Dr Paul Baskerville qualified from Oxford University, and trained at St.Thomas' and St. Bartholomews’ Hospitals. He was appointed Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital in 1988, and set up the Carotid Surgery Service for Stroke in 1991. He also helped develop the now world famous Diabetic Foot Surgical Service. Whilst at King’s, he held a variety of Clinical Directorships, including the leadership of Day Surgery, Surgery and Critical Care; in 2005 he was appointed Director of Surgical Practice, a post he held until 2014.
Dr Baskerville’s hernia interests coincided with developing one of the earliest Day Surgery Centres in the United Kingdom in Kingston Surrey. He ran a hernia clinic at King’s College Hospital for many years, and is currently UK Chairman of the Hernia Outcome Collaborative, which seeks to improve outcomes for hernia patients nationwide.
Dr Baskerville has lectured and published extensively in the U.K. and internationally on the Care of the Surgical Patient and on vascular and venous disease. As a Council member and then President of the British Association of Day Surgery, he has also lectured widely on Day Surgery, including to a Select Committee of the French Assemblée Nationale. He is a fluent French speaker.
Dr Baskerville has a long-standing interest in medical education and has worked as Senior Examiner in Surgery at the University of London and for Higher Medical Degrees. He lectures regularly at Keele University and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London to new and aspiring consultants on the role and responsibilities of the hospital consultant. He also acts as an Expert Witness in cases of alleged medical negligence. Since 2014 Dr Baskerville has worked solely in private practice, and mainly operates at the Princess Grace Hospital.
Royal College of Surgeons; British Medical Association; Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland; European Vascular Surgical Society; Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine (Council Member 1992-6); British Association of Day Surgery (Council Member 1992-2012, President 2000-2002); International Association of Ambulatory Surgery (Executive Council Member 2000-2009); British Association of Sclerotherapists; British Hernia Society; Forensic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine; Association Française de Chirugie Ambulatoire