QUALIFICATIONS

BSc(Med Sci)(Hons)

. University of Edinburgh. 1993

MBChB.

University of Edinburgh. 1995

MD.

University of Edinburgh. 2005

FRCS(Ed).

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. 2007

Mr Burns did his surgical training based in Edinburgh. This included a two year period doing research into peripheral arterial disease, and a year’s fellowship in Sydney, Australia where he received advanced training in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of vascular disease.

He was appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in 2009.

Mr Burns undertakes all aspects of vascular surgery. He has extensive experience in the management of varicose veins, including radiofrequency ablation, open surgery and foam sclerotherapy. Mr Burns is part of the specialist team based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh which manages thoraco abdominal aortic aneurysms for the whole of Scotland. In addition, he has helped implement the use of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) in Edinburgh – a newer, less invasive method of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms. His other areas of expertise are in carotid artery surgery, lower limb bypass surgery and the formation of fistulas for haemodialysis access.

Mr Burns plays a leading role in the education of junior surgeons, with practical and online vascular surgical courses.

Paul Burns Consultant Vascular Surgeon