Mr Chalmers 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 won Mr Chalmers the Peter B. Samuels Award for the best fellows’ paper, during a presentation to the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS).
Mr Chalmers’ continued research interests in vascular surgery include:
- risk scoring for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
- the use of novel imaging techniques for predicting aneurysm rupture
- improving the results of intervention for thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm disease
- outcomes in carotid surgery under regional anaesthesia
- the role of new techniques for treating venous disease, including radiofrequency ablation and foam sclerotherapy
He supervises postgraduate degree research students, and has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in surgical literature, written 13 book chapters and edited one book.
He has presented his work to over 80 national and international conferences.