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Ashok Handa

Professor of Vascular Surgery, Oxford University and Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon,John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford

Ashok Handa is Professor of Vascular Surgery at Oxford University and Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He is the Director for Surgical Education and has been responsible for the undergraduate curriculum in surgery for Oxford University since 2001.

He is Director of the Collaborating Centre for values-based practice in Health and Social Care based at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and responsible for leading on education and research for the centre. He is Fellow in Clinical Medicine and Tutor for Graduates at St Catherine’s College, responsible for 450 graduates across all disciplines.

He has over 200 publications in vascular surgery, surgical education, patient safety and many on the topic of values-based practice, shared decision making and consent. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of CORESS for 7 years and the Council of the Medical Defence Union for 5 years.
He is the Principle Investigator of the OxAAA and OxPVD studies in vascular surgery.

He has extensive experience as a surgical educator and was the Inaugural Training Programme Director for vascular surgery for Wessex and the Thames valley for 7 years. He has been a member of the National Specialist Advisory Committee for vascular surgery for 5 years and National Lead for selection for 3 years. He was Deputy Head of the Oxford School of Surgery for 7 years and on the Board of the School for a decade.

He has experience of Education and Healthcare building projects and for the last 3 years has been the Clinical Director advising the Government of the States of Jersey for their new hospital project.