Dr Mark Bratby is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist and was appointed Deputy Medical Director for Veincentre in 2020. He now works exclusively for Veincentre with regular clinics in Oxford, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff. He performed over 400 treatments (EVLA/Sclerotherapy/Microsclerotherapy) in 2020.
Mark trained at Cambridge University and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and was awarded Distinction in Medicine. Mark has worked for 21 years in the NHS with 11 years as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Oxford University Hospital where he was Clinical Governance Lead, College Tutor and Royal College of Radiologists Examiner. He has advised the Royal College of Radiologists through their REAL (Radiology Excellence and Learning) panel which disseminates learning to promote best practice at a national level.
Mark has performed over 300 EVAR procedures, 1000 sclerotherapy and embolisation procedures for vascular malformations and over 2000 angioplasty/stent procedures prior to super-specialising in varicose vein management and treatment. He pioneered the use of sclerotherapy for vascular bone lesions during his time in Oxford.
Mark has written 50 peer-reviewed papers on vascular interventional radiology and presented at numerous national and international meetings, notably being awarded Editor’s Gold Medal for a randomised controlled trial of fibroid embolisation compared to myomectomy.
Mark is a keen skier, leisurely cyclist and enthusiastic gardener. His other passion is opera and he has managed to attend at least one opera performance at both Glyndebourne and Garsington every year for the last 10 years. He gets away for an annual sailing trip with friends and trips over the last two decades have included a night-sail across the channel and sailing adventures around the Firth of Clyde.