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Syed Waquar Yusuf MB BS, DM, FRCS
Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and Honorary Reader University of Sussex, Module Lead for Surgery Brighton & Sussex Medical School.
I trained in Nottingham and Perth and played a pioneering role in the development of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. According to the recently published surgeon specific outcome I have one of the best outcomes for aortic aneurysm surgery in the UK. I have braod interest in the management of both arterial and venous disease and the application of minimally invasive techniques. I received national clinical excellence awards in 2009 (Bronze) and 2014 (Silver) that is held by less than 2% of the Consultants in the NHS. I was awarded a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999 and a visiting Professorship to the MD Anderson Hospital Houston USA in 2006. I have edited some of the early books and nearly 100 publications on Vascular and Endovascular surgery. I was the Tutor in Vascular Surgery (2006-2009) at the Ravens Department of Education, Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am the Director of Vascular & Endovascular Courses, Member Court of Examiners and Appointments advisory committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am a Past chairman of the British Medical Association Brighton division. I was a Member of the Training and Education Committee and the Council of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2006 – 2009), Vascular Advisor, South East Thames 2010 – 2011 , and current member of the national selection board for General & Vascular surgery, Surgical Training Committee and the first SAC in Vascular Surgery (2012-2017) and liaison member for the South West and Peninsula. I am a current member of the Council of Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Member of the Education Committee. I am the current President of the Brighton & Sussex MedChi Society. I have played a key role in the development of a successful regional service for Vascular Surgery in Sussex.
Areas of interest
Varicose veins; Aortic aneurysms; Endovascular surgery; Vascular surgery; Carotid surgery / endarterectomy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals
Principal Investigator BSUH for the IMPROVE Trial ( A multicentre trial randomised of Endovascular management of ruptured aorrtic aneurysm).
Principal Investigator BSUH for EVAR I Trial ( A multicentre trial randomised of Endovascular versus open aorrtic aneurysm repair in fit patients).
Principal Investigator BSUH for the EVAR II Trial ( A multicentre trial randomised of Endovascular versus open aorrtic aneurysm repair in unfit patients).
Principal Investigator BSUH for the ETTAA Trial ( A multicentre trial randomised of Endovascular versus open aorrtic aneurysm repair in unfit patients).
NIHR GRANT(Project Reference Number II-3B-0109-10036) Invention for Innovation(i41) Programme. Applicants: A Anson, C Tullett, SW Yusuf. 2010.
I have remained active in surgical research for over fifteen years. My interests are mainly clinical research in minimally invasive approach to the management of vascular disease.
Hunterian Professor Royal College of Surgeons 1999
Visiting Professor MD Anderson Hospital University of Texas USA 2006
National Clinical Excellence Award (Bronze 2009)
National Clinical Excellence Award (Silver 2014)
National Clinical Excellence Award (Silver renewal 2018)
I have published in high impact Journals including Lancet. NEJM, British Journal of Surgery, European Journal of Surgery, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
I have over 80 publictions that have been cited more than 2000 times in other publications
Courses offered to GPs
I have given many invited lectures at local, regional, national and international meetings.
I gave a talk on Update in Vascular Surgery to the GPs at the Princess Royal Hospital Haywards Heath in April 2018
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991
- FRCS (General Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2001
- Doctor of Medicine (Higher Research Degree) University of Nottingham 1997
Reference number 3600238
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Court of Examiners Royal College of Surgeons of England 2010
- Member Appointments Advisory Committee Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
- Member Council and Trustee Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2001
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.