Mr David Murray

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon


Personal profile

Mr David Murray is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at BMI The Alexandra Hospital.

Training and Appointment

Mr David Murray graduated from St Andrew’s University and The University of Manchester in 1992 and 1995. He rotated through surgical training in the North West Region before entering research in vascular biology at the University of Manchester. He underwent higher vascular surgical training at Manchester Royal Infirmary, following which he was appointed Vascular and Endovascular Fellow at the John Hunter Hospital in Australia, gaining advanced experience in endovascular surgery and vascular trauma.

He held the first appointment of a clinical research fellow to the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering. This post was jointly funded by the MRC, BBSRC and ESPRC and comprised three research arms aiming to develop living tissue substitutes for bone/cartilage, skin and arterial conduits.

Current Practice

David Murray specialises in minimally invasive ‘keyhole’ endovascular surgery for peripheral vascular disease, including angioplasty and stenting, and combined open and endovacular surgery. For abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), David prefers to perform the EVAR procedure/ 
He also performs carotid endartercetomy surgery for the prevention of stroke, along with conventional surgery and radiofrequency ablation/ EVLT for varicose veins.


Mr Murray’s MD Thesis entitled “Tissue Engineering : Modulating vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype and extracellular matrix” was submitted 2009 with MD. The Thesis investigated tissue engineering of an autologous blood vessels, with particular reference to genetic and molecular approaches to augment ex-vivo graft development using cloned growth factors and adenoviral transfection strategies. He currently maintains a research interest in peripheral arterial disease, angioplasty and stenting and EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysm.


  • Staged open and endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysm utilising the common carotid artery. Annals Vascular Surgery. 2005 Jan;19(1):103-7
  • Access for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Journal Endovascular Therapy 2006 Dec; 13 (6):754-61
  • Late infection of an endovascular stent graft with septic embolisation, colonic perforation and aorto-duodenal fistula. Annals Vascular Surgery. 2006 Mar; 20 (2):263-6
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: The carotid approach. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Mar;49(3):763-6
  • Contemporary management of aorto-iliac aneurysms in the endovascular era. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;37(2):182-8
  • Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAA): Past and present. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2009 Aug-Sep;43(4):360-3
  • A systematic review of open versus endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Sep;38(3):291-7

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Vascular Society
  • European Society Vascular Surgery
  • British Society Endovascular Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery for peripheral vascular disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid and stroke surgery
  • Treatment for varicose veins
  • Clarivein

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