Professor Varcoe is a vascular surgeon at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospitals where he is director of the operating theatres and of the Vascular Institute, one of Australia’s most prestigious clinical trials centres. His clinical practice specialises in the minimally invasive treatment of aortic conditions, carotid disease and the full gamut of occlusive arterial disease of the lower limb for which he is internationally renowned.
He has a strong academic interest in novel stent and anastomotic technologies, the investigation of intimal hyperplasia, particularly computer flow dynamic modelling and cellular mechanisms, the application of intra-operative ultrasound to endovascular techniques, regional foot perfusion mapping following tibial angioplasty and has the first-in-man experience with the Absorb bioresorbable stent technology applied below-the-knee. In 2015, he completed his PhD at the University of New South Wales entitled “The investigation of novel technology and technique in the treatment of vascular disease”. In 2020 he completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology where he gained post-graduate expertise in meta-analysis, clinical trials, health economics and biostatistics.
He is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales where he teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is the founder and course director of the New South Wales Vascular meeting and the VERVE Symposium, the largest annual endovascular summit in Australasia.
He is a member of numerous learned societies, has published more than 95 peer-reviewed manuscripts and five book chapters, is an invited reviewer for multiple leading journals in the field of vascular medicine, intervention and science, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Vascular and Endovascular Review, the Journal of Critical Limb Ischemia, the Texas Heart Institute Journal and the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery and has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on more than 200 individual occasions.