Associate Professor Martin Claridge (Birmingham, UK)
Martin is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon from Birmingham, UK. Appointed in 2011, he became Vascular Clinical Director in 2015. He specialises in complex endovascular repair of juxtarenal and thoraco abdominal aneurysms and is part of the team providing a supra regional endovascular service for acute aortic pathology including aortic dissection as well as complex and mycotic aneurysms. He commissioned one of the first UK hybrid theatres to open in Birmingham in 2015.
He qualified from University College London Medical School and trained exclusively in vascular surgery including a clinical fellowship on the Gold Coast, Australia and a research degree from Birmingham University. His practice also includes percutaneous management of lower limb ischaemia and hybrid revascularisation of aorto-iliac occlusive disease. He was appointed Educational Lead in the West Midlands in 2013 and set up the first day release training program in the UK to support trainees in the newly created vascular training scheme. His research interests include arterial elasticity and he is co author of a number of clinical papers on complex endovascular repair. He has been an early adopter of information technology to streamline clinical pathways and is committed to managing change in the provision of vascular services with benefit to patients and staff at the forefront of any service