Professor Stephen Black is one of the leading consultant vascular surgeons in London, Manchester, Ashtead and Thames Valley, specialising in varicose veins, varicose veins surgery, non-surgical treatment of varicose veins, endovascular surgery, endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). Additionally he is expert in complex venous conditions such as pelvic congestion syndrome, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and May-Thurner syndrome. He is presently practising at the UK Vein Clinic.
Professor Black is currently surgical lead at St Thomas' Hospital, one of the largest centres of expertise in vascular medicine across the world. As professor of venous surgery, he has developed an international reputation for his expertise in complex venous medicine and contributes to the European guidelines and standards for venous surgery.
Professor Black has recently co-founded the UK Vein Clinic, exclusively dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins using modern, minimally invasive treatment methods that produce world class outcomes for patients suffering from this condition. The UK Vein Clinic provides treatment with Professor Black and his team from locations based in London's Harley Street, Maidenhead in Berkshire and central Manchester.
Professor Black is also a key surgeon at various clinics in the London area (including Harley Street Clinic, London and Ashtead Hospital, Surrey), and is the surgical lead at St Thomas' Hospital. He holds several prominent positions in various vascular surgery organizations, including being on the committee for the European Venous Forum Hands On Workshop (EVF HOW) and is a programme director for the annual Charing Cross Vascular Symposium - one of the largest meetings of its type in the world. He was awarded the fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery in 2011.
Throughout his stellar career in vascular surgery, Professor Black has always been at the cutting edge of his field. After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in 1998, and working in South Africa for two years, Professor Black moved to the UK, where he completed a doctorate (MD) at St Mary's Hospital and Imperial College, London in 2006. His thesis was on the virtual reality-based training of surgeons to perform carotid surgery - research focused on improving the safety and efficiency of surgical training, and supervised by Mr John Wolfe and Lord Ara Darzi.