School of Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Vascular research has a high profile in the School of Surgery.

In addition to a major interest in abdominal aortic aneurysms, Winthrop Professor Paul Norman also undertakes research into a wide range of other cardiovascular areas. These include peripheral artery disease, the complications of diabetes, stroke, biomarkers for cardiovascular disease and the assessment of cardiovascular risk. Most of this research is clinical or epidemiological and is undertaken with a range of collaborators outside the School.

In addition to his focus on venous leg ulcers and wound healing Winthrop Professor Michael Stacey also undertakes research into other cardiovascular areas, inclduing high risk diabetic foot, genetic and other predictors of the development of post-thrombotic syndrome, and evaluation of non-invasive methods of assessing venous and arterial disease. Most of this research is clinical, with involvement of the Vascular Research Laboratory at Fremantle Hospital.

Professor Patrice Mwipatayi has research interests in the assessment of clinical outcomes of intervention for various forms of peripheral arterial disease. He is principal investigator on the COBEST Trial and below-knee stenting registry. He also maintains an interest in Vasculitis and VIE imaging in follow-up of endovascular repair of AAA.


Specific research interests include:

  • screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs)
  • peripheral arterial disease and prognosis
  • amputations and diabetes
  • sex hormones, metabolic syndrome and stroke
  • secular trends in various manifestation of cardiovascular disease
  • wound healing
  • high risk diabetic foot
  • evaluation of non-invasive tests of vascular disease
  • genetic predictors of development of the post-thrombotic syndrome
  • peripheral arterial disease

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