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A/Professor Kurosh Parsi  MBBS, MSc (Med), PhD, FACD, FACP is a dermatologist, phlebologist and vascular anomalies specialist. Prof. Parsi is the Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Program Head, Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory, St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research. He served as Staff Specialist in Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies, Sydney Children’s Hospital...view more

A/Professor Kurosh Parsi  MBBS, MSc (Med), PhD, FACD, FACP is a dermatologist, phlebologist and vascular anomalies specialist. Prof. Parsi is the Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Program Head, Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory, St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research. He served as Staff Specialist in Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies, Sydney Children’s Hospital for 10 years. Professor Parsi sub-specializes in vascular anomalies and vascular dermatology.

Prof. Parsi is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney. He obtained his Master of Science in Medicine in thrombosis followed by a PhD in thrombosis, haemostasis and fibrinolysis from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is a conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine at UNSW and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Sydney, School of Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Parsi’s basic science research has focused on physiochemical and fluid mechanics of sclerosant foams and the interaction of detergent sclerosants with coagulation, antithrombotic and fibrinolytic mechanisms. His clinical research in phlebology has focused on deep vein sclerosis and sclerothrombus. His research in dermatology has been on pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD), vascular malformations and reticulate eruptions.

Professor Parsi served the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) as President (2007-2017) and was the convener of the ACP Annual Scientific Meetings (2007-2017) and the World Congress of Phlebology (Melbourne, Australia; 4-8 February 2018).

Prof. Parsi is the President of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP), the international organisation with more than 70 vascular societies (http://www.uip-phlebology.org/). He previously served the UIP as the Vice President (2009-2013), Treasurer (2013-2017) and President-elect (2018-2019).


My Grants

2008

AUD 180,000

BODYFLOW INTERNATIONAL

 

2011

USD 50,000

AMERICAN COLLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY

 

2012

AUD 20,698

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES

 

2013

AUD 24,396

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES

 

2013

EUR 10,000

KREUSSLER PHARMA, GERMANY

 

2014

AUD 35,329

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES

 

2015

AUD 48,212

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES

 

2015

AUD 55,000

GALDERMA AUSTRALIA

 

2015

USD 50,000

AMERICAN COLLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY

 

2016

 

AUD 55,000

GALDERMA AUSTRALIA

2017

 

AUD 49,000

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES

2018

 

AUD 83,000

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES

2019

 

AUD 55,000

ACADEMY OF PHLEBOLOGY AND LONGEVITY STUDIES


My Qualifications

            Undergraduate Degree

            Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

The University of Sydney

1993

 

Postgraduate Degrees

Master of Science (Medicine)

Thesis: Travellers’ Venous Thromboembolism

Supervisor: Professor Reginald Lord

Co-supervisors: Dr Michael McGrath, Professor David Ma

 

Departments of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Haematology

St. Vincent’s Hospital

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

2001   

 

Ph D

Thesis: Interaction of Detergent Sclerosants with Coagulation, Antithrombotic and Fibrinolytic Mechanisms

Supervisor: Dr Joanne Joseph

Co-supervisors: Professor David Ma, Professor Ken Myers

 

Haematology Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

2011

 

            Fellowships

           Australasian College of Phlebology

2000                 FACP (Foundation Fellowship)

 

Australasian College of Dermatologists

              2004               FACD

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Venous Lymphatic Society (AVLS)
  • American Venous Forum (AVF)
  • Asia Pacific Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (APSTH)
  • Australian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH)
  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
  • Australian Vascular Anomalies Network
  • Canadian Society of Phlebology (CSP) 
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
  • International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis (ISFP)
  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)
  • International Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH)

 


My Awards

GOLD Medal Recipient      

Australasian College of Phlebology (2018)

for Major Contributions to Phlebology on an International Level

 

Visiting Professor

Royal Society of Medicine (UK, 2019)

 

Member of Honour

2013    Argentinian Society of Phlebology and Lymphology

2018    French Society of Phlebology


My Research Activities

We conduct most of our work from Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory, Level 8, St. Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research.

In phlebology, we have investigated sclerosing agents and their interaction with blood components, thrombotic and antithrombotic mechanisms.

My interest in basic science research has focussed on the biological effects sclerosing agents. 

In fluid mechanics, our research has focussed on physics and rheology of sclerosing foams.

