Ian Loftus

Professor Ian Loftus, Professor of Vascular SurgeryPosition Professor of Vascular Surgery
Academic and Professional Degrees BSc MB ChB MD FRCS
Elected Member of Professional Societies Chair, Audit and Quality Improvement
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
President of British Society of Endovascular Surgery

Professional Statement
Ian Loftus was appointed as a Consultant at St Georges Hospital, London, in 2004 to help develop a complex vascular and endovascular practice, and was appointed Professor in Vascular Surgery in 2014. He is the Regional Director of the National Aneurysm Screening Programme, sits on the Councils of the Vascular Society of Great Britain, and the British Society for Endovascular Therapy, and is the past Clinical Tutor for Critical Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He became Chair of the UK Vascular Society Committee for Audit and Quality Improvement in 2013 and President of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy in 2015.

He has been part of the national quality improvement programme (QIP) for vascular surgery, including the lead for the London Aneurysm QIP, and Department of Health working party on peri-operative care.

He has been involved in the development, launch and running of the UK National Vascular Registry including publication of surgeon and unit level outcomes for vascular surgery. He is the National Lead for Revalidation in Vascular Surgery.

Professor Loftus runs a clinical research unit at St Georges Hospital and has a track record in clinical and scientific research into vascular disease. He has published almost 200 papers and contributed to numerous books relating to vascular and venous disease. His clinical interests include endovascular aneurysm repair.

Selected Publications
Results and clinical consequences of trials on thoracic endografting.
O’Patterson B, Thompson MM, Loftus IM.J CardiovascSurg 2013;54:109-16.

Apixaban for extended treatment of venous thromboembolism.Agnelli G, Buller HR, Cohen A, Curto M, Gallus AS, Johnson M, Porcari A, Raskob GE, Weitz JI; PLIFY-EXT Investigators.N Engl J Med 2013 Feb 21;368(8):699-708.

Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair-still a failed experiment? Nordon I, Thompson MM, Loftus IM. Eur J VascEndovascSurg 2012;43:623-4.

High levels of costimulatory receptors OX40 and 4-1BB characterize CD4+CD28null T cells in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Dumitriu IE, Baruah P, Finlayson CJ, Loftus IM, Antunes RF, Lim P, Bunce N, Kaski JC. Circ Res 2012;110:857-69.

All Major Arterial Interventions Should Now be Performed in High Volume Centres – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Thompson M, Holt P, Loftus I. Eur J VascEndovasc Surg. 2011 Oct;42:411-4.

A Prospective Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of Radiofrequency Versus Laser Treatment of the Great Saphenous Vein in Patients With Varicose Veins. Nordon IM, Hinchliffe RJ, Brar R, Moxey P, Black SA, Thompson MM, Loftus IM. Ann Surg. 2011;254:876-81.

Pathophysiology and epidemiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Nordon IM, Hinchliffe RJ, Loftus IM, Thompson MM. Nat Rev Cardiol.  2011;8:92-102.

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