Meet the team

The consultant vascular surgeons work closely with the rest of the regional multi-disciplinary team in the vascular service to provide accurate assessment diagnosis and treatment of all vascular conditions. They offer a full range of vascular interventions both surgical and radiological.

Consultant Vascular Surgeons

Mohamed Banihani

Mr. Bani-hani

Job Title: Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Department: Vascular Surgery

Telephone Number: 01772 528247

Primary Medical Qualification: MBBS

Other Qualifications: MDres, FRCSEd

Year of Registration: 2002

GMC Number: 5208644

Career History: Qualified Jordan University of Science & Technology-Jordan 2000. Basic Surgical training: East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust. Research Fellow: Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research. UCL London. Specialist Registrar training in South West Peninsula Deanery 2007-2009. Specialist Registrar training in Wessex  Deanery 2009-2015. Consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Jan 2015

Specialist Areas: Aortic aneurysm, carotid disease, diabetic foot, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease, haemodialysis access

Research Interests: Ischaemia/Reperfusion injury.

Clinics: General vascular clinics

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

John Calvey

John Calvey consultant vascular surgeon Job Title: Consultant Vascular and Endovascular surgeon

Department: Vascular Surgery

Primary Medical Qualification: MB., ChB

Other Qualifications: FRCP&S, FRCS Gen Surg

Year of Registration: 1989

GMC Number: 3353756

Career History: Qualified University of Leicester 1989
Specialist Registrar training in Yorkshire Deanery
Research Fellow, Leeds, UK
Consultant Surgeon since 2003

Specialist Areas: Aortic aneurysm, Carotid endarterectomy, Peripheral arterial aneurysms, Femoro-distal bypass, Varicose veins, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Local anaesthetic surgery

Research Interests: Carotid endarterectomy, Pelvic trauma.

Clinics: Vascular Surgery of all types

Languages Spoken: English

Anselm Egun

Anselm Egun

Job Title: Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Clinical Director Vascular Surgery. Hon. Senior Lecturer University of Manchester Medical School

Department: Vascular Surgery

Telephone Number: 01772 522382

Primary Medical Qualification: MB; BS

Other Qualifications: FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Year of Registration: 1990

GMC Number: 4148917

Career History: Qualified from College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 1987. King’s College Hospital London Surgical SHO rotation 1991 to 1994. Surgical Registrar Kings College Hospital London and Royal Hampshire Hospital Basingstoke 1994 to 1995. Northwest Higher Surgical Rotation 1995 to 2003. Hon Lecturer in Surgery and Vascular Research Fellow South Manchester University Teaching Hospital, Manchester 1998 to 2000. Appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2003. Consultant Vascular Surgeon from 2011. Appointed Hon. Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester Medical School in 2013. Liverpool John Moores University Consultant Stretch-Advanced Consultant Leadership Development 2014/2015. Currently runs Vascular Trauma / Emergency module in the MSc Vascular Science programme at Salford University, Manchester, England

Specialist Areas: Aneurysmal and occlusive aortic, extra cranial carotid artery, venous and peripheral artery diseases.

Specialist Interests: Haemodialysis access surgery, diabetic foot disease, management of varicose veins, thoracic outlet syndrome and medical education

Research Interests: Principal investigator for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial-2, diabetic foot infections in collaboration with diabetic department and haemodialysis access surgery. 

Clinics: Vascular clinics- Friday PM at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley & South Ribble Hospital (alternate), Tuesday PM at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Languages Spoken: English

Awards and Prizes: NHS Clinical Excellence Awards

Adam McKeown

Adam McKeown Job Title: Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Department: Vascular Surgery

Telephone Number: 01942 824057

Primary Medical Qualification: MB, ChB

Other Qualifications: FRCS(England)

Year of Registration: 2001

GMC Number: 6029609

Career History: Qualified University of Manchester 2001
Specialist Registrar training in North West Deanery
Research Fellow, University Hospital of South Manchester
Consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals since 2014

Specialist Areas: 

Specialist Interests: Endovascular aneurysm repair, lower limb bypass and redo/revision bypass, venous diseases

Research Interests: Endoleak, disease of the veins and compression therapy,

Clinics: General vascular surgery,

Languages Spoken: English

Graham Riding

Graham Riding

Job Title: Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Department: Vascular Surgery

Telephone Number: 

Primary Medical Qualification: MB ChB 1991 University of Manchester

Year of Registration: 1992

GMC Number: 3560031



Theo Spachos

Job Title: Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Clinical Lead in Vascular Surgery

Department: Vascular Surgery

Telephone Number: 

Primary Medical Qualification: State Exam Med 1998 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Year of Registration: 2000

GMC Number: 4755782

Iraj Zeynali

Iraj Zeynali

Job Title: Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Department: Vascular Surgery

Telephone Number: 01253300000-3463

Primary Medical Qualification: MB, ChB

Other Qualifications: 

