About Tom Browne

Tom has been married since 1988 and has four children and two dogs.

Best of all Tom likes to spend time with his family and in pursuit of his other interests:

  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Music
  • Reading

With 28 years' experience as a doctor across three continents, Tom settled in the UK twelve years ago where he has been caring for the people of Essex as a Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Mid-Essex Hospital Trust (Broomfield). He also practices at both the Chelmsford Medical Centre and Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. He specialises in a wide variety of vascular conditions including endovascular aneurysm surgery, carotid artery surgery, varicose vein treatments and hernia repair.

He received his undergraduate degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in his native Ireland and his postgraduate degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons London and the conjoint colleges of Surgeons of the UK and Ireland.

He received his Masters of Surgery from the University College Dublin for his work on small diameter vascular grafts. He continued his training with Mr. Bill Humphreys, Mr. Otto Klimach and Mr. David Hay, in the UK.

He trained in Royal Perth Hospital, Australia, with Michael Lawrence-Brown and Mr. David Hartley, the world-renowned endovascular team. It was there that Mr Browne invented the fenestrated endovascular graft, now deployed in more than 5000 patients worldwide.

Tom was one of the first surgeons to use endovenous techniques for laser treatment of varicose veins. He continues to stay in the forefront of modern advances for the treatment of these conditions.

Tom has published in excess of 75 Papers, Presentations and other works. He is a clinical tutor, an instructor for the Royal College Basic Surgical Training and introduced the comprehensive endovascular program for his hospital.

As the head of the Vascular Department in Broomfield Hospital, Tom initiated the dedication of the Vascular Laboratory to Mr. Peter Martin, one of the founding fathers of the Vascular Surgical Society, whose opinion was sought from all corners of the globe. He helped to build up the vascular unit to the thriving unit it is today – providing a one-stop clinic furnished with two full time vascular nurse specialists, a ‘stop-smoking’ nurse, 3 vascular scientists, and access to the most modern hybrid theatre in Europe.

Tom is also very concerned about reducing and keeping the infection rates in the hospital extremely low. To this end, he initiated the Green Ribbon regime. This has helped to greatly reduce and keep low the infection rates in Broomfield and his idea has been adopted in various hospitals throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

He is the clinical supervisor for both undergraduate and post- graduate students. He is also an honorary visiting senior lecture on the MSc course for robotic surgery at the Anglia Ruskin University.

His current research, in collaboration with the scientists and academics in Anglia Ruskin University, is on the development of a pneumatic boot for the treatment of Varicose Ulcers.