Clinical Vascular Scientist
Mr D’Abate is a Clinical Vascular Scientist who specialises in the non-invasive diagnosis of arterial and venous diseases. Mr D'Abate has a particular interest in venous diseases, diabetes related vascular complications and the application of innovative imaging technologies.
Vascular complications and the application of innovative imaging
After completing his medical training at Università degli Studi di Firenze Fabrizio D’Abate has gone onto work with the prestigious St George’s Vascular Institute as Senior Vascular Sonographer. At St. George's Mr D'Abate participated in several clinical trials and has published peer review papers in international journals. His research was awarded by the Society of Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland with the 2015 Ann Donald Scientist of the year award for promoting the use of ultrasound in Vascular Medicine. He is a Co-Founder of online vascular training platform, ABV Vascular, which is designed to provide clinical insight to healthcare professionals.
After graduating with an MSc in Florence, D’Abate travelled to the vascular research institute in Exeter to study the micro- and macro- vascular complications of diabetes with noninvasive technology. In his current role as Senior Vascular Sonographer at St George’s, he is now responsible for the non-invasive imagine within vascular surgery. He also facilitates training of junior staff and medical students and continues his participation in local and international research projects.
Areas of expertise
- Vascular imaging (ultrasound)
- Varicose veins
- Vascular complication in athletes
- Post surgical Vascular imaging
Personal treatment philosophy
"Evidence based medicine is the best approach to treating patients. Patients should always have clear information on their diagnosis and on the available options in terms of treatment".
Why this particular specialism?
"I am a big fan of innovative technology and human physiology. Vascular ultrasound is the perfect combination".
What makes a ‘good day’ at the office ‘for you’?
"Finding answers to challenging diagnosis makes my day perfect".
What piece of advice do you most often give to your patients?
"Working in vascular surgery, the most common advise we can give patients is to modify cardiovascular risks factors by improving lifestyle".