Miss Nung Rudarakanchana is a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with an interest in minimally invasive treatments for vascular disease. She has over 17 years’ experience in the management of varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques and has treated over 2,500 patients, with excellent symptomatic and cosmetic results.
Miss Rudarakanchana was appointed at London North West University Hospitals in 2019. Her clinical interests include aortic aneurysm and dissection, peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot management (including complex wound management), carotid artery disease and TIAs/stroke, venous disease (including varicose veins, pelvic congestion and post-thrombotic limb), lymphoedema, thoracic outlet syndrome and women’s cardiovascular risk management. She undertakes both open and endovascular procedures, including complex endovascular aortic repair and lower limb angioplasty.
Born and raised in Oxford, Miss Rudarakanchana qualified first in her class from the Cambridge University MB PhD programme in 2004 and was awarded the prestigious Lewin Prize in Surgery. She won numerous scholarships and fellowships during her PhD research in vascular cell biology, including the British Federation of Women Graduates Spurgeon Scholarship and the Magdalene College Donaldson Bye-Fellowship. She gained specialist training in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic disease at St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital and completed an Advanced Endovascular Fellowship in lower limb arterial disease and diabetic foot management at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Miss Rudarakanchana was appointed as a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2011 at Imperial College, where her research interests included endovascular skills training using immersive virtual reality simulation, optimization of endovascular surgery through procedure rehearsal, the use of cerebral embolic protection devices during endovascular aortic repair, and the metabonomics of aortic disease. She is currently investigating the use of personalised nutrigenomics to reduce cardiovascular risk. She has published extensively in the field and is regularly invited to lecture at prestigious international conferences. She is an invited reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery and the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Her research has generated half a million pounds in grants and won prizes in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Miss Rudarakanchana is a trained educational supervisor and has supervised BSc and PhD degrees. She has designed and delivered courses in endovascular skill training in the UK and USA. She is the Vascular Lead for the NHS London Diabetic Foot Network and holds a Masters in Healthcare Finance and Management.