Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 3311 7312j.powell




4E05Charing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





My principal research area of interest is the evidence base for practice in vascular and endovascular surgery, through randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews.  On-going trials include the EVAR trials, the IMPROVE trial for ruptured aneurysms and the AARDVARK trial (effect of ACE inhibitors on small aneurysm growth) about to start.  My other research interests are in the pathogenesis and genetics of abdominal aortic aneurysms. 

Recent evidence based projects include the European guidelines for the management of abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular surgical components of the the Map of Medicine.  I am an associate editor for the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery and am on the editorial board of Circulation and ATVB. 



Wanhainen A, Van Herzeele I, Bastos Goncalves F, et al., 2024, Editor's Choice -- European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2024 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Abdominal Aorto-Iliac Artery Aneurysms., Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, Vol:67, Pages:192-331

Nicola M, Powell JT, 2024, Stop Smoking, Keep Walking, and Keep Taking the Antiplatelet Drugs Before Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair., Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg

Garg PK, Bhatia HS, Allen TS, et al., 2024, Assessment of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic People In Vivo: Measurements Suitable for Biomarker and Mendelian Randomization Studies., Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Vol:44, Pages:24-47

Kawai K, Finn AV, Virmani R, et al., 2024, Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Part 1: What Is it? Can it Be Defined at the Histological Level?, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Vol:44, Pages:12-23

Golledge J, Thanigaimani S, Powell JT, et al., 2023, Pathogenesis and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm, European Heart Journal, Vol:44, ISSN:0195-668X, Pages:2682-2697

More Publications