Dr Patrick Coughlin

Personal profile

I have been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon since February 2011 delivering comprehensive vascular care as part of a multidisciplinary team at both Addenbrookes Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

I have had extensive training in all facets of vascular surgery undertaking higher surgical training in Hull, Leeds and Perth, Western Australia. I was also awarded the prestigious British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) fellowship and as part of this undertook higher level endovascular training at the world renowned St Georges Vascular Unit in London under the guidance of Professor Matt Thompson.

Alongside my busy clinical practice I also have strong interests in clinical and translational research as well as educating and training the surgeons of the future

My research themes include:

  • Translational imaging based research to identify both patients at risk of developing arterial disease in the legs and those in whom arterial disease returns after treatment 
  • Identifying ways in which we can provide optimal care to older patients with vascular related pathologies

My work is funded by the British Heart Foundation, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the BUPA foundation and the Dunhill Medical Trust. I have published widely in numerous well respected peer review journals. 

From an education perspective, I hold the following positions:

  • Examiner for the European Board Vascular Surgery exam
  • Member of the Eastern Vascular Surgery Higher Surgical Training Programme
  • Member of the MCQ panel FRCS(Vasc)
  • Undergraduate lead for vascular surgery
  • Educational and clinical supervisor for a number of trainees  

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • The Vascular Society
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy (council member)
  • Medical Protection Society

Clinical Interests

  • Management of all venous related conditions specifically varicose veins including minimally invasive treatment of veins
  • Lower limb ischaemia (intermittent claudication / critical limb ischaemia / ulcers)
  • Management of diabetic foot ulcers
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid disease
  • Raynauds phenomenon

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