Specialty Degree in Vascular Surgery (CCST equivalent)
Semmelweis Ignacz Medical University, Hungary(2009)
Specialty Degree in General Surgery (FRCS equivalent)
Semmelweis Ignacz Medical University, Hungary(2006)

Year of Registration2009

GMC Number: 7039980

Career History: Qualified University of Pecs, Hungary 2000
Specialist registrar Budapest, Hungary
Senior Clinical Fellow, University Hospital of South Manchester
Consultant at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since 2013

Specialist Areas:  All areas of vascular surgery including the management of varicose veins, chronic venous disease and leg ulceration, the management of major arterial diseases (excluding those involving heart and thoracic vessels).  I am experienced in the management of aortic aneurysms and aortic occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and the prevention of strokes.  

Specialist Interests: Aortic aneurysm, minimally invasive varicose vein treatment

Research Interests:  Disease of the veins and compression therapy,

Clinics: Vascular surgery,

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi, Hungarian

Consultant Interventional Radiologists

The consultant interventional radiologists work closely with the rest of the regional multi-disciplinary team in the vascular service to provide expert diagnosis and interventional radiology treaments for vascular conditions.

Alistair Craig

Dr Craig

Job Title: Consultant in Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology

Department: Radiology

Telephone Number: 01772 522516

Primary Medical Qualification: MB ChB (Manchester)

Other Qualifications: FRCR (London) Bsc Hons (Leeds)

Year of Registration: 2000

GMC Number: 4707239

Career History: House Officer in Medicine, Hope Hospital. House Officer in Surgery, North Manchester General Hospital. Senior House Officer Medicine, Royal Preston Hospital. Senior House Officer Medicine, Hope Hospital. Specialist Registrar Radiology, North West Training Scheme

Specialist Areas: Vascular and non-vascular intervention; body CT and MRI ultrasound (vascular and general)

Specialists Interests: Fibroid embolisation; EVAR dialysis; access and AV fistula salvage; trauma radiology and intervention

Research Interests: Undertaking MSc in clinical education (University of Edinburgh)

Clinics: Radiology Outpatient Clinic

Languages Spoken: English

Awards and Prizes:

Best First Time Presenter UKRC (2005)
Poster Prize BSIR (2004)
Medical Futures Award (2007) 

Stephen D'Souza

Steve D'Souza

Tom Houghton

Choong Poon

Choong Poon

James Simpson

Job Title: Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Department: Radiology/Imaging

Telephone Number: 01772 524169

Primary Medical Qualification: BM BS

Other Qualifications: B Med. Sci., MRCS, FRCR

Year of Registration: 1998

GMC Number: 4539274

Career History: Qualified Nottingham University 1998, Basic Surgical Training Rotation, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust 1999-2002, Specialist Registrar Rotation Radiology, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust 2002-2007, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust 2007-2014, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2014- present

Specialist Areas: Endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease, Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE)


Consultant Vascular Anaesthetists

Alex Bonner

Alex Bonner Job Title: Consultant Anaesthetist with specialist interest in vascular anaesthesia. Honorary Lecturer, University of Manchester

Primary Qualification: MBChB (Hons) 2005 University of Leicester

Other Qualifications: FRCA PGDip Med Ed

Year of Entry onto Specialist Register: 2015

GMC: 6118754

Career History: Postgraduate training in Leicester and North West Deanery. Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT) committee member. Experience of practising anaesthesia in Uganda and India. 1 year fellowship in education and simulation at University of Manchester. Appointed to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals February 2015

Specialist areas: Vascular anaesthesia and medical education

Specialist interests: Peri-operative management of the high risk surgical patient. Improving training in vascular anaesthesia. Active as a mentor to doctors of all grades and specialities

Research interests: Use of mobile technology in medical education

Martin Letheren

Job Title: Consultant Anaesthetist 

Primary Qualification:  MBChB BSc

Other Qualification: FRCA

Year of Registration: 1989

GMC: 3305739

Career History: St Andrews and Manchester Medical schools graduating 1989. Anaesthetic training within the North West. Appointed as consultant to Royal Preston Hospital 1997.

Specialist Areas: Anaesthesia for vascular, neurosurgery, spinal surgery and paediatric dental surgery. Extensive experience in hospital management and education. Presently Royal College Tutor and NCAS assessor. 

Research Interests: Decision making in the work place and patient safety.

