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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020
- Vascular surgery
Miss Rudarakanchana qualified in 2004 from the Cambridge University MB PhD programme and was awarded the Lewin Prize in Surgery. She won numerous scholarships and fellowships during her PhD research in vascular cell biology, including the Magdalene College Donaldson Bye-Fellowship and the British Federation of Women Graduates Spurgeon Scholarship.
She underwent higher surgical training in London, during which time she gained specialist training in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic disease at St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital and completed an Advanced Endovascular Fellowship in lower limb arterial disease and diabetic foot management at St Thomas’ Hospital.
She was appointed as a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2011 at Imperial College, developing interests in endovascular skills training using immersive virtual reality simulation, optimization of endovascular surgery through procedure rehearsal, the use of cerebral embolic protection devices during endovascular aortic repair, and the metabonomics of aortic disease. Her current research projects include the use of nutrigenomics to reduce cardiovascular risk. Research programmes associated with these interests have generated half a million pounds in grants and won prizes in the UK, Europe and the USA. Miss Rudarakanchana has supervised BSc and PhD degrees. She is published widely and acts an invited reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery and the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. She has designed and delivered courses in endovascular skill training, both nationally and internationally and is a trained educational supervisor. She is Vascular Lead for the NHS London Diabetic Foot Network and is currently completing a Masters in Healthcare Finance and Management.
Miss Rudarakanchana was appointed as Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at London North West University Hospitals in 2019. Her clinical interests include aortic aneurysm and dissection, peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot management (including complex wound management), carotid artery disease and TIAs/stroke, venous disease (including varicose veins, pelvic congestion and post-thrombotic limb), lymphoedema, thoracic outlet syndrome and women’s cardiovascular risk management. She undertakes both open and endovascular procedures, including complex endovascular aortic repair and lower limb angioplasty.
Areas of interest
Varicose veins, spider, thread and reticular veins (Endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy); Deep venous thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome (Venoplasty and vascular stents); Pelvic congestion syndrome (Pelvic vein embolisation); Peripheral vascular disease (Angioplasty, vascular stents, lower limb vascular bypass); Aortic aneurysm and dissection (Endovascular aortic repair, open aortic surgery); Diabetic foot management including complex wound management; Carotid artery disease and vascular TIAs or stroke (Carotid endarterectomy); Lymphoedema; Vascular thoracic outlet syndrome; Vascular risk management; Vascular access; Vascular surgery; Foot ulcers; Leg ulcers; Venous ulcers; Leg swelling; Renal and intestinal vascular disease; Vasculitis; Vasospastic disorder; Cervical rib; May Thurner syndrome; Deep venous insufficiency; Superficial venous insufficiency; Arteriovenous malformation AVM
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
West London Vascular & Interventional Centre
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
London Diabetic Foot Network
Outcomes following varicose vein treatment
Angioplasty for peripheral vascular disease
Diabetic foot treatment
Optimisation of endovascular procedures using rehearsal
Immersive virtual reality simulation for endovascular skills and team training
Prevention of brain injury during endovascular procedures
Aortic disease metabonomics
Personalised DNA profiling for reduction of vascular risk
Playing the cello
First Prize at the International Congress Aortic and Peripheral Surgery 2016
First Prize Clinical Oral Presentation at the Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy Congress 2015
Simpson Smith Travelling Fellowship 2014
First Prize at the European Society of Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting 2013
First Prize at the International Society of Vascular Surgery/Veith Symposium 2012
American College of Phlebology Scholarship 2010
Saratzis T, Rudarakanchana N, Patel S, et al. Interwoven nitinol stents versus drug eluting stents in the femoro-popliteal segment: a propensity matched analysis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2019 Nov; 58(5):719-727.
Jenkins MP, Boyle JR, Rudarakanchana N. How can we ensure vascular surgical trainees become competent in open aortic surgery in the future training environment? European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2019 May;57(5):617-618.
Grover G, Perera A, Rudarakanchana N, et al. Cerebral embolic protection in thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 Dec;68(6):1656-1666.
Rudarakanchana N, Jenkins M. Hybrid and total endovascular repair of the aortic arch. British Journal of Surgery 2018 Mar;105(4):315-327.
Perera A, Rudarakanchana N, Monzon L, et al. Cerebral embolisation, silent cerebral infarction and neurocognitive decline after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. British Journal of Surgery 2018 Mar;105(4):366-378.
Desender L, Van Herzeele I, Lachat ML, et al. Patient-specific rehearsal prior to EVAR: influence on technical and non-technical operative performance. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Surgery 2016 Nov;264(5):703-709.
Rudarakanchana N, Jenkins M. Management of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the UK. British Journal of Hospital Medicine (London) 2014 Oct 2;75(10):578-83.
Nghiem A, Rudarakanchana N, Moore H, et al. Percutaneous pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis: a sutiability study. Phlebology 2014 May;30(4):235-41.
Rudarakanchana N, Van Herzeele I, Bicknell CD, et al. Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: technical and team training in an immersive virtual reality environment. Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology 2014 Aug;37(4):920-7.
Rudarakanchana N, Halliday AW, Kamugasha D, et al; on behalf of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Current practice of carotid endarterectomy in the UK. British Journal of Surgery 2012 Feb; 99(2):209-16.
Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, Berridge D, Bradbury AW, et al. Recommendations for the referral and treatment of patients with lower limb chronic venous insufficiency (including varicose veins). Phlebology 2011; Apr 26(3):91-3.
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- MB BChir (Hons) (Cantab) University of Cambridge 2004
- PhD (Hons) in Medical Science University of Cambridge 2004
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
- Certificate of Completion of Training in General Sugery (Vascular Surgery) General Medical Council 2016
- Advanced Endovascular Fellowship in Lower Limb Vascular Disease St Thomas' Hopsital, London 2018
Reference number 6105330
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery (Vascular Surgery), 2016
- The London Clinic
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 3862 3990
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