Mr Tim Lees has been a consultant in Newcastle since 1995 having previously trained in Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle, Sheffield and the USA. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He qualified from Manchester University in 1984, was awarded his FRCS England in 1989 and an MD with Commendation from Newcastle University in 1993.
Within vascular surgery he has a particular clinical and research interest in the management of varicose veins and complex venous disease. In association with his colleagues he has been at the forefront of the development of new techniques in the management of venous disease. Mr Lees is committed to audit and improving clinical outcomes in vascular surgery. He has been Chairman of the Audit & Research Committee of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and co-chair of the UK carotid endarterectomy audit with Royal College of Physicians and VSGBI, 2005-09. With colleagues he obtained a National Health Foundation grant for a Quality Improvement Programme in AAA surgery, and currently leads this QIP programme for the North East. He is the clinical lead of a vascular expert working group on coding & HRGs and council member and past secretary of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is currently the research lead for the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme.
He has published widely in Vascular Surgery and has been principle supervisor of several Newcastle MD students.