About Us

Created in 1994 as the Vascular and Vein Unit, we assess, counsel and treat patients with a wide range of vascular conditions, from thread to varicose veins, as well as complications such as venous eczema, venous ulcers and deep vein thrombosis.

The full time move of Paul Baskerville to the West End in 2014 has enabled his hernia practice (previously at King’s College Hospital) to join the Vascular and Vein Unit, and create the Baskerville Clinic, concentrating expertise and team working on a single site.

Dr Paul Baskerville

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Dr Paul Baskerville qualified from Oxford University, and trained at St.Thomas' and St. Bartholomews’ Hospitals. He was appointed Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital in 1988, and set up the Carotid Surgery Service for Stroke in 1991. He also helped develop the now world famous Diabetic Foot Surgical Service. Whilst at King’s, he held a variety of Clinical Directorships, including the leadership of Day Surgery, Surgery and Critical Care; in 2005 he was appointed Director of Surgical Practice, a post he held until 2014. As a Consultant in private practice he worked in partnership with Stanley Rivlin, a pioneer in the field of varicose vein surgery.

Dr Baskerville’s hernia interests coincided with developing one of the earliest Day Surgery Centres in the United Kingdom in Kingston Surrey, after which he worked with Mr Jerry Gilmore, Hernia Expert and exponent of the surgery of Gilmore’s Groin. He has run a hernia clinic at King’s College Hospital for many years, and is currently researching and developing new techniques for improving groin hernia surgery.

Dr Baskerville has lectured extensively in the U.K. and internationally on the Care of the Surgical Patient and on vascular and venous disease. As a Council member and then President of the British Association of Day Surgery, he has also lectured widely on Day Surgery, including to a Select Committee of the French Assemblée Nationale. He is a fluent French speaker.

Dr Baskerville has a long-standing interest in medical education and has worked as Senior Examiner in Surgery at the University of London and for Higher Medical Degrees. He lectures regularly at Keele University and Kings’ College Hospital to new and aspiring consultants on the role and responsibilities of the hospital consultant. He also acts as an Expert Witness in cases of alleged medical negligence. Since 2014 Dr Baskerville has worked solely in private practice, and mainly operates at the Princess Grace Hospital.

Professional memberships and affiliations:

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • European Vascular Surgical Society
  • Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine (Council Member 1992-6)
  • British Association of Day Surgery (Council Member 1992-2012, President 2000-2002)
  • International Association of Ambulatory Surgery (Executive Council Member 2000-2009)
  • British Association of Sclerotherapists
  • British Hernia Society
  • Forensic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Association Française de Chirugie Ambulatoire

Meet the team

  • Dr Gudrun Kunst

    Dr Gudrun Kunst has been Consultant Anaesthetist at King’s College Hospital since 2004, where she has been awarded...
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  • Dr Colin Deane

    Dr Colin Deane has specialised in vascular ultrasound for over 25 years. After initially studying engineering, he completed a...
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  • Dr David Goss

    Dr David Goss is a Clinical Scientist with extensive clinical, teaching and research experience in vascular ultrasound...
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  • Jason Wilkins is consultant radiologist at King's College, Guy's and St Thomas' and London Bridge Hospitals. He qualified from...
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  • The Princess Grace has a highly professional theatre staff dedicated to the management of vascular and hernia disease...
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  • Geraldine Chope has worked with Mr Baskerville since 2008, and manages the Baskerville Clinic. She is the voice you will hear...
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