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Department of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
BMedSc MD(Otago) FRACS
Research summary
Vascular and venous surgery
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Otago Medical School Research Society
  • Australasian Surgical Research Society
  • NZ Medical Association
  • Sigma XI
  • NZ Gastroenterology Society
  • Vascular Section, Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Australia and NZ Society of Vascular Surgery
  • NZ Society of Vascular Surgery
  • NZ Association of General Surgeons
  • Phlebology Society (Australia New Zealand chapter)
  • International Union of Angiology


  • Vascular and venous surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Trace element metabolism
  • Surgical audit and outcome measures


van Rij, A. M., Hill, B. G., & Thomas, K. N. (2023). Bidirectional perforators in the lower limb are not physiologically normal: A brief commentary. Phlebology. doi: 10.1177/02683555231213146 Journal - Research Other

van Rij, A. M., & Thomas, K. N. (2023). Exercise, bulging veins and venous disease [Invited]. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2023.08.058 Journal - Research Other

Thomas, K. N., Akerman, A. P., Gibbons, T. D., Campbell, H. A., Cotter, J. D., & van Rij, A. M. (2023). The athlete's vein: Venous adaptations in the lower limbs of endurance athletes. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00175.2023 Journal - Research Article

Bai, H., Storch, J., Ting, W., Chaar, C. L. O., Fukaya, E., Sachdev, U., … van Rij, A., … Obi, A. (2023). A comparison of below-knee versus above-knee treatment of varicose veins. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous & Lymphatic Disorders, 11(2), (pp. 460-461). doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2022.12.042 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Roxburgh, B. H., Cotter, J. D., Campbell, H. A., Reymann, U., Wilson, L. C., Gwynne-Jones, D., van Rij, A. M., & Thomas, K. N. (2023). Physiological relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and fitness for surgery: A narrative review. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 130(2), 122-132. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.10.039 Journal - Research Article

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