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Miss Cathy McGuinness Joins the VeinCare Team

Miss Cathy McGuinness

The Melbury Clinic is pleased to announce that Miss Cathy McGuinness has joined the VeinCare Team at the Melbury Clinic.

Cathy is a fully trained Consultant Vascular Surgeon who qualified at St George’s Hospital in London. She completed her surgical training in London and then held a consultant NHS post at St Thomas’ Hospital in Vascular Surgery. Cathy has an impressive record of research into vein problems and she has published many articles in prestigious medical journals on venous disease. Her particular clinical interests are in minimally invasive (key hole) vein treatments, thrombosis, lymphoedema, leg ulceration and leg spider veins.

Dr Haroun Gajraj did part of his surgical training with Cathy in London. For this reason, as a colleague and friend, Haroun invited Cathy to join the Melbury Clinic earlier this year. Of course, Cathy had to under go the standard application process with its checks on her credentials, indemnity insurance, references and police checks, but once they were completed, Cathy started a regular Friday clinic.

More About Cathy:

Qualified at St. George’s Hospital, London 1987
Surgical training on South East Rotation
Research at St Thomas’ Hospital and MS Thesis on resolution of deep vein thrombosis
Appointed Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon  at St. Thomas’ Hospital 1999

Awards include
Lea Thomas Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons of England, Research Fellowship from Special Trustees for St.Thomas’ Hospital,
British Journal of Surgery Research Bursary and Pump-Priming Award from Royal College of Surgeons

Previous Examiner Posts
External examiner for Final MBBS, St. Guy’s Hospital
Lead examiner for communication skills for The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) for Royal College of Surgeons
Previous Surgical Examiner and Overseas Surgical Examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons of England
ATLS instructor examiner

Teaching and Training
Director of regular local anaesthetic venous surgical training courses in Surrey
Lecturer for Physician Associate Diploma course at University of Surrey
Proctor for Aquilant
Previous Teaching Training Posts
Foundation Training Programme Director at Royal Surrey County Hospital
Advisor to NICE’s Interventional Procedure Programme
Course director for St. Thomas’ FRCS course
Trust Lead for Simulation
Educational Supervisor
Specialty Lead for Surgical Simulation for KSS Deanery
Trust Lead for VTE
ATLS instructor

Publications including chapters in Essential Vascular Surgery, Corson and Williamson: Surgery, Oxford Textbook of Surgery, Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular surgery and The New Aird’s Companion in Surgical Studies

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