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Dr Julian Wong Chi Leung

MBChB( Aberdeen), FRCS (Glasgow),FRCS (England),FRCS(General surgery)


Senior Consultant Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, NUHCS

Programme Director Vascular Medicine and Therapy Programme, Dept of CTVS

Head Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of CTVS, NUHCS

Director Non Invasive Vascular Lab, Department of CTVS, NUHCS

Co-Director Aortic Centre, Department of CTVS, NUHCS


Dr Julian Wong graduated MBChB from University of Aberdeen in 1991. After completion of housemanship under Professor Eremin (Surgery) and Professor Brunt (Medicine) in Aberdeen, he joined the Leeds General Infirmary for his basic surgical training for three years. He then moved to Academic unit in Hull under Professor Monson before embarking on vascular and general surgical training in Manchester.


In 1996, he was appointed as Clinical lecturer in Surgery in the University of Manchester under Professor Charles McCollum and served in the academic unit of Vascular Surgery for three years. After that, he moved to various units within the Northwest Deanery of England, gaining extensive higher surgical training experience both in general, laparoscopic and vascular surgery. He did his subspecialty vascular training in Manchester again in Manchester Royal Infirmary under Professor Michael Walker for a year, followed by another year with Professor Charles McCollum in South Manchester University Hospital.


During these two years, he gained extensive experience in both open and endovascular surgery, including complex aortic aneurysms, carotid disease and peripheral vascular disease as well as redo surgery.


After his completion of CCST, he was appointed as locum consultant in South Manchester University Hospital before he took up his substantial post as Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon in the University Hospital of North Staffordshire (Keele Medical School) for almost six years. In 2009, he was also appointed as Associate Clinical Director for the Department of Surgery in the same hospital before he left for NUH at the end of 2011.


In addition, he has a strong interest in education. He has been the examiner for undergraduate medicine in both Keele and Manchester medical school for the last 10 years. He has also been the teaching and organizing faculty for various training courses under Royal College of Surgeons including basic surgical training skills, higher surgical training skills, CRISP course, advanced and basic laparoscopic courses. He had been the foundation education lead as well as education lead for higher surgical training committee for West midlands deanery in UK. He was appointed as Court of Examiner 2009 and currently still serves as College Examiner for Royal College of Surgeons England as well as the Intercollegiate MRCS MCQ writer panel (since 2005).


Specialty Interest(s):


  • Aortic aneurysm surgery (open and endovascular treatment)
  • Carotid surgery
  • Treatment of diabetic foot
  • Renal access surgery for renal dialysis
  • Varicose vein treatment (open and endovascular treatment)
  • Thorascopic sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis and facial blushing
  • Redo surgery for peripheral vascular disease


Specializes in Diseases and Conditions:


  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Aortic aneurysm and dissection
  • Vascular access for hemodialysis
  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Lower leg arterial and venous problems
  • Diabetic foot salvage
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Limb salvage and preservation
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Visceral artery disease, including renal




  1. Computational modeling of a new thrombectomy device for the extraction of blood clots. Romero G, Higuera I, Martinez ML, Pearce G, Perkinson N, Roffe C, Wong J. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010;680:627-33.
  2. Pilot study into the removal of blood clots using tPA delivered locally through the ‘GP’ Mechanical Thrombectomy Device. Gillian Pearce, Neil Perkinson, Lee Brooker, Julian Wong. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society Volume 7, 2011 ISSN 1832-3669.
  3. Autologous versus allogeneic transfusion in aortic surgery: a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Wong JC, Torella F, Haynes SL, Dalrymple K, Mortimer AJ, McCollum CN; ATIS Investigators. Ann Surg. 2002 Jan;235(1):145-51.
  4. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Methods of Recanalization in a Model of the Middle Cerebral Artery: Thrombus Aspiration via a 4F Catheter, Thrombus Aspiration via the GP Thromboaspiration Device, and Mechanical Thrombectomy Using the Solitaire Thrombectomy Device. Tennuci C, Pearce G, Wong J, Nayak S, Jones T, Lally F, Roffe C. Stroke Res Treat. 2011;2011:186424. Epub 2011 Apr 14.


For more of his publications, read here.


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