In vascular dermatology, we have investigated conditions such as pigmented purpuric dermatosis and vascular malformations.

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

1998-1999                    Imiquimod  Trial in Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinomas

Co-investigator                    Department of Dermatology

Liverpool hospital

 

Publication:

Shumack S, Robinson J, Kossard S, Golitz L, Greenway H, Schroeter A, Andres K, Amies M, Owens M. Efficacy of topical 5% imiquimod cream for the treatment of nodular basal cell carcinoma: comparison of dosing regimens. Arch Dermatol. 2002 Sep;138(9):1165-71.

 

1999-2000                   Travelers Venous Thromboembolism

Principal Investigator             Master of Science (Medicine)

Departments of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine

St. Vincent’s Hospital

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publications:

Parsi K, McGrath M, Lord R. Traveller's Venous Thromboembolism. Cardiovascular

Surgery 2001;9: 157-8.

 

1999                             Acitretin in Chemoprevention of Actinic Keratoses and

Study Design                     Squamous Cell Carcinomas in Post-operative Cardiac Transplant Patients

Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia                                                                                    

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

St Vincent’s Hospital

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

                                                                                    

                                                  

2004-2011                    Interaction of Detergent Sclerosants with Coagulation,

Principal Investigator           Antithrombotic and Fibrinolytic Mechanisms

Doctor of Philosophy

Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

2004-2006                   Electrostimulation in Prevention of Deep Vein

Principal Investigator            Thrombosis

Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

2004                            Microbiology of Rosacea

Co-Investigator                  Department of Dermatology

St. Vincent’s Hospital

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

 

2004-2007                   Sclerosants, Clotting Factors, Platelets and Microparticles

Principal Investigator             Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Exner T, Connor DE, Ma DDF, Joseph JE. In vitro Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Coagulation, Platelets and Microparticles. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2007;34:731-740.

 

 

2006-2019 

Principal Investigator          The Role of D-dimer in the Differential Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Deep Vein Sclerosis

Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Lab,

St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

This is a prospective study of a cohort of more than 2000 patients undergoing sclerotherapy to assess the role of D-dimer in the evaluation of post-sclerotherapy deep vein occlusion. 

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Panozzo B, Bull A, Yang A, Kang M, Parsi Y, Connor DE. Deep Vein Sclerosis (DVS) Following Sclerotherapy: Ultrasonic and D-Dimer Criteria. Phlebology. 2019 Submitted.

 

 

2007-2008                   The Lytic Effects of Detergent Sclerosants

Principal Investigator           Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Exner T, Connor DE, Herbert A, Ma DDF, Joseph JE. The Lytic Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Erythrocytes, Platelets, Endothelial Cells and Microparticles are Attenuated by Albumin and other Plasma Components In vitro. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2008;36:216-23.

 

 

2007-2011                    Prevention of Venous Gas Embolism in Foam Sclerotherapy

Principal Investigator           Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

 

Publication:

Parsi K. Venous Gas Embolism During Foam Sclerotherapy of Saphenous Veins Despite Recommended Treatment Modifications. Phlebology 2011;4:140-147.

 

2008-2009                   Sclerosants and Antithrombotic Mechanisms

Principal Investigator           Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Exner T, Low J, Ma DDF, Joseph JE. In Vitro Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Antithrombotic Mechanisms. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009;38:220-8.

 

 

2009-2010                   Sclerosants and Fibrinolytic Mechanisms

Principal Investigator           Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Exner T, Ma DDF, Joseph JE. In vitro Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Fibrinolytic Enzymes and Inhibitors. Thromb Res. 2010;126:328-36.

 

 

2009-2010                   Sclerosants, Clot Formation and Fibrinolysis

Principal Investigator           Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Exner T, Low J, Ma DDF, Joseph JE. In vitro Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Clot Formation and Lysis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010;41:267-77.

 

 

2009-2010                   Fluid Mechanics of Foam Sclerosants 

Co-Investigator                  School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering

and Associate Supervisor       University of Sydney (USYD)

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

This study was a collaboration with the School of Fluid Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Sydney and formed an Honours project for Biomedical student Evan Cameron.  

 

Publication:

Cameron E, Chen T, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K. Sclerosant Foam Structure and Stability is Strongly Influenced by Liquid Air Fraction. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013; 46:488-94.

