Dr Vikram Puttaswamy is Head of Department, Vascular Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and a consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon who specialises in major and complex endovascular and vascular surgical procedures. His surgical interests include open and minimally invasive aortic aneurysm repair, peripheral arterial stenting, angioplasty, atherectomy, renal transplantation, carotid artery endarterectomy and stenting, and varicose vein surgery. Dr Puttaswamy is a Fellow in Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a Senior AMC Examiner and is involved in the teaching of undergraduate students through the University of Sydney. He also trains surgeons in the endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysm in the Asia-Pacific region. He has an interest in research and development of arterial conduits and endovascular stents.