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Dr Leonard Shan is an academic vascular and endovascular surgeon in Melbourne with appointments at St. Vincent's and Epworth Hospitals as well as The University of Melbourne. 

Following extensive training in open surgical, hybrid, and endovascular procedures at multiple centres in Melbourne and Auckland, Leonard became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery. Leonard returned to Melbourne to start consultant practice in highly regarded public and private hospitals. Shortly after, Leonard had the privilege to be appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at The University of Melbourne. 

 

Over the last decade, Leonard has been at the forefront of understanding outcomes that patients value the most. This allows him to tailor treatment approaches to the needs of his patients. Leonard is internationally recognised for his expertise on quality of life after surgery. He has authored over 30 publications (h-index 16) in some of the highest-ranking journals in medicine and surgery, including Circulation and Annals of Surgery. Leonard's work has been cited by over 1000 peer-reviewed journal articles. He currently sits on the editorial board of the Annals of Vascular Surgery and is a member of the Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance.

Leonard has also undertaken a PhD on quality of life in lower extremity arterial disease which has been conducted under the tutelage of world-renowned surgeons Professor Alun Davies and Professor Peter Choong. Through this PhD, Leonard has developed an international partnership between The University of Melbourne and Imperial College London, as well as their affiliated hospitals (St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Charing Cross Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital).

Leonard takes pride in providing high quality and accessible care to both public and private patients. At St. Vincent's Hospital, Leonard helped to develop the dedicated veins service which significantly decreases waiting times for venous intervention. Leonard also embraces multidisciplinary care for his patients. He is an integral member of the high-risk foot service at St. Vincent's Hospital for the comprehensive treatment and prevention of foot wounds and ulcers.

Leonard has a warm and compassionate approach to managing complex problems and works together with his patients to find the best solution. All patients will be cared for at an academic centre of excellence with a choice of 5 consulting locations for their follow-up and surveillance. Patients can be seen urgently as required with flexible appointment times and low waiting periods. 

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Qualifications

MBBS (Hons), The University of Melbourne
BMedSci, The University of Melbourne
Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne

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About Dr Shan

Clinical Appointments

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, St. Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Epworth Hospital Richmond

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne
Academy of Surgeons, Melbourne Medical School
Editorial Board, Annals of Vascular Surgery

Top Ten Publications and Book Chapters

1. Shan L, Shi M, Tew M, Westcott M, Davies A, Choong P. Measuring Quality of Life in Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia Patients and Informal Carers: A Scoping Review. Annals of Surgery. 2022 Nov 1;276(5):e331-e341 

 

2. Shan L, Yang L, Tew M, Westcott M, Spelman T, Choong P, Davies A. Quality of Life in Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2022 Aug 8:S1078-5884(22)00487-7

 

3. Shan L, Wang J, Westcott M, Tew M, Davies A, Choong P. A Systematic Review of Cost-Utility Analyses in Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2022 Sep;85:9-21

 

4.Shan L, Telianidis S, Qureshi M, Westcott M, Tew M, Choong F, Davies A. A Review of Illness Perceptions in Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia: Current Knowledge Gaps and a Framework for Future Studies. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2022 Aug 24:S0890-5096(22)00493-9

 

5. Shan L, Choong P, Davies A. Can Quality of Life Predict Survival and Value-Based Care in Lower Extremity Arterial Disease? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2022 Sep;92(9):1986-1987

6. Shan L, Saxena A, Davies A. Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcome Measures Following Percutaneous Intervention for Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection. In: Athanasiou, Darzi, Oo. Patient Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Interventions. London: Springer Nature; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-09815-4

7. Shan L, Saxena A, Davies A. Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcome Measures Following Carotid Artery Intervention. In: Athanasiou, Darzi, Oo. Patient Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Interventions. London: Springer Nature; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-09815-4

8. Shan L, Saxena A, Goh D, Robinson D. A systematic review on the quality of life and functional status after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in elderly patients with an average age older than 75 years. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2019;69(4): 1268-1281

9. Shan L, Shan J, Saxena A, Robinson D. Quality of life and functional status after carotid revascularisation. A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2015:49(6):634-45

10. Shan L, Saxena A, McMahon R, Newcomb A. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the elderly: A review of post-operative quality of life. Circulation. 2013;128:2333-43

Awards and Scholarships

Australian Commonwealth Government Research Training Program Scholarship
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Reg Worcester Research Scholarship

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