Mr Ian Franklin is a London-based leading specialist in vascular and endovascular surgery. His specialist interests include varicose and thread veins, aesthetic phlebology, pelvic vein congestion, deep vein thrombosis, leg swelling, and leg ulcers. Ian Franklin was a NHS doctor for 23 years including 12 years as consultant vascular surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust performing a full range of arterial, venous and emergency vascular surgery. He is now a full-time private venous specialist, practising in various locations across the capital. He introduced key minimally invasive treatments to the NHS and has written numerous scientific papers, book chapters and a surgical textbook. Mr Franklin is involved in the education and training of other specialists in modern vein techniques all over the world and is the programme director of the International Charing Cross Venous Course held in London every April. He is a former member of the Council of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and served as chairman of the Circulation Foundation. He is President Elect of the Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum.