Miss Rachel Bell MS FRCS qualified from the UMDS in 1994 and trained in London and the South East Thames rotation. She was appointed as a consultant at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ in 2005. She was the clinical lead for vascular surgery from 2008-2016 and helped lead the reconfiguration of vascular services across South East London. She became the Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Guys and St Thomas’s and the Vascular Network Director for South East London. After 15 years in London, she relocated back to the North East and is now based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Nationally she is the current President of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy, Chair of the Circulation Foundation, and President-Elect of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Her clinical interests include aortic aneurysm repair, open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, and the surgery and management of vascular graft infection. She is also interested in sustainable and innovative healthcare system improvement, staff wellbeing and prevention of burnout.
Co-host: Lauren Shelmerdine is a Vascular Trainee in the North East of England currently doing research and is the Circulation Foundation representative for the Rouleaux Club. She enjoys exploring with her two huskies and living sustainably.
- Diagnosis of Aortic Graft Infection: A Case Definition by the Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration (MAGIC)
- British Society of Endovascular Therapy
- Circulation Foundation
- The Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland
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