Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Academic Section of Vascular Surgery
Division of Surgery
Department of Surgery & Cancer
Faculty of Medicine
Imperial College London

Mr Joseph Shalhoub is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon appointed at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital, London. He qualified with honours from Imperial College School of Medicine, completing his postgraduate surgical training in London including St Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, and St Thomas’ Hospital. Mr Shalhoub is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS), and was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest mark in the Fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery (FEBVS) examination. After receiving his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and gaining entry onto the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register, he undertook a post-CCT Senior Clinical Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Mr Shalhoub has a strong academic and educational background which compliments his evidence-based clinical practice. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London where he is co-investigator for three National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) government-funded large multi-centre randomised clinical trials:

Co-Investigator: Compression Hosiery to Avoid Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (NIHR HTA CHAPS Trial)

Co-Investigator: Does Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation improve the absolute walking distance in patients with Intermittent Claudication compared to best available treatment? a multicentre randomised controlled study (NIHR / MRC EME NESIC Trial)

Co-Investigator: Examining the benefit of graduated compression stockings as an adjunct to low dose low molecular weight heparin in the prevention of venous thromboembolism in elective surgical inpatients identified as moderate or high risk for venous thromboembolism – a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (NIHR HTA GAPS Trial)

He completed his BSc, PhD and Masters in Education (MEd) all at Imperial College London, receiving Research Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Circulation Foundation. To date, he has secured more than £4.2 million in research funding as principal applicant or co-applicant, and has published more than 150 Pubmed indexed articles.

Mr Shalhoub is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFSTEd), Council Member and past Honorary Secretary of the Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), and Executive Committee Member of the Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN). He was a Council Member and past Vice-President of the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT).

Research Areas of Focus

  • Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
  • Arterial Disease, including Peripheral Arterial Disease and Carotid Disease
  • Diabetes Foot Disease and Limb Salvage
  • Venous Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Clinical Trials
  • Vascular Biology
  • Metabolic Profiling in Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Surgical Education and Training
  • Big Data


Sources of Funding

  • Co-Investigator, National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Project Grant 17/147/47
  • Co-Investigator, National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment / Medical Research Council Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (NIHR / MRC EME) Project Grant 15/180/68
  • Co-Investigator, National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Project Grant 14/140/61
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Circulation Foundation
  • Stroke Association
  • Rosetrees Trust
  • Graham-Dixon Charitable Trust
  • Peel Medical Research Trust



GlobalSurg Collaborative, 2020, Global variation in anastomosis and end colostomy formation following left-sided colorectal resection, Bjs Open, Vol:3, ISSN:2474-9842, Pages:403-414

Al-Balah A, Goodall R, Salciccioli J, et al., Trends in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Mortality in European Union 15+ Countries from 1990-2017, British Journal of Surgery, ISSN:0007-1323

Shalhoub J, Lawton R, Hudson J, et al., Graduated compression stockings as an adjuvant to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in elective surgical patients (GAPS study): a randomised controlled trial, Bmj: British Medical Journal, ISSN:0959-535X

Tan K, Goodall R, Hughes W, et al., A Methodological Assessment of Diabetic Foot Syndrome Clinical Practice Guidelines, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN:1078-5884

Yang D, Salciccioli J, Marshall D, et al., Trends in malignant melanoma mortality in 31 countries from 1985 to 2015, British Journal of Dermatology, ISSN:0007-0963

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