Mr Jag Naik MBChB FRCS MD FRCS(Gen)
Mr Naik attended the prestigious Glasgow University (founded 1451). Medicine was a natural calling for him after scoring the highest A-level result in Biology in Scotland (1988) and awarded the national prize for this achievement.
The University of Glasgow hospital the Glasgow Royal Infirmary is known for many famous surgeons most notably the father of modern surgery Lord Joseph Lister (1876).
During his early stages of training Mr Naik was fortunate to have experienced a wide range of specialities from cardiac, orthopaedic, urology, and General surgery (with its subspecialties), but was drawn to the dynamic developments in the field of Vascular surgery. He completed his research Doctoral thesis (M.D) at the University of Leicester having studied and published on the impact of Statins on venous cell growth.
Mr Naik spent two years as senior registrar at the widely recognised Cambridge University Addenbrookes Hospital. Mentored there by the future president of the Vascular Society of Great Britain (Mr K.Varty) the hospital and the unit has an international reputation. Mr Varty went on to become a referee to Mr Naik and stated that he was the most technically skilled vascular surgical trainee to have have been trained there to that point.
Based at the prestigious Royal Adelaide Hospital its here that Mr Naik learnt endovascular (keyhole) techniques and aesthetic vein interventions. The department is internationally famous for leg bypass surgery and the eponymous Miller Cuff operation was devised by a previous Chief of Surgery there a Dr Justin Miller.
Mr Naik was appointed Consultant Vascular and Endovascular surgeon at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary in 2010. He currently leads the Carotid surgery programme there and carries out the only regular list for NHS varicose veins in the city. Other areas of interest include complex leg reconstructions, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and surgery for vascularised cancers as the vascular expert in a multidisciplinary super specialist team.
Mr Naik has been involved with several publications in various aspects of vascular surgery from the use of endovascular grafts to treat aneurysmal disease to the impact of drugs on the laboratory growth of veins cells and trying to modulate their growth. One of his many roles is Lead for teaching medical student of Liverpool University at the Royal Infirmary the principles of Vascular disease.
Mr Naik was recently (2022) invited to lecture at the annual national meeting of the British Sarcoma Society on complex vascular interventions.
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