I held the first appointment of a clinical research fellow to the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering. This post was jointly funded by the MRC, BBSRC and ESPRC and comprised three research arms aiming to develop living tissue substitutes for bone/cartilage, skin and arterial conduits.
My MD Thesis entitled “Tissue Engineering : Modulating vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype and extracellular matrix” was submitted 2009 with MD. The Thesis investigated tissue engineering of an autologous blood vessels, with particular reference to genetic and molecular approaches to augment ex-vivo graft development using cloned growth factors and adenoviral transfection strategies.
I currently maintain a research interest in Peripheral arterial disease, angioplasty and stenting and EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Staged Open and Endovascular repair of Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm utilising the Common Carotid Artery.
Annals Vascular Surgery. 2005 Jan;19(1):103-7
Access for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Journal Endovascular Therapy 2006 Dec; 13 (6):754-61
Late infection of an Endovascular stent graft with septic embolisation, colonic perforation and Aorto-duodenal fistula.
Annals Vascular Surgery. 2006 Mar; 20 (2):263-6.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: The carotid approach.
J Vasc Surg. 2009 Mar;49(3):763-6.
Contemporary management of aorto-iliac aneurysms in the endovascular era.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;37(2):182-8.
Inflammatoryabdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAA): Past and Present.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2009 Aug-Sep;43(4):360-3. Epub 2009 Jun 24.
A systematic review of open versus endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Sep;38(3):291-7. Epub 2009 Jun 21. Review
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