Prof Mark Whiteley was thrilled to be awarded a special recognition award, by Zenith Global Health. One of his daughters, Alice Whiteley, accepted the award on his behalf.
Mark was and unable to get to the awards ceremony on 5 November 2016. He was with his PhD student, presenting venous research at the American College of Phlebology Conference in the USA.
The special recognition award was given to Mark for his work into varicose veins and venous disease. Mark has spent over two decades specialising in the treatment of varicose veins and other venous diseases, such as venous leg ulcers.
However, unlike many medical specialists, Mark has also set up a formidable research unit. Through this research unit, Mark and his team can make sure their patients get the very best treatments. More recently, they have used their special research knowledge to start developing new devices and tests for veins.
Zenith Global Health get a list of nominations for these awards. They then choose “iconic healthcare practitioners” considering the merit of the person and evidence of their achievements and how this is influenced healthcare today.
Alice Whiteley is one of Mark’s three daughters. Alice has joined Mark as a volunteer over the last few summers, running some small research project of her own. She presented her first medical research project whilst still at school, to an international medical conference in Barcelona. Since then she has published an original research paper and has presented more research in palm springs.
Having got a first in her BSc from Surrey University this summer, she is now an MSc student at Surrey University. She continues to have an active research interest with the The Whiteley Clinic in her spare time.
Link to Zenith Global Health: http://zenithglobalhealth.com/