Professor Mark Whiteley

Professor Mark WhiteleyProfessor Mark Whiteley, is a Vascular Surgeon specialising in walk-in, walk-out surgery for varicose veins. He trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and was a lecturer in surgery at Oxford University from 1995 to 1998. 

As an entrepreneur and lateral thinker Professor Whiteley recognised the need to pursue alternative methods of treatment to improve quality of life for individuals experiencing living with an ulcer. This led him to became the first surgeon in the UK to perform keyhole surgery on patients for the treatment of varicose veins and the setting up of The Whiteley Clinic in 2001, The College of Phlebology in 2011.  In 2013 he founded The Leg Ulcer Charity his aim was to bring the very best treatments for varicose veins and vein problems, such as thread veins and leg ulcers, to the UK public. 

Professor Mark Whiteley and his team have been at the forefront of developments in this field over the last decade and have won international, national and regional prizes for their research into vein treatments.

In addition to his strong background in medical research, Mark Whiteley is committed to teaching and training and in 2012 he was invited on to the Council of The Venous Forum at The Royal Society of Medicine and 2014 he became a director of the venous course at The Charing Cross Symposium.