Andrew Walter Bradbury

Professor of Vascular Surgery

BSc, MB ChB (Hons) MD, MBA, FRCSEd.

Year qualified:1985

Specialty

Personal profile

Andrew Bradbury qualified BSc (First Class) and MBChB (with Honours) from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1985.  He undertook his post-graduate training in general and vascular surgery in Scotland and London.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1992 and was awarded his MD by Thesis in 1992 by the University of Edinburgh.

In 1996, Andrew was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and Consultant Surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.  In February 2000, he took up the Chair of Vascular Surgery at the University of Birmingham and was appointed Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

In 2005 he graduated MBA with Distinction from the University of Birmingham Business School and 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Samspon Gamgee Chair of Vascular Surgery, also at the University of Birmingham.

Having previously been Education Dean at the Medical School, Professor Bradbury has recently been appointed Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Professor Bradbury has lectured and taught surgical techniques in many EU countries, North and South America, and the Middle and Far East, including Hong Kong and China.  He has published over two hundred original scientific articles and writes for and/or edits a range of under- and post-graduate surgical text-books.

Professor Bradbury still performs a full range of open and endovascular venous and arterial surgery in the NHS and private sectors and also runs an active clinical and basic science research group.

Professional Membership



  • British Medical Association

  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VSGBI)

  • European Society of Vascular Surgery

  • American and European Venous Forum

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

  • James IV Surgical Association

Clinical Interests


The medical, surgical and minimally invasive (aka key-hole, endovascular) management of all forms of varicose veins (VV); leg ulceration; abdominal aortic aneurysm (endovascular aneurysm repair, EVAR), carotid artery disease, intermittent claudication; severe and critical limb ischaemia. Hand-arm vibration syndrome (aka vibration white finger).

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