learn about our history

About Us

the founder

mr ian franklin

Ian Franklin is a full-time private venous specialist.  He was a NHS doctor for 23 years including 12 years as consultant vascular surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust performing a full range of arterial, venous and emergency vascular surgery. 

Mr Franklin introduced several key minimally invasive techniques and treatments to the NHS and has written numerous scientific papers, book chapters and also a surgical textbook.  He trains other specialists in modern vein techniques all over the world.  Between 2008 to 2018 Mr Franklin was the programme director of the world-renowned, annual International Charing Cross Venous Course that was attended by 5,000 surgeons each year.  He is former council member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and chaired the Circulation Foundation for four years.  He is the President of the Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum.


Ian Franklin is one of a very small number of vascular surgeons in the UK with extensive acute COVID-19 experience.  At the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, Ian Franklin suspended his private practice and returned to the NHS (Charing Cross Hospital) where he spent several weeks at the height of the crisis on the front line caring for COVID-19 patients.  During this time, it became clear that many patients with COVID-19 develop thrombotic (blood clot) problems which can have serious effects on the circulation.  Ian Franklin has now reopened his private practice. 

private practice

the london vascular clinic

london vascular clinic

The London Vascular Clinic team are all highly trained specialists who have served for many years in both the NHS and private sectors.  We are experienced in the treatment of all vascular conditions and focus on dealing with the wide range of disorders that affect veins.

Conditions we treat include:

Varicose veins

Thread veins

Deep vein thrombosis

Superficial vein thrombosis (phlebitis)

Leg ulceration

Leg swelling



Pelvic vein congestion

COVID-19 related thrombosis

London Vascular Clinic

Chelsea, Sydney Street

The lister hospital

Chelsea, Chelsea Bridge Road

king edward VII hospital

Marylebone, Beaumont Street

online consultation room

Online video consultations are also available

our team of experts are here for you

Acknowledged Experts 


Mr Ian Franklin

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Angela Williams

Vascular Nurse Specialist
Angela Williams RN MSc is a Vascular Nurse Specialist at the Cadogan Clinic providing expert laser therapy to patients with thread veins on legs and face and managing wounds, ulcers and swelling of the lower legs.

Hema Rao

vascular scientist
With over 20 years experience in diagnostic vascular ultrasound working within renowned vascular centres within the NHS and private sector. I am able to provide a substantial skill in the diagnosis of vascular disease using ultrasound.

Samina Qureshi

accredited vascular scientist

Samina Qureshi Bsc AVS

Qualified at Charing Cross Hospital- Imperial College in 2008 and has over 15 years experience in vascular duplex ultrasound.

Filipe Fernandes

Accredited Vascular Scientist

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, AVS

dan horner

consultant anaesthetic


Nick Gilfillan

Consultant Anaesthetist

MBBS (Lon) BMedSci (Hons)(Lon) FRCA

Dr Nick Gilfillan is a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in Bariatric, Colorectal, Upper GI, ENT and Trauma Surgery. He works at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

Caroline Bevan

Physician Assistant and Practice Coordinator

Maria Bunakova

Vascular Scientist

Shakila Chowdhury

Vascular Scientist

AVS BSc (Hons) MSc (Vasc)

Over 15 years of specialist vascular ultrasound skills gained in renowned NHS and private medical institutions, I have a proficient level of clinical expertise and a diligent approach to duplex ultrasound investigation.