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Mr Tahir Ali

Mr Tahir Ali
First name(s)
About me
Mr Tahir Ali has been appointed jointly to Epsom and St Peters' hospitals to provide a world-class 24/7 vascular service to Epsom and Surrey patients. He provides a consultant-delivered Epsom inpatient service, dedicated one-stop diagnostic vascular Epsom outpatients (Tuesday and Friday mornings) and an inpatient referral service (via his Epsom secretary, Sheila Daniel, Rowan House, ext 5137). This pathway has replaced the prior interim arrangements of Epsom patients being referred to London-based providers and commissioners.
Mr Ali's vascular and endovascular interests include abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and stroke, diabetic limb salvage, lower limb revascularisation, ulceration and venous conditions including varicose veins and lymphoedema.
01372 73 5137 and 01932 72 2232
Other contact details
Vascular registrar via St Peter’s Hopsital switchboard for urgent cases 01932 87 2000.
Miss Amanda Clark (vascular technician and senior vascular technician) 01372 73 51366.
Undergraduate training
Leicester University Medical School, UK MBChB 1998
Postgraduate training
Warwickshire and Worcester Surgery SHO Rotation 1998-2002
Clinical Lecturer, St Thomas’ Hospital, 2002-2004
South West Thames General Surgery Registrar Rotation 2004-2010
Royal College of Surgeons/ Vascular Society Post CCT Endovascular- Interventional Radiology Fellowship 2010-2011
Professional career
Professional qualifications
MBChB Leicester University June 1998.
MRCS London June 2001.
MS University of London January 2009.
FRCS (Gen Surg) February 2010.

Teaching and training:
Basic Surgical Skills Royal Surrey County Hospital - Faculty member 2006
St Thomas’ MRCS revision course - Faculty 2003-2011
Kings College London - MBBS Examiner
Kings College London - Clinical Lecturer
St Thomas’ Hospital - Academic secretary
CRISP, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Faculty 2008-present
London Postgraduate School of Surgery, Faculty 2010
Accredited Consultant trainer KSS/ London Deanery.
WIMAT (CRISP 3rd Ed.), Cardiff University Hospitals, Faculty 2011
SITE Core Surgical Training KSS/ London Deanery, Faculty 2011

Membership and subscriptions:
Honorary secretary Cheselden club 2002-2004
Member of the Rouleux club
Member of ASiT
Affiliate member of the RCS
Affiliate member of the VS
Affiliate member of the ASGBI
British medical association

Research and publication interests:
Master of Surgery - Awarded University of London May 2009
The role of monocytes in the resolution of venous thrombi

Complications of reperfusion in acute aortic artery occlusion following saddle embolization originating from an atrial myxoma.
Vascular, Vol.12, No.3, 202-205; May 2004.

A comparison of extra-anatomical bypass grafting with angioplasty for atherosclerotic disease of the supra-aortic trunk.
Br.J.Surg Vol 91, 11, 1453-1457 November 2004

Upper limb ischaemia: 20 Years Experience from a single centre.
Vascular, Vol 13, No.2, pp84-91, February 2005

Dacron patch closure decreases the risk of TIA, stroke, and death following carotid endarterectomy.
Br.J.Surg Vol 92, 3, 316-321; March 2005

Foley catheter aids treatment of traumatic vascular injuries.
Ann. Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol 87, No.5, pp 382-383, Sept 2005

Monocyte recruitment in venous thrombus resolution-
Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol 43, No 3, pp 601-608 March 2006

Peripheral arterial embolism: prevalence, outcome and the role of echocardiography in management.
Vasc. Endovascular Surgery, Vol. 40, 4, 280-286 August 2006

Open stent grafting of descending aorta to control suture line haemorrhage in type B dissection.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jun;135(6):1390-2.

Intra-operative Dyna-CT detection and immediate correction of a type 1a endoleak following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 Jul 26

Atherosclerotic aneurysms. Comparisons between thoracic stent grafts - how do we know which stent graft to select?
Acta Chir Belg. 2008 Jul-Aug;108(4):386-92

Endovascular Repair of an Aortic Arch Aneurysm using a Branched Stent Graft.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2008 Nov;36(5):545-9.

