Mr George Smith


Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Vascular Surgery

Role at Hull York Medical School

George is a Senior Lecturer within the Vascular Research Group.


George completed his BSc and medical degree at St George's Hospital in London before beginning his clinical career in posts on the south coast. He undertook his doctorate at the University of Hull where he was first exposed to clinical research and began his academic career. He was then successful in gaining a Yorkshire and Humber higher surgical rotation position and subsequent clinical lecturer post in general surgery with an interest in vascular. George completed this training and gained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016. He has since then undertaken clinical duties as a consultant at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and research as a Senior Lecturer at the Hull York Medical School.


George's primary research focus is within surgical wounds and wound infection and in undertaking both basic science and clinical testing of new and existing dressing technologies.

Other topics of research include:

  • Surgical site infections - Avoidance of antibiotics in treatment and prevention of wound infection
  • Wound healing - microbiome and the effects of shockwave therapy in wound healing
  • Through knee amputations - quality of life and biomechanics outcomes after amputation
  • Vascular access for dialysis - factors affecting early fistula patency
  • Peripheral vascular disease - Non invasive control of symptoms of claudication
  • Prehabilitation - optimising outcomes in severely co-morbid or frail vascular surgery patients

View George's publications on Google Scholar.