George Smith

George Smith

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Summary

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 has taught as a faculty member of the National Vascular Surgery Aspire course as well as regular clinical teaching within the Medical School.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Supervised Exercise Therapy for Intermittent Claudication: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Retrospective Data on Long Term Cardiovascular Outcomes

Ravindhran, B., Lim, A. J., Kurian, T., Walshaw, J., Hitchman, L. H., Lathan, R., …Pymer, S. (in press). Supervised Exercise Therapy for Intermittent Claudication: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Retrospective Data on Long Term Cardiovascular Outcomes. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2023.11.040

Molecular mechanisms of action of negative pressure wound therapy: A systematic review

Ravindhran, B., Schafer, N., Howitt, A., Carradice, D., Smith, G., & Chetter, I. (2023). Molecular mechanisms of action of negative pressure wound therapy: A systematic review. Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, 25, Article e29. https://doi.org/10.1017/erm.2023.24

A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Sethi, S., Ravindhran, B., Long, J., Gurung, R., Huang, C., Smith, G. E., …Pymer, S. (2024). A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of vascular surgery, 79(1), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2023.09.004

PRESS survey: PREvention of surgical site infection—a global pan-specialty survey of practice protocol

Heinz, J., Walshaw, J., Kwan, J. Y., Long, J., Carradice, D., Totty, J., …Yiasemidou, M. (2023). PRESS survey: PREvention of surgical site infection—a global pan-specialty survey of practice protocol. Frontiers in Surgery, 10, Article 1251444. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2023.1251444

Long term outcomes of 'Christmas Tree' banding for haemodialysis access induced distal ischemia: A 13-year experience

Ravindhran, B., Totty, J. P., Sidapra, M., Lathan, R., Carradice, D., Chetter, I. C., & Smith, G. E. (in press). Long term outcomes of ‘Christmas Tree’ banding for haemodialysis access induced distal ischemia: A 13-year experience. The journal of vascular access, https://doi.org/10.1177/11297298221141497

Research interests

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

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Comparing Outcomes of Through knee and Above knee Amputation

Funder

British Assoc of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR)

Grant

£2,000.00

Started

17 April 2019

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Bacterial Modulation of Cellular Senescence in Impaired Skin Healing

Funder

British Skin Foundation

Grant

£85,000.00

Started

1 April 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

The DRESSINg trial: A multicentre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of Dialkylcarbamoylchloride (DACC) coated post-operative dressings versus standard care in the prevention of Surgical Site Infection in clean or clean contaminated vascular surgery

Funder

Healthcare Infection Society

Grant

£80,076.00

Started

1 August 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Validation of a mixed digital reporting outcome measure for surgical site infection diagnosis

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£0.00

Started

1 December 2022

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

George has supervised 9 doctorates with excellent outcomes and most students continuing their research after the period of formal research.

There are regular opportunities for projects in the department and a full multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians available to support students.

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