Intra-operative dynaCT in visceral-hybrid repair of an extensive thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Dec;34(6):1251-2

Intra-operative DynaCT improves detection of stent related complications following endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms.
Journal of Vascular Surgery;49(2):288-95; February 2009

Hybrid repair of complex thoraco-abdominal aneurysms using applied endovascular strategies combined with visceral and renal revascularisation
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 26 May 2009 PMID: 19660382

Endovascular approaches to dissections of the thoracic aorta and evolving surgical strategies.
Current Hypertension Reviews - Volume 5, Issues 2, May 2009

Embolisation of Angio-Seal Device: An unusual Case of Post Cardiac Catheterisation Lomb Ischaemia.
Ann. Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol , No., pp, 2011

Venous thrombi resolve more rapidly in plasminogen activator inhibitor -1 knockout mice.
(Abstract) p 100, ISFP XV11th Congress

Upper limb ischaemia: Outcome after revascularisation procedures.
(Abstract) BJS 2004; 91:1077-1088

Technique and outcomes in the treatment of upper limb arterial disease.
(Abstract) 31st Annual VEITHsymposium, Vascular and Endovascular issues, Techniques, Horizons.

Novel strategies for treating venous thrombosis: The role of MCP1 and its receptor CCR2.
(Abstract) BJS 2005

Is early catheter directed intervention for venous recanalisation in upper limb DVT superior to conventional anticoagulation alone? (Abstract) IJS 2010

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in patients with concurrent metastatic cancer. Is surgical intervention warranted? (Abstract) Annals RCS of England Vol. 92 March 2010

AAA in Octogenerians. (Abstract) Annals RCS of England Vol. 92 March 2010

Outcome in the management of acute diabetic limb emergencies- a revolving door?
(Abstract) British Journal of Surgery. Vol. 98 Issue S1. December 2010 pp1-15
Upper limb deep venous thrombosis (ULDVT): A summation analysis of treatment modalities and outcomes. (Abstract) Phlebology. Vol 26 No.4 June 2011

Book chapters
Lymphoedema: Principles and Pathophysiology. Ali T, Burnand KG. Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: A textbook for Vascular Surgeons.
M Thompson & R Fitridge. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge. Dec 2004

Presentations - international
XVIIth International Congress on Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis (Melbourne, Australia)
Experimental thrombi induced in PAI -/- mice resolve more rapidly. March 2004

Bryant Science Lecture. Ann Arbour (USA)
Unstable carotid plaques and carotid disease. May 2004

31st Annual VEITHsymposium (New York, USA)
Technique and outcomes in the treatment of upper limb arterial disease. Nov 2004

American Venous Forum 17th Annual meeting. (San Diego, CA, USA)
Monocytes and MCP-1 enhance thrombus resolution by angiogenesis. Feb 2005

American Venous Forum 17th Annual meeting. (San Diego, CA, USA)
The role of lymphocytes in venous thrombus resolution. Feb 2005

33rd Annual Symposium on Vascular Surgery (Florida, USA)
Improved outcomes after surgical embolectomy for acute limb ischaemia. Mar 2005

CIRSE 2011 (Munich, Germany)
Hybrid endovascular repair of complex thoracic arch pathology: long term outcomes of extra-anatomic bypass grafting of the suapra-aortic trunk . A 15-year single centre experience. (September 2011)

Presentations - national
Vascular Surgical Society of GBI (Nov. 2003; Glasgow, UK.)
Upper Limb Ischaemia: The outcome of revascularisation procedures

The Vascular Society (Nov 2004; Harrogate. UK. )
Novel strategies for treating venous thrombosis: MCP1 and its receptor CCR2.

Britsh Society for Endovascular therapy (July 2008; Belfrey, Birmingham, U.K.)
-Intra-operative DynaCT improves quality control following EVAR

Britsh Society for Endovascular therapy (July 2008; Belfrey, Birmingham, U.K.)
-False lumen expansion rates following TEVAR in type B aortic dissections

The Vascular Society (Bournemouth. UK. Nov 2008)
DynaCT improves short term outcomes and reduced morbidity following EVAR

ASiT (March 2009; Nottingham U.K)
Measuring upto NICE- Carotid Endarterectomy for high risk TIA patients.

Royal Society of Medicine -Norman Tanner Prize Session (London; December 2009)
-The natural history of AAA in patients with concomitant metastatic carcinoma

Royal Society of Medicine -Norman Tanner Prize Session (London; December 2009)
- Surveying infra-renal AAAs in octogenarians does not deliver candidates for repair.

Royal Society of Medicine -Norman Tanner Prize Session (London; December 2009)
-Interventional strategies for upper limb DVT- a non-evidence based paradigm

ASiT (April 2010; Hull U.K)
-Catheter directed thrombolysis or conventional anticoagulation in upperlimb DVT ?

ASiT (April 2010; Hull U.K)
-Doctor should I fly? Management of patients with AAAs wishing to travel by air

Royal Society of Medicine -Adrian Tanner Prize Winners (June 2010)
- Inflammatory Bilateral Iliac Artery Aneurysms: Staged endovascular repair

Royal Society of Medicine -Adrian Tanner Prize Winners (June 2010)
-The multidisciplinary team management of a severe case of purpura fulminans

The Vascular Society (Brighton. UK. Nov 2010)
-Multi-disciplinary team management of diabetic limb salvage - a revolving door.

The Vascular Society (Brighton. UK. Nov 2010)
-Transfusion practice following EVAR- Is a policy of routine cross matched blood availability necessary?

Royal Society of Medicine –Venous Forum Spring Meeting Prize Session (April 2011)
- Improving outcomes following Paget-Schroetter’s syndrome with combined surgical and endovascular patient pathways.

Britsh Society for Endovascular therapy (June 2011; Belfrey, Birmingham, U.K.)
-Long term outcomes for the hybrid repair of complex thoracic arch Pathologies

Presentations - regional
Kings College Cardiovascular Division Research Forum; (November 2002; London)
The role of MCP-1 in venous thrombus resolution

Open meeting Cheselden Club. (December 2002; London)
Role of TOE in determining the source of peripheral arterial emboli.

Stryker South West Thames Surgical Training Prize Session (March 2011; Frimley)
Hybrid repair of thoracic aortic arch pathology: Long-term outcomes of extra-anatomic bypass grafting of the supra-aortic trunk.
Prizes, memberships and fellowships
Guys & St Thomas’ Trustees Fellowship 2002-2004
Servier Research Fellowship- UIP Research Fund 2003
Sanofi Synthelabo Stroke Research Grant 2003-2004
American Venous Forum Award 2005 – Finalist February 2005
JVRG Symposium Simon Parvin Prize- – 2nd Prize June 2005
BSET Meeting – Prize session July 2008
Stryker Surgical Trainee Prize March 2009
Norman Tanner RSM Prize Session December 2009
Vascular Society/COOK Endovascular Fellowship March 2010
Adrian Tanner RSM Prize June 2010
Brighton Prize Runner up Vascular Society November 2010
BSET Meeting – Prize session June 2011
CIRSE 2011 Prize session/ Feature oral presentation. September 2011.
Conditions treated
Stroke prevention surgery (carotid artery endarterctomy and stenting)
Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery and endovascular surgery (EVAR/TEVAR/FEVAR)
Bypasses and endovascular (keyhole) procedures for lower limb gangrene and ulceration
All veous disease including ulcers, varicose veins, phlebitis, post thrombotic syndrome, limb swelling and lymphoedema
Diabetic limb salvage and prevention of lulceration and limb loss
Painful circulatory disorders
Thoracic outlet decompression
Procedures performed
Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting
Lower limb femoral-distal revascularisation and amputations
Diagnostic angiography, angioplasty and stent placement
Complex open and endovascular aortic key-hole surgery
Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic pathologies
Renal and visceral revascularisation and stenting
All venous disorders inclusing laser, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy
Long term vascular access needs-(45)
Catheter directed venous thrombolysis for acute limb deep vein thrombosis
Thoracoscopic sympathectomy and Botox for excessive sweating
Temporal artery biopsy for vasculitis
Outpatient services
Tuesday and Friday am, Epsom Hospital
Wednesday am, St Peter’s Hospital
Thursday pm, Ashford Hospital, Woking Community Clinic
Inpatient and day case services
Epsom inpatient ward round, Tuesday am (referrals via secretary )
Angioplasty and diagnostic angiography, Wednesday pm, St Peter's Hospital
Thursday all day operating list, alt weeks, St Peter's Hospital
Day surgery, Monday pm, St Peter's Hospital
Day surgery, Tuesday pm, Epsom Hospital (from October 2011)
Record last modified 04/09/2014

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