About Us

Birmingham Vascular clinic is based at the Circle Priory hospital Birmingham treating patients from the Midlands to all parts of the country and abroad. We also see patients at Midland Health in Edgbaston. The service is provided by an experienced consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon, Prof. Alok Tiwari (www.aloktiwari.net) with extensive experience of treating veins including open surgery, minimally invasive surgery and foam sclerotherapy. He can perform the procedure both under general or local anaesthetic. He also specialises in the treatment of carotid artery narrowing for stroke prevention, open and endovascular (keyhole) treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, angioplasty and bypass for patient with claudication (calf pain on walking) and management of the diabetic foot.


Professional profile

Professor Alok Tiwari qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London in 1996. He then undertook basic surgical training at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex. Professor Tiwari undertook a Master of Surgery degree at the Royal Free Hospital in London. His thesis was the ‘Development of a hybrid cardiovascular graft using a tissue engineering approach’. He presented and published extensively from this. Professor Tiwari received specialist registrar training in London and Essex in both general and vascular surgery. During this time he undertook a one year Vascular fellowship at the prestigious Westmead Vascular Unit in Sydney, Australia where he learnt endovascular techniques to allow the treatment of patients using minimally invasive methods including angioplasty and Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).


He worked as a locum consultant in the vascular unit at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Prof Tiwari was appointed to University Hospital Birmingham (formerly Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital) in Jan 2011. He was instrumental in the development of the fenestrated endovascular program and the diabetic foot service. He has successfully supervised a research fellow looking at the diabetic foot. He is also a Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham  and a Visiting Professor of Vascular Surgery at Birmingham City University. He is the current training program director for vascular trainees in the West Midlands and a member of the surgical advisory committee. He has over 110 published articles in journals which can be looked at by clicking the link(publications and presentations).


He did a sabbatical in Singapore for 12 months in 2017-8. During this time he has learnt to further  deal with complex diabetic foot disease and advanced endovascular angioplasty for limb salvage. Prof. Tiwari is a member of the Vascular society of Great Britain and Ireland, European Society of Vascular Surgery, British Society of Endovascular Therapy and British Medical Association. Prof. Tiwari works closely with consultants from many specialities most of whom also work at University Hospitals Birmingham.