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Mr S. Rashid

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Rashid grew up in West Yorkshire before studying medicine at Cambridge University. During this period he spent one year learning Management Studies at the Judge Business School within Cambridge University.  

He then moved to the prestigious Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London to complete the Hammersmith Hospitals Basic Surgical Rotation followed by a PhD at University College London in Vascular Tissue Engineering. He returned to Yorkshire for Higher Surgical Training, during which period he was appointed the first National Institute of Health Research Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery - based at Leeds University. During this lectureship he focussed on progenitor cell function in models of insulin resistance and vascular injury. Concurrently, he underwent leadership and mentorship training through the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Ashridge Business School. His final year of training was spent as a Fellow in Adelaide, Australia learning advanced endovascular and vascular techniques with a particular focus on tumescence-free endovenous ablation for varicose veins, diabetic foot disease and limb salvage.

Since 2013 he has been a Consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary where he has led the Vascular Department’s research - transforming it into the leading research department within the surgical division and being Principal and Chief Investigator on numerous studies. His research focus has been on peripheral arterial disease, regenerative medicine and ulcer/wound healing.

Mr Rashid has an interest in most areas of vascular surgery with a particular focus on complex bypass and angioplasty techniques for peripheral arterial disease.
He is developing programmes focussed on minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopic harvest and percutaneous aneurysm surgery. 
He has a subspecialist interest in:

  • tumescence-free, local-anaesthetic endovenous ablation for varicose veins
  • leg ulcers
  • diabetic foot disease
  • wounds and wound healing

British Medical Association
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh