Professor Rob Sayers

George Davies Chair of Vascular Surgery

School/Department: Cardiovascular Sciences Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)784 157 4414



Rob Sayers is the George Davies Chair of Vascular Surgery at University of Leicester and Honorary Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at Leicester Vascular Institute Glenfield Hospital Leicester. He trained in Birmingham Leicester and Adelaide and was a Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Vascular Surgery in Leicester. He is a Past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2016-17) and former Chair of the Research Committee of the VSGBI. He has an extensive research portfolio in the fields of AAA and now CLTI. He has been a council member and chair of the programme committee for SARS and council member and chair of the fellowship committee for BSET. He was a member of the Intercollegiate Examination Board and has examined in Vascular and General Surgery and Anatomy at both MRCS and FRCS level. He is the current chairman of the National Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Vascular Services as part of NHSEI Specialised Commissioning and has led a number of service reviews into reconfiguration and commissioning of vascular services including advising on national delivery of services during the COVID pandemic.


Extensive research portfolio on clinical and basic science aspects of AAA and PVD


Dattani N. Cardiovascular risk reduction is important...... Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2017 Jul;51(5):261-268.

Dattani N. Diabetes mellitus and abdominal aortic aneurysms Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2018 Sep;15(5):367-374.

Harrison S. Genetic association of lipids and lipid drug targets with AAA JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;3(1):26-33.

Houghton J. Leg ischaemia management collaboration (LIMb). BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 3;9(9).

Bridgwood B. Knowledge of peripheral artery disease Vasc Med. 2020 Jan 30:.

Nickinson A. A systematic review investigating the identification causes and outcomes of delays...J Vasc Surg. 2020 Feb;71(2):669-681..

Nickinso n A. Missed opportunities for timely recognition of chronic limb-threatening ischaemia. EJVES. 2020 Jul 24:S1078-5884(20)30427-5. .

Houghton J. Frailty factors and outcomes in vascular surgery patients Ann Surg. 2020 Aug;272(2):266-276..

Meffen A. Epidemiology of major lower limb amputation. BMJ Open. 2020 Jun 11;10(6).

Nickinson A. The utilisation of vascular limb salvage services in the assessment and management of chronic limb-threatening ischaemia and diabetic foot ulceration: A systematic review. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020 Apr 21


Peripheral vascular disease. Aortic aneurysms


Undergraduate anatomy to 1st and 2nd year medical students. Abdominal anatomy to ODPs. Postgraduate surgical approaches to the lower limb blood vessels

Press and media



Past President of the Vascular Society


Annual meeting of the Vascular Society



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