Mr Roderick Chalmers
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), MD, FRCS (Gen)
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. I have published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in surgical literature, written 13 book chapters and edited 1 book. I have presented my work to over 80 national and international conferences.
I supervise postgraduate degree research students. 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Roderick Chalmers at Spire include:
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
I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1993 for a thesis entitled: “A new approach to the prevention of anastomotic neointimal hyperplasia”.
This forward-thinking paper was based on work completed as a fellow at the University of Iowa, North America, and I won the Peter B. Samuels Award for the best fellows’ paper, during a presentation to the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS).
My continued research interests in vascular surgery include:
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Edinburgh