Professor Ian Loftus trained as a vascular surgeon in Leicester UK, and was appointed as a Consultant at St Georges Hospital, London, in 2004 to help develop a complex vascular and endovascular practice.
Since then he has been made a Professor in Vascular Surgery at St Georges University of London. He is the Regional Director of the National Aneurysm Screening Programme, sits on the Councils of the Vascular Society of Great Britain, and the British Society for Endovascular Therapy, and is the past Clinical Tutor for Critical Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He became Chair of the UK Vascular Society Committee for Audit and Quality Improvement in 2013 and President of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy in 2015.
He has been part of the national quality improvement programme (QIP) for vascular surgery, including the lead for the London Aneurysm QIP, and Department of Health working party on peri-operative care.
He has been involved in the development, launch and running of the UK National Vascular Registry including publication of surgeon and unit level outcomes for vascular surgery. He is the National Lead for Revalidation in Vascular Surgery.
Professor Loftus runs a clinical research unit at St Georges Hospital and has a track record in clinical and scientific research into vascular disease. He has published almost 200 papers and contributed to numerous books relating to vascular and venous disease.