Prof Sherif Sultan has three decades of experience in vascular and endovascular surgery and has a strong international reputation as one of the pioneers of minimally invasive endovascular techniques.
Prof Sultan is clinical vascular lead in the West Northwest Hospital group of the National Health Service Executive. This hospital group comprises seven hospitals and cares for a population of approximately 800,000 people. Prof Sultan heads a team of dedicated vascular and endovascular specialists focus on prevention of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. He specialises in stroke prevention with one day surgery for carotid artery intervention; endovascular, open and hybrid management of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm and dissection; lower limb revascularisation for which he has pioneered techniques that salvage limbs with critical ischaemia and wound care management for refractory chronic venous ulcers with hyperbaric medicine and. In addition, he performs keyhole surgery for varicose veins as an outpatient procedure.
He obtained his medical degree from the Ain Shams University in 1987. Following completion of a master degree in surgery in 1991, he then finished his MD degree, and moved to Ireland and was awarded his FRCS in Dublin 1995. He had a pectoral fellowship from Arizona Heart Institute in 1997, followed by a Diploma in Endovascular Surgery from University of Paris XII in 1998. He joined the vascular team at St James's hospital and Trinity College Dublin and contributed to the development of the Endovascular surgery programme. He attained his Intercollegiate FRCS in vascular surgery in March 2001 in London and has been certified with European Board of Vascular Surgery in September 2001 in Lucerne Switzerland. Prof. Sultan settled down in Galway in 2001 to focus exclusively on vascular and endovascular surgery delivery and development of the vascular services.
He has a prolific research portfolio with over 400 international peer-reviewed publications, 500 international presentations, and 250 national presentations. His research work has been recognised by 32 international awards. Recently the National Institute of Health in the USA cited his seminal publication on the cost-effectiveness of endovascular aortic repair as one of the most ground-breaking publications in this field in the last decade.
In 2002 Prof Sultan founded the Western Vascular Institute, a charitable research foundation committed to vascular research, technical innovation, professional and public education. He was elected as the chairman. In 2007, he established the endovascular master's programme in collaboration with National University of Ireland Galway. He has long championed the need for translational research and has been the first to launch many of new medical devices in Europe and worldwide.
Prof Sultan is also a talented inventor and has 17 patents in his name. In 2007 he was InterTrade Ireland's Equity Network winner of the Best International Emerging Company in the All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition, and he received a Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Ireland Clinical Innovation award for his stem cell delivery catheter design.
He is dedicated to increasing public awareness of vascular disease as the number one global killer. With state-of-the-art technology, vascular laboratory, veins unit, diagnostic and interventional capabilities, comprehensive programs, and on-going educational opportunities, he delivers the highest level of care to meet the needs of his vascular patients.
Prof Sultan is President-elect of the International society of Vascular Surgery, a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and President of the American Society of Angiology, Irish chapter. He is a fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery, a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and a member of the European Society of vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Prof Sultan is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and President of the American Society of Angiology, Irish chapter. He is a fellow of society of vascular surgery, international society of vascular surgeons, member of association of vascular surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland and European Society of vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Prof Sherif Sultan was awarded his PhD from National University of Romania Sibiu for his excellence in management complex Thoraco abdominal aneurysms.