MS FRCS FRACS (Vas)
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
Dr Ramesh Velu trained as a Vascular surgeon in India, UK & Australia and has Specialist registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Dr Velu has worked in Birmingham UK, Perth WA, Hamilton NZ and Townsville NQ. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Scotland) since 2000.Dr Velu successfully completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Vascular Surgery in 2006. Since then he has taken up the position of Senior Staff Specialist within the Vascular Surgery department at The Townsville Hospital. Dr Velu consults privately at the Mater Hospital Townsville and also Mater Mackay.
Dr Velu has extensive experience in endovascular surgical procedures along with the traditional open surgical procedures, in keeping with world best vascular practices. Dr Velu regularly attends international training programs and conferences worldwide assuring that Townsville patients are receiving the best treatment possible. He has published articles in various national & international journals.
In this position Dr Velu is the Supervisor of Vascular trainees that are placed in Townsville, who are on the national training program for Vascular Surgery.
Dr Velu is involved with the James Cook University Medical School as a clinical teacher of medical students, assessor for medical students examinations & supervisor for honours projects, and participates in the yearly interview selection process of new medical students.