Professor Ian Loftus
Professor Ian Loftus
Consultant and Professor in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery




Consultant and Professor in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Academic & Professional Degrees:

BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS (ENG), MD

Personal profile:

I am one of the leading aortic surgeons in the UK, with the second highest volume of aortic repairs and the best clinical outcomes in the country.

I am Regional Director of Aneurysm Screening, President of the UK Vascular Society; Past Chair of the UK Vascular Quality Improvement Committee and Past-President of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy. I have been Clinical Tutor for Critical Care at the Royal College of Surgeons.

I run a clinical research unit and have published over 200 papers and books relating to vascular and venous disease.

Training & background:

I trained at Leicester where I followed an academic surgical career, gaining extensive, minimally invasive endovascular experience. I established an outpatient-based vein practice at St George’s Hospital where I have been a Consultant since 2005.

In 2014 I was appointed as Professor of Vascular Surgery, St Georges University of London.

Honours & Awards:

  • The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain ‘Moynihan’ Prize

  • The Vascular Society of Great Britain ‘British Journal of Surgery’ Scientific Prize

  • The Vascular Society of Great Britain Founders’ Clinical Prize

  • British Journal of Surgery Lecturer, Royal Australian College of Surgeons 

  • External Examiner in Surgery, The University of Hong Kong 

Elected Memberships of Professional Societies (past & present):

  • President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Current Chair, National Vascular Registry Project Board

  • Past Chair, National Audit and Quality Improvement Committee

  • Past-President of British Society of Endovascular Surgery