Some of our services have changed due to COVID-19. Click here for details

The SVI is committed to multi-disciplinary working. In addition to nursing and medical staff the MDT includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a social worker and pharmacist. The SVI has a specialist vascular ward (Firth 2) and an angiography suite based in Radiology. As part of the angiography suite there is a 4 bed day ward.

There are 3 Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who take a lead role in the management of venous ulcers and undertake initial assessments and organisation of investigations in “fast-track” clinics.

A weekly MDT meeting of vascular radiologists and surgeons takes place where the imaging and management of patients with aneurysm disease and peripheral vascular disease are reviewed.

We work closely with other departments. We have close links with the Diabetologists (doctors treating diabetes) and run a parallel out patient clinic allowing easy referral between specialties. There is joint X-Ray meeting with our linked Consultant Neurologists and Stroke Physicians that takes place every week to assess the management of patients who have suffered stroke or a mini-stroke (TIA).

Consultant Vascular Surgeons
Ms Saima Ehsan  

Mr R Nair - Qualification : MBChB, FCS(SA)

Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 2000, having previously been appointed as Consultant Surgeon at the University of Natal, South Africa in 1996. Clinical Director for Vascular Services.

Interests – Arterial surgery including aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy, and thoracic outlet compression syndrome.

 Mr S Nawaz  


Our consultant vascular surgeons are supported by three long term locum consultants

Consultant Vascular Radiologists

Trevor Cleveland - Qualifications – BMedSci, BM, BS, FRCS, FRCR


Qualified in medicine from Nottingham University in 1985, and after House jobs, demonstrated Anatomy for a year at Nottingham. Following a years post in Cambridge doing A&E, Neurotrauma and Orthopaedics, he joined the Sheffield Surgical Training Scheme. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990, and commenced Radiology training in Sheffield, with the intention of pursuing a career in Interventional Radiology. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1994 and became accredited in 1995. He was appointed Senior Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Vascular Radiology at Sheffield University in 1995 and Consultant Vascular Radiologist in 2000.

Since his appointment as a Consultant, he has been part of a team delivering a wide range of Interventional Vascular Radiology procedures, and vascular imaging.
He regularly performs the following IR procedures:

  • Angioplasty and stenting of various arteries and veins
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Embolisation (elective and emergency) including for uterine arteries for fibroids, trauma, trans arterial chemoembolization (TACE), and radioembolisation (SIRT).
  • Thoracic and abdominal aortic stent-grafting – including fenestrated devices
  • Inferior vena-cava filter placement

The Trust has recently started performing renal sympathetic denervation for the treatment of high blood pressure.

He has been a member of the British Society of Interventional Radiology since 1995, and have served on the Council. He is also a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society for Europe, and is on the Advisory Board for this organization, and is a Director of the European School of Interventional Radiology. He is a member of the European Society of Radiology and presently serves on the Board of the Faculty of the Royal College of Radiologists.



 Dr J M Regi

- known as Mark
Qualifications: BSc, MBBS, MRCS, FRCR, FHEA, PG Dip (Med Ed)

Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist in Sheffield since 2012. Dr Regi read Physiology at Kings College London before reading Medicine at the Royal Free and University College medical school London.
He completed a basic surgical rotation and passed the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons before entering higher training in Clinical Radiology in Bristol. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists after 4 years in Bristol. He then completed a 2 year Endovascular Fellowship at the Sheffield Vascular Institute. Dr Regi was appointed as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff before returning to Sheffield a year later.

Dr Regi performs a wide range of endovascular procedures with major interests in complex thoracic and abdominal stent grafting, interventional oncology including TACE and trauma intervention. He is the IR trauma lead.

Dr Regi is a member of CIRSE and the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and has served on the council as the Junior Vice President (2010) and Junior President (2011). He has a keen interest in medical education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In his spare time he has an interest in festival medicine and is a medical co-ordinator at the Glastonbury Festival.

 Dr S Thomas  
 Dr D Turner  
 Dr Dan Kusuma: MBChB, MRCS, PGDip (Med Ed), FRCR



Dr. Kusuma qualified in Medicine from the University of Glasgow. He completed basic surgical training in the West of Scotland and was admitted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow (qua surgeon). 

Following this, he commenced training in Clinical Radiology in Glasgow and was appointed Glasgow University's inaugural Clinical Lecturer in Radiology where he worked at the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre. His research activities included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computational fluid dynamics, developing and validating advanced MRI flow sequences, in addition to carotid artery flow dynamics and shear stress on MRI.

Funding for the work was awarded competitively through a Kodak and Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) scholarship, NHS endowment research funding and the Chief Scientist Office of Scotland (CSO). He was awarded the Anne Hollman medal for his work by the Scottish Radiological Society in 2010.

Dr. Kusuma was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2010 and completed a clinical fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Sheffield Vascular Institute (SVI) before commencing his present role as Consultant Vascular Radiologist.

In addition to vascular imaging (CT and MRI) and a wide range of vascular interventional procedures, he has a special interest in Vascular Malformations (encompassing low-flow venous malformations, arteriovenous malformations and pulmonary AVMs). He is in the process of developing the Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) and other related portal vascular procedures at the SVI.

Dr. Kusuma served as a committee member (2012-2013) at the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and is a member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). He has interest in Medical Education, having previously contributed to the International Association of Medical Education (AMEE) and completed a post-graduate diploma in medical education at the University of Edinburgh.


Clinical Management Team

Mr Akhtar Nasim, Clinical Director - Sheffield Vascular Institute
Mr Chris Monk, Operations Director
Katharine Knight, Deputy Operations Director
Mrs H Brown, Nurse Director, SYRS
Dr S Thomas - Vascular Radiology Lead
Professor Shah Nawaz – Vascular Surgery Lead

Contact SVI

Tel 0114 2266104

< back

Rate this page: