Mr Tahir Ali graduated from Leicester Medical School in 1998 and completed his basic surgical training in the West Midlands. Following his MRCS, he was granted a research fellowship at St Thomas' Hospital where he completed his MS thesis on the mechanisms involved in the resolution of thrombi. This research was presented at the prize session of the American Venous Forum in San Diego, USA.
Mr Ali completed his higher specialist surgical training on the SouthWest Thames Rotation where he sub-specialised in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Following national selection he was able to return to St Thomas' Hospital as a Cook/Vascular Society Endovascular Fellow. Mr Ali was jointly appointed as a substantive Consultant Surgeon post between Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom General Hospital in July 2010. His published research interests are carotid artery disease, complex aneurysm surgery, venous disease and endovascular surgery.