Name and Position

Mr Rob Brightwell MD FRCS
Consultants
Vascular Surgery

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 287394
Fax Number: 01603 287579

Profile

Speciality: Vascular Surgery

Special clinical interests : Carotid artery disease, endovascular repair of complex aortic pathology and minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins

Research interests : Multiple international presentations and publications on subjects including simulation in vascular surgery, end-organ damage caused by vascular intervention, biomarkers for the detection of stroke, and surgical technology.  Principle Investigator for the UK LEAP study with the aim of improving the safety of patients undergoing aortic surgery.

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland, European Society of Vascular Surgery, British Society of Endovascular Therapy – Founding member

Professional profile : I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2000.  I undertook my basic surgical training in East Anglia before moving to London.  There I undertook research for my postgraduate Doctorate in Medicine from Imperial College London – my work sponsored by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Stroke Association.  Thereafter I completed my higher surgical training at national and international centres of excellence, including The Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Queensland, Australia

Personal profile : I am delighted to return to my native East Anglia with my wife and two children