Bijan Modarai

Professor of vascular surgery


Bijan Modarai was appointed as consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' in 2011. He has co-managed the largest UK practice in complex (branched and fenestrated) endovascular aortic repairs.

Bijan is a council member of The British Society for Endovascular Therapy and The Society of Academic and Research Surgery. He is also a member of the London Vascular Specialist Training Committee.

Education and training

  • Higher surgical training as an NIHR academic clinical lecturer
  • PhD, 2006
  • Graduated from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, 1998

Research interests

Bijan is currently funded by the British Heart Foundation to direct a programme of research aimed at developing novel therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative strategies for patients with critical limb ischaemia.

His research programme, in partnership with national and international collaborators, focuses on:

  • angiogenesis in tissue remodeling
  • angiogenic cell therapies
  • the use of biomaterials to enhance cell therapy
  • novel imaging techniques applied to vascular disease


  • Presidents Early Career Award, Circulation Foundation, 2013
  • British Heart Foundation postgraduate symposium prize, 2012
  • British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship, 2011
  • The Patey Prize, 2007
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Young Investigator Award, 2005


Last updated: January 2024

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