Mr David Richard Lewis

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon


Professional profile

I am a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. Before being persuaded to move to Wales I worked at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (2011-2016) and prior to this I was A/Professor and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, New Zealand for 7 years. In New Zealand I served on the Clinical Board and Credentialing Committee of The Canterbury District Health Board and was a founding Director of a successful Vascular Private Practice; Christchurch Vascular Group.

I have a strong interest and track record in vascular surgical education and training. I have been a faculty member on many vascular surgical training courses in the UK, Europe and Australasia. I sat on The Advisory Board of The Academy of Surgical Educators at The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and currently sit on the Vascular Speciality Advisory Committee to The Joint Committee on Surgical Training.

My primary medical degree (1991) and my Doctorate (2001) were awarded by The University of Bristol. I completed my vascular training in the Southwest of England and spent a fellowship year at The Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney. I became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003, a Fellow of The European Board of Vascular Surgery in 2005 and a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (vascular) in 2008.

Association of International Vascular Surgeons
British Medical Association 
British Society of Endovascular Therapy
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

I have a great deal of experience in both open and endovascular procedures and submit all my operative data to The National Vascular Registry. I have taught many colleagues to perform Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and Endovenous Ablation Therapy.

My MD Thesis was on the management of patients with intermittent claudication and I have maintained a keen interest on this topic since. I have also published on and led quality improvement projects on the management of carotid artery disease.

As well as previous academic positions in New Zealand (A/Professor) and Edinburgh (Honorary Senior Lecturer) I have published >60 papers in peer reviewed journals.

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