Mr Stephen Black is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with his main NHS appointment at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.
Stephen was a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Vascular Institute, St George’s Hospital, London from 2010 until 2014. He also held an Honorary Consultant post at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust during this time. While at St George’s, in addition to offering a full vascular practice, he established and led the Deep Venous Reconstruction service offering intervention for patients with acute and chronic DVT. This quickly grew to become one of the largest such practices in Europe. In 2014 he was approached by St Thomas’ Hospital to move and run their Deep Venous and Lymphoedema service.
Stephen completed his basic medical training in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand) before emigrating to the United Kingdom in 2001. He went on to complete a MD degree at St Marys Hospital and Imperial College, London in 2006. The subject of his MD thesis was virtual reality based training of surgons to perform carotid surgery. This was under the supervision of Mr John Wolfe and Lord Ara Darzi.
Following this Stephen completed his vascular training holding posts as a registrar at Ashford and St Peters Hospital, Frimley Park Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and St George’s Hospital. He was first appointed as a consultant in 2010. He was awarded the fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery in 2011.
Stephen specialises exclusively in vascular surgery and has interests in both arterial and venous disease. His arterial practice includes cover of aneurysmal disease (inclding endovascular techniques), carotid surgery for the treatment of stroke, treatment of diabetic vascular complications and periperal vascular disease.
His venous practice is well established and he has a particular interest in this field. He is well versed in modern minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of both superficial (varicose) and deep veins. He is the lead for deep venous surgery at St Thomas’ Hospital. He is on the program committee for the European Venous Forum Hands on Workshops (EVF HOW) and the annual Charing Cross Vascular Symposium. The Charing Cross Symposium is one of the largest vascular meeting in the world. He has lectured widely on the subjects of treatment of acute and chronic DVT.
Stephen also has an interest in training and has presented widely on the subject internationally. He is an examiner for the Fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery. He is an active contributor to ongoing medical research.