Professor Charles McCollum

Emeritus Professor of Surgery

MB ChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), MD
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Charles McCollum


Medico-Legal experience

Professor McCollum has a been acting as a medico-legal expert witness for over 30 years and has been the Lawyer Monthly Vascular Expert Witness of the Year for the last three consecutive years. He enjoys a very full medico-legal practice advising both Claimant and Defendant in both personal injury and clinical negligence cases. His Claimant/Defendant ratio split is approximately 60/40 and he can prepare expert reports, even in complex cases, within 4-6 weeks, or sooner if required.

Clinical Practice & Experience

Professor McCollum was appointed Professor of Surgery and the Head of Academic Surgery at the University of Manchester in 1989.

Clinical Interests

Professor McCollum’s special interest is in vascular surgery, include arterial disease, carotid surgery, angioplasty, stenting, thoraco-abdominal and peri-renal aortic aneurysm, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, AAA screening, paradoxical embolism, cerebral embolism, peripheral artery disease, venous disease, varicose veins, leg ulcers, chronic wounds, pressure sores, thoracic outlet syndrome, and cervical/first rib surgery.

Research Interests

Professor McCollum’s research interests include arterial and venous thrombosis, cerebral emboli and dementia, stroke and cerebral perfusion, venous disease, carotid and extracranial artery disease, wound healing and leg ulceration, paradoxical embolism in stroke, blood transfusion therapy, ischaemic tissue injury, risk-prediction in surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, pelvic vein incompetence, indications for aortic aneurysm repair, and varicose veins.

Summary of Publications

Professor McCollum is regularly invited to give plenary lectures at national and international meetings on vascular surgery, arterial and venous disease. He is the senior author on over 420 research publications, including over 330 on original research in peer-reviewed journals. These publications include leading articles, editorials and reviews.

Prizes and Awards

Two-time winner of the Moynihan Prize, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

Three-time winner of the Patey Prize, Surgical Research Society of Great Britain &Ireland

Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England

NIHR Senior Investigator Award 2016

Three-time winner of the Lawyer Monthly Vascular Expert Witness Award

Memberships of Professional Bodies & Learned Societies

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

British Medical Association

European Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

International College of Angiology

International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery

International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Surgical Infection Society (Charter Member)

Society of Academic and Research Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Previous Member of UK National Screening Committee, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Previous Member of vCJD Committee on Blood Transfusion

Previous Member of Working Party on alternatives to blood transfusion for the National Blood Service

Case Manager

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