Kaushal Mishra
Jennifer Oldridge

Thomas O'Neill

Job Title: Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in Anaesthesia for Vascular and Trauma Surgery

Department: Department of Anaesthetics

Telephone Number: 01772 522555

Primary Medical Qualification: MBBS

Other Qualifications: MA, FCARCSI

Year of Registration: 2001

GMC Number: 6028115

Career History: Qualified University of London, 2001

Specialist Registrar training in Anaesthesia, North West Deanery,

Fellowship in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain, North West Deanery

Consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since October 2013

Specialist Areas: 

Anaesthesia for Vascular and Trauma Surgery

Specialist Interests: 

Lead Vascular Anaesthetist

Preoperative assessment including Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Regional Anaesthesia

Chair of the Hospital Transfusion Committee

Languages Spoken: English

Specialist Vascular Nurse Team

Melissa Hughes

Melissa Hughes Melissa completed her diploma in adult nursing in 2002. She initially worked on a general surgical ward and then the Surgical Assessment Unit. She has always had a passion for vascular surgery and wound management. Melissa joined the vascular team full time as a vascular specialist nurse in January 2009. Her role involves supporting vascular patients and their relatives from diagnosis of a vascular condition to treatment and follow up care. She also participates in nurse led clinics including: vascular assessment clinics, complex leg ulcer clinics and pre-operative assessment. 

Ingrid Saul

Ingrid Saul Ingrid was appointed as a vascular specialist nurse in 2002 and completed a nursing diploma and a (BA Hons) degree in professional practice in 2003. During this time Ingrid has also gained qualifications in a specialist vascular course and leg ulcer management course. Once appointed she established the nurse led clinic's for the vascular patients. These include; the vascular assessment clinic, the pre-operative clinic, the leg ulcer clinic for complex wounds and the botox clinic for axillary hiperhidrosis. As part of the multi-disciplinary team, Ingrid provides advice, support and information for patients from diagnosis and throughout the patients care and she is passionate about maintaining a seamless service for our patients.

Interventional Radiology Nurse Team

Mary Donnelly

Mary Donnelly Job Title: Clinical Nurse Lead- Imaging and Interventional Radiology

Department: IMAGING

Telephone Number: 01772 522343/522974

Primary Nursing Qualification: Registered Nurse (NMC)

Other Qualifications: Diploma Nursing Studies, BsC (Hons) Nurse Practitioner

Year of Registration: 1993

GMC Number: 90E0161E

Career History: Staff Nurse Medicine, Staff Nurse Radiology, Sister Radiology, Clinical Nurse Specialist IR, Clinical Lead Imaging

Specialist Areas/Interests:  Radiology Nursing, IR and Vascular Access, Chair of UK  IR Nurses and Radiographers Society (SIRNR), Vascular Access

Sarah Locker

Sarah Locker

Sarah completed her diploma in adult nursing in 2006 and joined the Interventional Radiology team, here at Royal Preston straight from qualifying. Since then she has developed her skills and academic qualifications to progress into the role of clinical nurse specialist. She specialises in vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology caring for patients pre, post and peri-operatively. She has a particular interest in vascular access devices where she is involved in their insertion, care and management. She is currently studying at MSc level to become an Advanced Practitioner; her role will involve her performing pre-operative assessment prior to interventional radiology procedures, where she will clinically assess patients, prescribe best medical treatment and provide health promotion. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Sarah provides patients and their family/carers with advice, support and information in order to enhance their journey and promote seamless care.

Sharron Sanderson

Interventional Radiology Sister 

Sharron qualified in 1998 and her first position was as a staff nurse in renal and haematology at Salford Royal Hospital, followed by gastroenterology and medical admissions at Dewsbury hospital, before joining the interventional radiology team at Salford Royal Hospital. 

Sharron commenced employment at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals as a sister in 2006 to help with the induction of neuro intervention to the hospital.  She now specialises in vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology, and on a daily basis is involved in the day to day running of the unit, as well as partaking in the pre assessment, pre, peri and post- operative care of the patients.  Sharron is a learning disability champion and is also the lead for infection control and diabetes management for the directorate.

Interventional Radiographer Team

Elaine Hewitt

Elaine Hewitt

Vascular Ward and Theatre Managers

Emma Kevill

Emma Kevill

Eileen Burbridge

Eileen Burbridge

Vascular MDT Co-ordinator

Christine McBride

Christine McBride

Job Title:              Vascular MDT Co-ordinator

Department:          Vascular Surgery

Tel:                       01772 522315

I have worked as a medical secretary at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1988, both in General Surgery, and since 1994 specifically within Vascular Surgery.  I have worked as the Vascular MDT Co-ordinator since 2013. The Vascular Network MDT meeting is composed of both clinical and medical professionals from different specialties within our Network (Blackpool/Preston/Morecambe Bay/Wigan).

My role is to prepare the list of patients to be discussed at the MDT Meeting and provide the relevant information upon which the MDT members can base their decision of the best treatment plan for vascular patients and document a formal record of the MDT’s recommendations so that this information is available to Consultants and other healthcare professionals who see patients.  I am also responsible for liaising with other healthcare staff regarding any actions they need to take as a result of MDT decisions, for example, booking urgent out patient appointments and planning dates for operative procedures.

Middle grade doctors

Yousef Elhediny