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DPhil start date

September 2018


Dr Regent Lee and Professor Ashok Handa

Anirudh Chandrashekar

B.E in Biomedical Engineering

DPhil student

Anirudh Chandrashekar is a medical student from Stony Brook University (SBU) School of Medicine (NY), who has taken time off to pursue a DPhil in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. He obtained a BE in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University (2016) and continued to pursue MD training from the same institution. During his undergraduate course, he worked closely with Dr Nicos Labropoulos from the Department of Vascular Surgery on the analysis of venous thromboembolic disease and sought to understand the mechanistic basis of thrombus formation and maturation. He has presented his work at the American Venous Forum (2016, 2017) and has multiple first-author publications. He had the opportunity to first work with the OxAAA team during the summer of 2017 as a visiting researcher funded by SBU’s International Research Fellowship and was extremely eager to return.

Anirudh is currently a first-year DPhil student within the OxAAA team headed by Dr Regent Lee and Professor Ashok Handa and is funded by the prestigious and highly competitive Sloane-Robinson/Clarendon Scholarship. His current work involves using deep learning and machine learning methods to optimise monitoring and treatment paradigms for patients affected with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA). He is collaborating with Dr Vincente Grau from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME).

At the completion of his DPhil, Anirudh plans to complete his MD, pursue vascular surgery specialist training and hopes to one day be an academic surgeon. In his spare time, Anirudh enjoys playing the violin, cycling and reading. He has recently taken up rowing for Keble College and hopes to continue it during his time at Oxford.