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International Faculty Members Include

Said Abisi
Said Abisi

Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London England

Said is a respected and award-winning consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon. His specialist areas include varicose veins, aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, leg ulcers, and thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). He privately practices at London Bridge Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Private Healthcare alongside the Platinum Medical Centre and KIMS Hospital. He is an international proctor in advanced endovascular treatments. His history of research focuses on improving the outcome of surgical treatments for patients through less-invasive procedures such as endovascular surgery.

Michele Antonello
Michele Antonello

Università of Padua Italy

Michele is Assoc Professor of Vascular Surgery and Chief of the Endovascular Surgery Section at the University Hospital. He is also Director of the Residency Program on Vascular Surgery and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Italia Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dittmar Bockler
Dittmar Bockler

University of Heidelberg Germany

Dittmar has since 2007 been an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Heidelberg and, in 2011 was made the Chairman of the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He has published widely.

Marianne Brodmann
Marianne Brodmann

Vascular Specialist, Division of Angiology, Medical University,
Graz Austria

Since 2013 Marianne has been a member of the nucleus of the European Society of Vascular Medicine, is a longstanding member of the UEMS Board of Angiology and was President of the ÖGIA (Austrian Society of Angiology) from 2012 to 2014. Her research interests include anticoagulation and thrombolysis; new endovascular technologies in the peripheral field; and evaluation of nature of restenosis and has participated in 50 international clinical trials. She was President of the Working Group Peripheral Circulation of the European Society of Cardiology from 2014 to 2016.

Fabrizio Fanelli
Fabrizio Fanelli

Careggi University Hospital University of Florence Italy

Fabrizio is Professor and Director of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department. He is involved with a number of experimental studies for the evaluation of new materials and devices in clinical practice.

He has authored two books and co-authored a further fifteen as well as numerous papers relating to radiological, surgical and clinical fields.

Osamu Iida
Osamu Iida

Associate Director Cardiovascular Centre Kansai Rosai Hospital, Japan

Osamu is an established and highly skilled physician with over seventeen years of experience. He has a great deal of experience in the endovascular treatment, specifically vessels of thoracic, abdominal and lower limbs with more than 1,000 cases per year. He also serves as the Chief of Coronary, Endovascular, and Structure Treatments. He was selected Best Doctors in Japan 2016-2017 by Teradoc, Inc.

As a researcher, he has published 35 original papers as a first author and co-authored more than 150 papers. His main research interests are clinical research of SFA treatment using IVUS, research about angiosome (CLI single-site study), various studies which impact many treatment strategies (CLI multicenter study).

Patrick Muck
Patrick Muck

Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Patrick is the Chief of the Section of Vascular Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is affiliated with Bethesda North Hospital, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, and the TriHealth Heart and Vascular Institute. He is the Site Director for multiple FDA trials at GSH and serves as the President-Elect for the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society. He is the chair of the American Venous Forum’s Venous Advisory Council.

Erin Murphy
Erin Murphy

Sanger Heart and Vascular Atrium Health Carolina USA

Erin is Director of the Venous and Lymphatic Institute and specialises in venous and lymphatic disease and performs the breadth of vascular surgery related to this specialisation and is dedicated to the advancement of the field.
She has extensive research experience in the field of vascular surgery and has authored over 50 medical journal articles, book chapters and editorials.

Erin has presented at numerous national and international meetings and has received a number of awards for her contributions. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy (JEVT), is actively involved in ongoing clinical trials and is currently serving as the US national primary investigator for the Medtronic Abre Stent.

Tatsuya Nakama
Tatsuya Nakama

Tokyo Bay Uravasu Ishikawa Medical Centre Japan

Tatsuya moved from Chief of Cathererization Laboratory, Department of Cardiology at the Miyazaki Medical Association Hospital in 2018 to his new position as Chief Physician in the Department of Cardiology at the Tokyo Bay Uravasu Ichikawa Medical Centre.

He has published widely, participated in numerous conferences and is a member of many LINC faculties.

Sahil Parikh
Sahil Parikh

Columbia University Irving Medical Centre New York USA

Sahil is the Director of Endovascular Services at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

His clinical practice leverages his knowledge and experience in clinical cardiovascular medicine and complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. He has an active practice in cardiovascular medicine focussing on atherosclerotic vascular disease and intervention throughout the circulation. This includes coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease including claudication and critical limb ischemia, renovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, venous disease, and thrombosis.

Carlos Timaran
Carlos Timaran

UT Southwestern Medical Centre Dallas USA

Carlos has been part of UT Southwestern’s Department of Surgery since 2004. He is currently Chief of Endovascular Surgery and is internationally recognised as an expert in advanced endovascular techniques. He is the current Sam H Phillips, Jr MD Chair in Surgery. In 2018, he was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly, the national magazine of Texas.

Jos Van den Berg
Jos Van den Berg

Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland

Jos is head of the Service of Interventional Radiology. Currently his main interest is in interventional and vascular radiology. He also holds appointments as an Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Pisa, Italy, and of Radiology in the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern Switzerland where he also lectures.

He is past-president of the Dutch Endovascular Forum and an active member of the Dutch Society of Radiology Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, the CLI Global Society and the Swiss Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. Jos is Vice-Chair of Interdisciplinary Affairs of the Aortic Association and Board Member of the CLI Global Society.

Eric Verhoeven
Eric Verhoeven

Klinikum Nürnberg Süd in Nürnberg Germany

Eric is Chief of the Department of Vascular Surgery and a most well-respected vascular surgeon. His main interest, both clinical and scientific, continues to be the treatment of complex aortic aneurysms with fenestrated and branched grafts looking at new technologies, follow-up methods and focusing on the need for individualised patient care.