Mr Martin Claridge

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS, MD

Personal profile

Consultant Q&A Varicose Veins

Martin qualified from University College London Medical School. He trained exclusively in specialist vascular and endovascular surgery in Birmingham and Australia and has a doctorate in vascular research from Birmingham University. In 2011, Martin was appointed as Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Heart of England Hospitals and became Clinical Director of this major UK vascular unit in 2015. He is the Educational Lead for Vascular Surgery in the West Midlands.

He completed a year of further specialised training in endovascular (keyhole) surgery in Queensland, Australia, gaining expertise in endovascular aneurysm repair and percutaneous management of peripheral arterial disease using angioplasty and stenting. He was awarded a travelling fellowship from the Circulation Foundation in recognition of this extra training that was not available in the UK and won the Atrium Prize from the Australian Society for Vascular Surgery during his time in Australia as best trainee.

Professional Membership

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland (VSGBI)
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Clinical Interests



  • Varicose veins

  • Foam sclerotherapy

  • VNUS closure

  • Claudication and leg pain

  • Leg ulcers

  • Arterial disease

  • Stroke and carotid endarterectomy

  • Bypass surgery

  • Angioplasty and stenting

  • Open aneurysm surgery

  • Endovascular aneurysm repair

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