Dr Ankur Thapar

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School:
School of Medicine
Location:
Chelmsford
Research Supervision:
Yes

Ankur is an academic vascular and endovascular surgeon with a joint appointment between the Centre for Circulatory Health and MSE NHS Foundation Trust.  In this role he leads the academic vascular programme, responsible for training and developing academic nurses, FYs, CTs and STRs.

[email protected]

Background

Ankur graduated with Distinction from Imperial College in 2004 in Medicine and took time out of run-through surgical training to complete his PhD as a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellow in 2012 in carotid atherosclerotic stroke and won the 2012 European Young Investigator Prize at EFSUMB and the London Surgical Symposium 1st Prize. His clinical fellowship was in endovascular surgery in Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide in 2019.

In 2020 he was appointed as a substantive consultant at Mid and South Essex Hospitals and a senior research fellow in the Centre for Circulatory Health.  In 2021 he won the Gold Medal for the European Society for Vascular Surgery exam.

Ankur now trains surgeons in novel open and endovascular techniques.

His last academic trainees have achieved national training numbers in surgery and radiology.

Previous research students have won the James Purdie SVN research prize, Dragon’s Den at the VSGBI meeting, Norman Williams Prize at SARS, Conrad Lewin Prize at BACA, and have been cited in the SVS carotid and AHA Stroke guidelines and published the inaugural paper in the journal Stroke history series.

Areas of research supervision

  • Flow improvement during lower limb endovascular procedures – IMPACT PAD trial
  • Remotely supervised exercise for peripheral arterial disease – RESET2 trial
  • Treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis – Cerament study
  • Diabetic neuropathy – NMES DM study
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Historical aspects of surgery

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Dist) Imperial College
  • FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • FEBVS (Gold Medal)
  • PhD Imperial College
  • FHEA
  • PGCE (University of Bedfordshire)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • FHEA: Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • BMA: British Medical Association
  • FACTCATS: Faculty Advocating Collaborative and Thoughtful Carotid Artery Treatments
  • ESVS: European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • RCS(Eng):Royal College of Surgeons

Selected recent publications

D Perez-Troncoso, D Epstein, AH Davies, A Thapar, Cost-effectiveness of carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients,British Journal of Surgery 110 (2), 193-199BRH Turner, A Thapar, S Jasionowska, A Javed, M Machin, R Lawton et al. ,Systematic review and meta-analysis of the pooled rate of post-thrombotic syndrome after isolated distal deep venous thrombosis, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

 S Vara, A Thapar, S Dindyal, M Tiruveedhula, M Mulcahy, J Edwards, ..., Antibiotic Impregnated Bone Cement for Limb Salvage in Texas 3D Ulcers, EJVES Vascular Forum 54, e54-e55

A Thapar, R Lawton, L Burgess, J Shalhoub, A Bradbury, N Cullum, ..., Cost-effectiveness of carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients
D Perez-Troncoso, D Epstein, AH Davies, A Thapar, British Journal of Surgery 110 (2), 193-199

BRH Turner, A Thapar, S Jasionowska, A Javed, M Machin, R Lawton et al., Systematic review and meta-analysis of the pooled rate of post-thrombotic syndrome after isolated distal deep venous thrombosis, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

 S Vara, A Thapar, S Dindyal, M Tiruveedhula, M Mulcahy, J Edwards, ..., Antibiotic Impregnated Bone Cement for Limb Salvage in Texas 3D Ulcers, EJVES Vascular Forum 54, e54-e55

A Thapar, R Lawton, L Burgess, J Shalhoub, A Bradbury, N Cullum, ..., Compression hosiery to avoid post-thrombotic syndrome (CHAPS) protocol for a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN73041168), BMJ open 11 (4), e044285

Groin wound Infection after Vascular Exposure (GIVE) Study Group, ..., Groin wound infection after vascular exposure (GIVE) multicentre cohort study, International Wound Journal 18 (2), 164-175

K Milinis, A Thapar, J Shalhoub, AH Davies, Antithrombotic therapy following venous stenting: international Delphi consensus, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 55 (4), 537-544

AP Coupland, A Thapar, MI Qureshi, H Jenkins, AH Davies, The definition of stroke, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 110 (1), 9-12

AL Skervin, A Thapar, AJ Franchini, P Prandoni, J Shalhoub, AH Davies, Systematic review and meta-analysis of utility of graduated compression stockings in prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 51 (6), 838-845 19 2016

AB Munster, A Thapar, AH Davies, History of carotid stroke, Stroke 47 (4), e66-e69

AB Munster, AJ Franchini, MI Qureshi, A Thapar, AH Davies, Temporal trends in safety of carotid endarterectomy in asymptomatic patients: Systematic review, Neurology 86 (3), 313

A Thapar, IH Jenkins, A Mehta, AH Davies, Diagnosis and management of carotid atherosclerosis, Bmj, 346

A Thapar, J Shalhoub, M Averkiou, C Mannaris, AH Davies, ELS Leen, Dose-dependent artifact in the far wall of the carotid artery at dynamic contrast-enhanced US, Radiology 262 (2), 672-679

Groin wound Infection after Vascular Exposure (GIVE) Study Group, ..., Groin wound infection after vascular exposure (GIVE) multicentre cohort study, International Wound Journal 18 (2), 164-175

K Milinis, A Thapar, J Shalhoub, AH Davies, Antithrombotic therapy following venous stenting: international Delphi consensus, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 55 (4), 537-544

AP Coupland, A Thapar, MI Qureshi, H Jenkins, AH Davies, The definition of stroke, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 110 (1), 9-12

AL Skervin, A Thapar, AJ Franchini, P Prandoni, J Shalhoub, AH Davies, Systematic review and meta-analysis of utility of graduated compression stockings in prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 51 (6), 838-845 19 2016

AB Munster, AJ Franchini, MI Qureshi, A Thapar, AH Davies, Temporal trends in safety of carotid endarterectomy in asymptomatic patients: Systematic review, Neurology 86 (3), 313

A Thapar, IH Jenkins, A Mehta, AH Davies, Diagnosis and management of carotid atherosclerosis, Bmj, 346

A Thapar, J Shalhoub, M Averkiou, C Mannaris, AH Davies, ELS Leen, Dose-dependent artifact in the far wall of the carotid artery at dynamic contrast-enhanced US, Radiology 262 (2), 672-679