 

 

2010-2011                    Sclerosants and Platelet Activation and Aggregation

Principal Investigator           Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Pilotelle A, Conner DE, Exner T, Lowe J, Ma DDF, Joseph JE. Low Concentration Detergent Sclerosants Induce Platelet Activation but Inhibit Aggregation due to Suppression of GPIIb/IIIa Activation in vitro. Thromb Haemost. 2012; 130:472-8.

 

2008-2013                   In vivo Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Coagulation,

Principal Investigator           Antithrombotic and Fibrinolytic Mechanisms

Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Phlebology Research Lab, Sydney Skin & Vein Clinic

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Connor D, Joseph J, Exner T, Ma D, Parsi K. Infusion of foam sclerosants results in a distance-dependent procoagulant activity, haemoconcentration and elevation of D-dimer levels. Phlebology 2013; Sep 3.

 

2011-2014                      In vitro Effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Blood Cells, 

Principal Investigator           Inflammation and Angiogenesis

Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Lab,

St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Cooley-Andrade O, Jothidas A, Goh WX, Connor DE, Parsi K. Low-concentration detergent sclerosants stimulate white blood cells and release proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines in vitro. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2014 Oct;2(4):433-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.02.005

 

2011-                            Computational Fluid Dynamics of Foam Sclerosants 

Co-Investigator                 School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering

and Primary Supervisor        University of Sydney (USYD)

Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Lab,

St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

This study was a collaboration with the School of Fluid Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sydney. 

 

Publication:

Wong K, Chen T, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K.  Computational Fluid Dynamics of Liquid and Foam Sclerosant Injection in a Vein Model. Applied Mechanics and Materials 2013; 553, 293-298

 

 

2012-                            Apoptotic Effects of Detergent Sclerosants

Primary Supervisor                Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publications:

Cooley-Andrade O, Connor DE, Ma DDF, Weisel JW, Parsi K. Morphological changes in vascular and circulating blood cells following exposure to detergent sclerosants.  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine 02/2015; DOI: 10.1177/0268355515573686

Cooley-Andrade O, Cheung K, Chew AN, Connor DE, Parsi K. Detergent sclerosants at sub-lytic concentrations induce endothelial cell apoptosis through a caspase dependent pathway. Apoptosis. 2016 Jul;21(7):836-45. doi:10.1007/s10495-016-1252-3.

Cooley-Andrade O, Goh WX, Connor DE, Ma DD, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants Stimulate Leukocyte Apoptosis and Oncosis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2016 Jun;51(6):846-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.03.008.

Yang A, Dhanji P, Wijaya M, Chen X, Cooley-Andrade O, Connor DE, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants cause apoptosis of squamous cell carcinoma cells in vitro. J Inv Derm 2019. Submitted.

 

2014-                            Endothelial Cell and Platelet Binding and Activation  

Primary Supervisor                Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Publication:

Connor DE, Cheung K, Gerbelli J, Chew AN, Goonawardhana D, Parsi K. Low Concentration Detergent Sclerosants Induce Endothelial Activation in vitro. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019. Submitted.

 

 

CURRENT and ONGOING PROJECTS

2007-                           Haemostatic Abnormalities in Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses

Principal Investigator           Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Haematology Research Lab, St. Vincent’s Hospital

Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Lab,

St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Aims:

To investigate the underlying haemostatic abnormalities in patients with pigmented purpuric dermatoses.

 

2013-                            Identification and Characterisation of Sclerocoagulum

Primary Supervisor                Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Aims:

To investigate the molecular structure of sclerothrombus and how it differs from a fibrin thrombus. In collaboration with Prof. John Weisel, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

2015-                            The Role of Tumescent Anaesthesia in the Management of Arteriovenous Malformations

Primary Supervisor                Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Aims:

To investigate the role of tumescent anaesthesia in vessel wall approximation during endovenous ablative procedures.

 

 

2016-                           Compression Stockings and Compression of Superficial Veins  

Primary Supervisor                Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Aims:

To investigate whether compression stockings actually compress superficial veins.

 

Publication:

Yang A, Yasaman B, Parsi Y, Kang M, Connor D, Parsi K. Two layers of graduated compression stockings can reduce healthy saphenous vein diameters in the standing position. Phlebology. 2019 Feb 10:268355519828871. doi: 10.1177/0268355519828871.

