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Professor Alun Davies is professor of vascular surgery at Imperial College London and a consultant surgeon whose NHS practice is based at Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals, London. Professor Davies trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Plymouth, Boston (USA) and Bristol, prior to taking up a consultant appointment at Charing Cross Hospital in 1994. Professor Davies is regarded as a world expert in the management of venous disorder. He is the editor in chief of Phlebology (the only worldwide English language journal dealing with venous disease), past president of the European Venous Forum and the Venous Forum at The Royal Society of Medicine. He is a member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and the European Society of Vascular Surgery. He has been a Hunterian Professor at the RCS, England and is an Emeritius Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology. He was the Chairman of the Varicose Vein Guideline Group for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and a member of the Quality Standards Group. Currently he is on the NICE, abdominal aortic aneuysm (AAA) guideline committee and a member of the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Group. He is a director of the European College of Phlebology and has co-chaired the ESVS guidelines group on the management of varicose veins. He has also written extensively on many aspects of vascular disease, writing over 380 peer reviewed manuscripts and running a large research group. He has recently been appointed as the clinical director of Imperial College Private Healthcare.


Varicose veins, DVT, venous ulcers, stroke - carotid interventions, post thrombotic syndrome, aortic aneurysms, sports-induced vascular injuries eg thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), Cyclists External Iliac Compression Syndrome, claudication, hyperhydrosis, Venous flaires

Research & publications

Outcome measure, aetiology of varicose veins, claudication, stroke, multicentre studies. Runs a large research group. Professor Davies has published over 380 peer reviewed publications. Details of publications are available on Pubmed

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