Professor Charles McCollum MB ChB FRCS MD

Charles McCollum

 NHS Practice
 University Hospital
 of South Manchester
 Southmoor Road
 Manchester, M23 9LT
 Secretary: Janet Stringer

 Private Practice
 Alexandra Hospital
 Mill Lane, Cheadle
 Cheshire, SK8 2PX
 Secretary: Zoe Metcalf
 Tel: 07766 691194
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Professor of Surgery

Professor McCollum became Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Charing Cross Hospital, London in 1983, aged only 32. He specialised exclusively in vascular surgery following his appointment as Professor of Surgery in Manchester in 1989. He now has 25 years consultant experience in complex vascular surgery. He has perhaps the biggest practices in carotid surgery in the UK and specialises in reconstructions of the aorta including all the arteries to the brain, viscera and legs.
In addition to the full range of arterial and venous surgery, his special interests include:

Arterial Disease
  • Carotid surgery, angioplasty and stenting
  • Extra-cranial and upper limb arterial disease
  • Thoraco-abdominal and peri-renal aortic aneurysm
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Cerebral embolism
  • Peripheral artery disease in the legs
Venous disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins (VVs)
  • Microfoam sclerotherapy for VVs
  • Leg ulcers
  • Laser treatments for VVs

Professor McCollum's research is in arterial and venous disease. He leads a research team of Lecturers, Fellows, Scientists and Technicians, and his collaborations are with various disciplines including particularly epidemiology, neuro-imaging, dementia services, stroke medicine and cardiology. Special research interests include:

Arterial and venous thrombosis
Stroke and cerebral perfusion
Carotid and extracranial arteries
Paradoxical embolism
Cerebral injury in dialysis
  Cerebral emboli and dementia
Shock and organ damage
Venous disease
Wound healing and leg ulceration
Blood transfusion therapy

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 Manchester Surgical Research Trust

Professor McCollum is Chairman of a research charity whose mission is to promote research and education in healthcare, focusing on cardiovascular disease, cancer and breast disease. For further information, please visit the website:

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