chalmers

Mr Roderick Chalmers MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), MD, FRCS(Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Vascular surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Aortic aneurysm disease (including thoraco-abdominal)
    Carotid artery disease
    Lower limb ischaemia
    Varicose veins and venous insufficiency
    Thoracoscopic sympathectomy

    Research interests:

    Causes of lower limb bypass failure, parathophysiology of carotid surgery under local anaesthesia, outcome measures in thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Edinburgh

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain
    British Medical Association
    Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    European Vascular Surgical Society

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0131 316 2530
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01968 678225
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I see patients with a wide spectrum of arterial and venous diseases including varicose veins, venous insufficiency, leg ulcer, aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and lower limb ischaemia. I had extensive training in general and vascular surgery in Scotland, London and the USA. I have published widely on all aspects of vascular surgery.

    You can find out more about Rod Chalmers's private practice by visiting his Edinburgh Veins website,

    Personal profile:

    As well as a busy clinical practice, I have a major interest in surgical training. I am the convenor of a skills course for higher surgical training at the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Away from work, I am a keen golfer and have a great passion for mountaineering.


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    Mr Roderick Chalmers

    Mr Roderick Chalmers Vascular surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

    Mr Chalmers' Website

    Find out more about Mr Rod Chalmers, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, by visiting his Edinburgh Veins website.

    The Leg Clinic

    Mr Rod Chalmers works closely with Mrs Jane McCallum, a Registered Nurse, who runs The Leg Clinic at Spire Murrayfield Hospital. 

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