• About
  • Research Focus
  • Qualifications

Rob Fitridge is an academic vascular surgeon who runs a very busy clinical and medical student teaching load as well as an active clinical research program. His research investigates the effectiveness of treatments for various vascular diseases. The ultimate aim of his research is to provide patients with the best possible information when they are considering surgery or other treatment options.

Recent research interests have focussed on developing methods to predict likely outcomes in patients who are treated by the Vascular Surgical Unit. This includes patients with:

  • non-healing diabetic foot wounds
  • peripheral artery disease
  • abdominal aortic aneurysms, or
  • who are high risk and frail patients before vascular surgery

Rob is available to supervise Honours and PhD research students.

He is also available to speak to the media about Vascular Surgery.



Professional Associations

  • International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Australian Vascular Biology Society
  • Stroke Society of Australia
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Australasian Trauma Society

Positions held in the last 10 years

Rob Fitridge is Professor of Vascular Surgery at The University of Adelaide and Head of the Vascular Surgical Unit, CAHLN and Lyell McEwin Health Service.

Prior to the merging of the Vascular Surgical Services at The Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he was Head of the Vascular Surgical Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (he has held both of these positions for at least 10 years).