Phillipa Burns

Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Phillipa Burns

  • Vascular Surgery Services
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Clinical Interests

Mrs Burns practices all areas of Vascular Surgery, but has special interests in the treatment of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive treatment of vascular disease and surgery for haemodialysis access.

Appointments and Activities

Mrs Phillipa Burns currently practices as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

She trained in Edinburgh, before spending a year’s Fellowship in Sydney, Australia, learning minimally invasive techniques in Vascular Surgery.


Mrs Burns’s educational qualifications are:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc MedSci Hons), University of Edinburgh, 1993
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), University of Edinburgh, 1995
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Edinburgh, 2005
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2007