Professor Ian Loftus

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

QualificationsBSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCS (England)

Main NHS base:

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Member of:

  • BMA
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy (Past-President)
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery (President-Elect)
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain (Past-President)

Clinical interests:

Minimally invasive approaches to all vascular disease and varicose veins, including:
  • Endovenous treatments
  • Radiofrequency
  • Laser
Also a specialist interest in:
  • Popliteal entrapment
  • Thoracic outlet syndromes
Sees adults and children (16+)

Training and Background

Ian Loftus is Professor of Vascular Surgery at St George’s, University of London.

He is President of the European Society of Vascular Surgery from 2023, and Past-President of the 2 major UK professional societies, the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Society for Endovascular Therapy. He has been involved in the development of the UK National Vascular Registry (NVR) including publication of outcomes, and is Chair of the NVR Programme Board. He is currently Deputy- Chair of the National Clinical Reference Group for vascular surgery and sits on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the Professional Standards Lead for Vascular Surgery in the UK and Caldicott Guardian for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Professor Loftus has published over 250 papers, is co-author of the 2018 European Guidelines for the management of aortic aneurysms. the forthcoming European Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease, and co-editor of the textbook, A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, ‘Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

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