 

2017-                            Restless Leg Syndrome

Primary Supervisor                Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Aims:

To investigate the contribution of venous disease to the pathophysiology of restless leg syndrome.

 

 

2018-                            Vascular Aetiology of Reticulate Eruptions

Primary Supervisor                 Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory

St. Vincent’s  Centre for Applied Medical Research

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Aims:  To investigate the underlying vascular abnormalities in the pathogenesis of reticulate eruptions.

 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

I have supervised 2 PhD students since 2011. Both have successfully completed their course and have been awarded their degrees. A third student has enrolled in 2019.

2011                             Primary Supervisor

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

USYD Biomedical Student: Kaichung Wong                    

Thesis: Rheology of Foam Sclerosants

Awarded 2019.

 

Publications:

Wong K, Chen T, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K. Basic Physiochemical and Rheological Properties of Detergent Sclerosants. Phlebology 2015. 30 (5), 339-349

 

Wong K, Chen T, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K.  Computational Fluid Dynamics of Liquid and Foam Sclerosant Injection in a Vein Model. Applied Mechanics and Materials 2013; 553, 293-298

 

 

2012                             Primary Supervisor

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UNSW Faculty of Medicine PhD Student: Osvaldo Cooley Andrade            

Thesis: Apoptotic Effects of Detergent Sclerosants.

                                         Awarded 2018

 

Publications:

Cooley-Andrade O, Connor DE, Ma DDF, Weisel JW, Parsi K. Morphological changes in vascular and circulating blood cells following exposure to detergent sclerosants.  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine 02/2015; DOI: 10.1177/0268355515573686

 

Cooley-Andrade O, Cheung K, Chew AN, Connor DE, Parsi K. Detergent sclerosants at sub-lytic concentrations induce endothelial cell apoptosis through a caspase dependent pathway. Apoptosis. 2016 Jul;21(7):836-45. doi:10.1007/s10495-016-1252-3.

 

Cooley-Andrade O, Goh WX, Connor DE, Ma DD, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants Stimulate Leukocyte Apoptosis and Oncosis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2016 Jun;51(6):846-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.03.008.

 

Cooley-Andrade O, Jothidas A, Goh WX, Connor DE, Parsi K. Low-concentration detergent sclerosants stimulate white blood cells and release proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines in vitro. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2014 Oct;2(4):433-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.02.005

 

2019                             Primary Supervisor

UNSW Faculty of Medicine PhD Student: Joseph Grace                 

Thesis: Physiochemical Properties of Cyanoacrylate Embolic Glues.

 

MASTERS (MSc and MPhil)

 

I have supervised 4 Masters students since 2010.  One with the University of Sydney and three with UNSW.

 

2010                             Primary Supervisor

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

University of Sydney M Philosophy Student: Alison Bull

Thesis: The Role of D-dimer Evaluation in the Differential Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Deep Vein Sclerosis.

 

Publication:

Parsi K, Panozzo B, Bull A, Yang A, Kang M, Parsi Y, Connor DE. Deep Vein Sclerosis (DVS) Following Sclerotherapy: Ultrasonic and D-Dimer Criteria. Phlebology. 2019 Submitted.

 

 

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Master of Science (MSc)

University of New South Wales: Alicia O’Connor

Thesis: Ultrasound Diagnosis of Fibrotic Skin Conditions

Deferred till 2020

 

                                   Primary Supervisor

Master of Science (MSc)

University of New South Wales: Nick De Rosa

Thesis: Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Frequency and Risk Factors in Australian Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients.

Awarded 2019.

 

Publication:

De Rosa N, Paddon VL, Liu Z, Glanville AR, Parsi K. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Frequency and Risk Factors in Australian Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Mar 13. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.4789.

 

 

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Master of Science (MSc)

University of New South Wales: Pooja Kadam

Thesis: Investigating the Aetiology of Telangiectatic Matting

Awarded 2019

 

Publication:

Kadam P, Lim J, Paver I, Connor DE, Parsi K. Telangiectatic Matting is Associated with Hypersensitivity and a Bleeding Tendency. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Apr;55(4):554-559. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.12.013.

 

 

HONOURS

 

I have supervised 4 Honours students since 2010.  All four University of Sydney engineering students. All awarded.

