Name and Position

Mr Rob Brightwell MD FRCS
Vascular Surgery

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 287394


Department page: Vascular Surgery

Speciality: Vascular Surgery

Secretary: Linda Harris

Special clinical interests : Minimally-invasive treatment of varicose veins, deep venous reconstruction, carotid artery disease, endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm

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 at NNUH 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

GMC Number: 4717267

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 of my native East Anglia with my wife and two children. Here I enjoy sailing, cycling, tending the garden, and walking my delinquent Labrador