Mr Rod Chalmers MBChB, FRCS(Ed&Gen), MD

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

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.


0131 316 2530

Out-patient consultations by appointment Thursday 5pm-8pm and ad hoc as required