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Mr Ian Hawthorn

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Qualified CXHMS 1980. Joined the Royal Air Force and trained as a surgeon in the Defence Medical Services Training Scheme. Served in Germany Cyprus Belize. Vascular Training seconded to the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield. Accredited by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as a consultant surgeon in 1992. Retired from RAF in Jan 1995 and took up post in this Trust initially at Shotley Bridge and moved to Dryburn in 1997. Now specialise in all aspects of vascular surgery particularly modern treatment of varicose veins. General surgical practice is laparoscopic hernia and cholecystectomy plus open hernia. Lead clinician in General Surgery for the Trust. Trust representative on the Regional Higher Surgical Training Committee. Examiner for the MRCS examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Member of National Medical Expert panel for Vibration White Finger. Married with two grown up children aged 23 and 26. Hobbies include fell-walking, road running and I own and fly a Robinson R22 Helicopter based at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

  • Department:
  • Speciality: Vascular Surgery
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Vascular Surgery; Varicose Vein Surgery; Radiofrequency Ablation of Veins
  • Training: Charing Cross Hospital Medical School MBBS 1980
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCSEd
  • Date added to the specialist register: 1992
  • Training role: Examiner for MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Trust representative on the Regional Higher Surgical Training Committee
Mr Ian Hawthorn

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital