Vascular Surgeons

MEET YOUR TEAM OF SPECIALISTS

DR MICHAEL NEALE VASCULAR SURGEON

SpecialityVascular Surgeon
DegreesMM (Syd), MBBS (UNSW), FRACS
BiographyDr Michael Neale grew up and was educated on Sydney's North Shore before completing undergraduate medical studies at the University of New South Wales, where he graduated with honours. Dr Neale then started as an intern and resident at Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Neale's interest in vascular surgery started very early and having completed basic surgical training he started a research fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital within the Department of Vascular Surgery completing a Master of Medicine (in surgery) at Sydney University. Dr Neale then completed his training in General Surgery becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then completed a full fellowship in Vascular Surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and commenced working as a consultant vascular surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital in 2000. Since that time, Dr Neale has also continued to work at North Shore Private Hospital. Dr Neale has won several awards and scholarships during his research and training years and presented and published widely at local, state, national and international levels. Dr Neale has been convenor for the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery annual scientific meeting in Sydney in 2005. He is the past Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and has fulfilled the role of the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of North Shore Private. He has been on the Board of Vascular Surgical Training for the Division of Vascular Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is actively involved in training and supervision of medical students, junior medical staff, general surgical and vascular surgical registrars at Royal North Shore Hospital.

DR SHEN WONG VASCULAR SURGEON

SpecialityVascular Surgeon
DegreesBSc(Med) MB.BS(Hons) MM FRACS(Vasc)
BiographyDr Shen Wong is a vascular and endovascular surgeon who has a special interest in complex aneurysmal disease. Dr Wong completed his undergraduate medical studies at the University of New South Wales, where he graduated with honours. Dr Wong then commenced as an intern and resident at Royal North Shore Hospital, and was a Research Fellow in the Vascular Department at Royal North Shore in his third year, which enabled him to complete a Master of Medicine (in surgery) at Sydney University. Dr Wong’s specialist Vascular surgical training commenced in the UK where he spent a year as a Specialist Registrar in Southampton Hospital, before returning to Australia to further his training with years spent at Fremantle Hospital, WA, and Liverpool, Royal North Shore and Westmead Hospitals, NSW. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011, Dr Wong spent a year at the renowned Cleveland Clinic (USA) to attain further specialist skills in Aortic Endovascular surgery. Dr Wong has a strong interest in endovascular surgery, aortic endograft design, and both clinical and basic scientific research. He has published and presented this work in these areas at international forums, winning several awards. He has been heavily involved in the teaching of medical students and junior doctors both in Australia and abroad. Dr Wong is a consultant Vascular Surgeon at Royal North Shore and North Shore Private Hospitals. He sees patients at North Shore Private Hospital and at Frenchs Forest.

DR CATHY THOO VASCULAR SURGEON

SpecialityVascular Surgeon
DegreesMBBS (USyd), FRACS
BiographyDr Cathy Thoo is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. She grew up on the North Shore having attended North Sydney Demonstration School and North Sydney Girls’ High School. She graduated from University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She underwent many years training in general surgery in the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service. She completed her Fellowship in Vascular Surgery and is a current fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). She is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery. Cathy is a consultant Vascular Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital.

Throughout her career, she have been involved in teaching all levels of doctors, nursing and other allied medical staff. She is currently involved in the lecture program for the medical students at Sydney University and is also involved in the final preparation examinations for the part II fellowship in both vascular and general surgery.

Cathy has recently been recognised as an experienced proceduralist of peripheral interventions with the Conjoint committee with the College of Surgeons. She has a strong interest in aortic, carotid, dialysis access, kidney transplantation, lower limb peripheral arterial revascularisation as well as varicose veins.

DR VIKRAM PUTTASWAMY VASCULAR SURGEON

SpecialityVascular Surgeon
DegreesMBBS, FRACS
BiographyDr Puttaswamy is a Vascular Surgeon, trained at Royal North Shore, Royal Melbourne and Westmead hospitals. He is a Senior Visiting Medical Officer to Royal North Shore Hospital and performs surgery and endovascular procedures at North Shore Private Hospital and Dalcross Adventist Hospital. He also trained in general surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Puttaswamy has extensive experience in performing minimally invasive endovascular surgery for treatment of aneurysms, lower limb pain and ulcers. He also performs major surgery for aortic and carotid conditions, venous surgery and stenting for DVT as well as for venous access, renal access and renal transplant.
Dr Puttaswamy's research interests include: Lower limb bypass using new prosthetic grafts; Complex thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm using Endovascular grafts; Venous and Embolectomy for DVT; and the use of stents for lower limb revascularisation.