Professor Varcoe is a vascular surgeon at Sydney’s Prince of Wales and Prince of Wales Private Hospitals where he is supervisor of vascular surgical training and director of the Vascular Institute, one of Australia’s most prestigious clinical trials centres. His busy clinical practice specialises in the minimally invasive treatment of aortic conditions, carotid disease and the full gamut of occlusive arterial disease of the lower limb for which he is internationally renowned.
He has a strong academic interest in novel stent and anastomotic technologies, the investigation of intimal hyperplasia, particularly computer flow dynamic modelling and cellular mechanisms, the application of intra-operative ultrasound to endovascular techniques, regional foot perfusion mapping following tibial angioplasty and has the first-in-man experience with the Absorb bioresorbable stent technology applied below-the-knee. In 2015, he completed his PhD at the University of New South Wales entitled “The investigation of novel technology and technique in the treatment of vascular disease”.
He is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales where he teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is founder and course director of the New South Wales Vascular meeting and the VERVE symposium, the largest annual endovascular summit in Australasia.
He is a member of numerous learned societies, has published more than 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters, is an invited reviewer for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, International Angiology, ANZ Journal of Surgery, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, International Journal of Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, Journal of Clinical Ultrasound and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy and the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery and has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on more than 100 individual occasions.