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Our team of experts

Our surgeons are highly regarded and experienced specialists in the field of aortic disease. So you can relax knowing you’re in the safest of hands.

Donald Adam

Mr Donald Adam

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, MD FRCSEd (Gen. Surg.)

Donald was appointed as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in 2004. He trained in the UK and South Australia, where he worked with fenestrated stent-grafting pioneer, Dr John Anderson.

His areas of expertise are: endovascular repair of complex abdominal, thoraco-abdominal and aortic arch aneurysms using fenestrated, thoraco-abdominal branch, arch branch, chimney and surgeon-modified fenestrated devices; and endovascular repair of aorto-iliac occlusive disease using stent-grafts.

He established the complex fenestrated and branch endovascular aortic programme in Birmingham which is now the largest in the UK and one of the largest in the World: the unit was the biggest user of Cook Medical’s custom-made fenestrated and thoraco-abdominal branch devices in Europe in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has been a European mentor for fenestrated and branch endografts since 2009 and have visited over 25 UK and European vascular units to train surgeons and radiologists in these advanced techniques.

Donald is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland (VSGBI) and a council member of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET).

Martin Claridge

Mr Martin Claridge

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, MBBS, FRCS, MD

Martin is a Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon and Clinical Director of Vascular Surgery at Heart of England Hospitals, one of the biggest vascular units in the UK. Practising exclusively as a vascular specialist, he completed a year of specialised training in endovascular (keyhole) surgery in Queensland Australia, gaining expertise in endovascular aneurysm repair.

He provides a regional service for treating complex aneurysms and offers infrarenal, thoracic, branched and fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair together with open aortic surgery. He’s interested in managing leg pain and claudication and can offer angioplasty, stenting and bypass together with non-invasive conservative management to treat aorto iliac occlusive disease.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Martin is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. Recently appointed Educational Lead for Vascular Surgery in the West Midlands, he teaches on national courses, training other surgeons in Endovascular Surgery. He is also a Proctor supporting other vascular units in treating patients with more difficult cases. He’s an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University, and a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland (VSGBI) and the British Society of Endovascular Therapy.