Curriculum Vitae

Michael Gaunt is an award-winning and experienced vascular surgeon who is regarded as a leader and expert in his field. Drawing on his 30 years’ experience, he now treats in the region of 2,000 patients every year. In addition to his dedication and vast talent, he remains willing to learn new techniques and skills and compliments this with an easy-going and understanding manner.

Michael Ellis Gaunt
Date of birth:1962
Address (private):
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, 30 New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9EL.

Tel 01223 305858



Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Senior Anatomy Demonstrator at the University of Cambridge Medical School

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Cambridge MRCS course
  • Cambridge Basic Surgical Skills course
  • Cambridge FRCS course
  • Whipps Cross Final Fellowship Course
  • General Practitioner professional development
  • Cambridge Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course
  • Education
  • 1973-1977 Catterick Camp School, North Yorks
  • 1977-1980 Beverley Grammar School, East Yorks.
  • 1982-1988 Leicester University Medical School


  • MAC Chairman Spire Lea Hospital, Cambridge
  • National Institute for Health Research Sub-speciality Committee


  • National audits of carotid artery surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery and peripheral vascular reconstructions.


Thirteen years’ experience of preparing medicolegal reports and advising solicitors and barristers on a range of vascular conditions including:

  • conditions of the arteries, including arterial disease, injuries, aneurysms;
  • conditions of the veins, including varicose veins, venous eczema, venous ulceration; venous surgery;
  • leg swelling & conditions of the lymph system including primary and secondary lymphoedema;
  • vibration white finger, hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), Raynauds syndrome.

Also, I provide reports on non-specialised general surgical conditions such as hernias and work related groin strains.

Current post(s)

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Harley Street, London, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, and Norwich. I see patients from all over the UK, along with many international patients.
  • Hon Associate Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow, Cambridge University.

Clinical Experience

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust providing vascular surgery to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket Hospital and Papworth NHS Trust. The Addenbrooke’s Vascular Unit serves a population in excess of 900,000 and receives tertiary referrals from across the East of England Region and beyond.

In the NHS I perform over 90 major vascular operations per year covering the full range of aortic surgery (abdominal and thoracoabdominal, endovascular and open), carotid surgery and limb revascularisation. In addition I perform over 200 venous procedures a year.

Two general vascular clinics a week at Addenbrookes and West Suffolk Hospitals and a clinic once a month at Newmarket Hospital.


1985 – BSc (Hons 2:1) Medical Sciences.
1988 – MB ChB (Distinction).
1990 – Primary FRCS (Glasgow).
1992 – FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)
1996 – MD Distinction.
1999 – Intercollegiate Speciality Exam (Gen Surg)
2010 – MA (Cantab)

Academic Awards

1988 – MB ChB Part Two: Merit. MB ChB Finals: Distinction.
1994 – Moynihan Medal, Assoc Surg GB & Ire. Awards from European Vascular Surgery, Assoc Surgeons in Training and Midland Vascular Society.
1994 – European Vascular Surgery Prize
1994 – Assoc Surgeons in Training Research Prize.
1994 – Midland Vascular Society Research Prize.
1995 – Sir Ernest Finch Research Prize.
1996 – MD – Distinction
1996/97 – Hunterian Professor of Surgery (RCSEng).
1998 – Association Surgeons GB & Ire Aud-Vis prize.
2002, 03, 05 – East of England Vascular prize.
2004 – Assoc Surg GB & Ire Vascular prize
1999, 04, 07 – Founder’s Prize,Vascular Society GB&I
2006 – Research Prize, British Cardiological Society
2009 – Venous Soc. Research Prize, Royal Soc Med
2010 – Master of Arts, Cambridge University

Health Service Management

1997 July – Certificate in Health Service Management – Open University. Tutor marked continuous assessment, residential course performance and end-of-course examination.

1998 September – Trent Regional Health Authority. Residential course on health service management.

2002 – 2011 – Lead Clinician, Addenbrooke’s Vascular Laboratory.