Mr Donald John Adam

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

MBChB, MD, FRCSEd, FRCSEd (Gen Surg)

Year qualified:1990


Personal profile

Mr Donald Adam qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1990 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995. He undertook a period of research examining blood coagulation in aortic aneurysm repair for which he was awarded a higher degree (MD) by the University of Edinburgh.

He trained in Vascular and Endovascular surgery in Edinburgh, Leicester and Adelaide, South Australia. He was appointed Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in Birmingham in 2004.

He practices exclusively as a Vascular and Endovascular surgeon and offer the full range of treatment options (medical management, minimally invasive therapies and open surgery) for patients with venous and arterial disease. He has a specialist interest in the management of lower limb venous disease (including varicose veins and leg ulceration) and aortic disease. He established the Birmingham Complex Endovascular Aortic Service and act as a European mentor for the minimally invasive management of complex aortic aneurysms. He has a busy clinical practice in both of these sub-specialties and have published extensively on these topics in peer-reviewed medical journals.

His consultant colleague, Martin Claridge and himself provide specialist vascular and endovascular services in the private sector as Premier Vascular. His current NHS post is Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VSGBI)
  • British Association of Sclerotherapists
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

The medical, surgical and minimally invasive management of venous and arterial disease. a) varicose vein and leg ulceration treatment with minimally-invasive approaches including radiofrequency ablation and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy; b) aortic aneurysm treatment with minimally-invasive endovascular surgery and open surgery; c) lower limb arterial disease with minimally-invasive angioplasty and stenting and open surgery.

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