Ian Franklin was a NHS doctor for 23 years including 12 years as consultant vascular surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust performing a full range of arterial, venous and emergency vascular surgery.
He is now a full-time private venous specialist. He introduced key minimally invasive treatments to the NHS and has written numerous scientific papers, book chapters and a surgical textbook. He trains other specialists in modern vein techniques all over the world and is the programme director of the International Charing Cross Venous Course held in London every April.
Areas of interest include:
Varicose veins; thread veins; aesthetic phlebology; pelvic vein congestion; leg ulcers; deep vein thrombosis; leg swelling; lymphoedema.
Mr Franklin holds an academic post at the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine as Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and is active in research.
He has published numerous scientific papers, book chapters and books and is a dedicated teacher and trainer within medical school programmes.