 

2010                             Primary Supervisor                      

Honours

USYD Biomedical Student: Evan Cameron                      

Thesis: Fluid Mechanics of Foam Sclerosants

Awarded.

 

Publication:

Cameron E, Chen T, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K. Sclerosant Foam Structure and Stability is Strongly Influenced by Liquid Air Fraction. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013; 46:488-94.

 

 

2011                             Primary Supervisor

Honours

USYD Biomedical Student: Tony Chen                

Thesis: Computational Flow Dynamics of Foam Sclerosants.

Awarded.

 

Publication: Cameron E, Chen T, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K. Sclerosant Foam Structure and Stability is Strongly Influenced by Liquid Air Fraction. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013; 46:488-94.

 

2012                             Primary Supervisor

Honours

USYD Biomedical Student: Gian Valenzuela                    

Thesis: The Effect of Temperature on Sclerosant Foam Stability.

Awarded.

 

Publication:

Valenzuela GC, Wong K, Connor DE, Behnia M, Parsi K. Foam Sclerosants Are More Stable at Lower Temperatures. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2013; 10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.08.012

 

2014                             Primary Supervisor

Honours

USYD Biomedical Student: Xinlu (Lulu) Tan                   

Thesis: The Effect of Temperature on Sclerosant Foam Stability.

Awarded.

 

Publication:

Tan L, Wong K, Connor D, Fakhim B, Behnia M, Parsi K. Generation of sclerosant

foams by mechanical methods increases the foam temperature. Phlebology. 2017

Aug;32(7):501-505. doi: 10.1177/0268355516671625.

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE and INDEPENDENT LEARNING PROJECTS

 

I have supervised 25 independent learning project (ILP) and exchange medical students since 2009.

 

2009                            Primary Supervisor

Student Initiated Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Robert Ma                     

Topic: Paradoxical Embolism, Stroke and Venous Interventions

Completed.

 

Publication:

Ma RW, Pilotelle A, Paraskevas P, Parsi K. Three Cases of Stroke Following. Peripheral Venous Interventions. Phlebology 2011; 26:280-284.

 

 

2010                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Lina Salem        

Topic: Haemostatic Abnormalities in Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses

Completed.

 

 

2010                             Primary Supervisor

Student Initiated Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Robin Goh                    

Topic: Safety and Efficacy of Endovenous Laser Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy in the Management of Complex Venous Malformations in a Paediatric Population.

Completed.

 

 

2010                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Arunn Jothidas

Topic: In vitro effects of Sclerosants on Inflammatory Cytokines.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Cooley-Andrade O, Jothidas A, Goh WX, Connor DE, Parsi K. Low-concentration detergent sclerosants stimulate white blood cells and release proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines in vitro. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2014 Oct;2(4):433-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.02.005

 

 

2013                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Alessandra Savitri Surjaudaja

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Platelets.

Completed.

 

 

 

2013                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student:  Wan Goh

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on White Blood Cells.

Completed.

 

Publications:

Connor DE, Cooley-Andrade O, Goh WX, Ma DDF, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants are Deactivated and Consumed by Circulating Blood Cells. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 02/2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2014.12.029

 

Cooley-Andrade O, Jothidas A, Goh WX, Connor DE, Parsi K. Low-concentration detergent sclerosants stimulate white blood cells and release proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines in vitro. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2014 Oct;2(4):433-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.02.005

 

 

2013                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Chen (Cheryl) Xiaotong

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Keratinocytes and Skin Cancer Cells.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Yang A, Dhanji P, Wijaya M, Chen X, Cooley-Andrade O, Connor DE, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants cause apoptosis of squamous cell carcinoma cells in vitro. J Inv Derm 2019. Submitted.

2013                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Kelvin Cheung

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Endothelial Cells.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Connor DE, Cheung K, Gerbelli J, Chew AN, Parsi K. Low Concentration Detergent Sclerosants Induce Endothelial Activation in vitro. J Inv Derm 2019. Submitted.

 

2014                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student:  Jessica Gerbelli

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Endothelial Cell Activation.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Connor DE, Cheung K, Gerbelli J, Chew AN, Goonawardhana D, Parsi K. Low Concentration Detergent Sclerosants Induce Endothelial Activation in vitro. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019. Submitted.

 

 

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: An Ning Chew

Topic: Sirolimus and Detergent Sclerosants Induce Apoptosis of Haemagioendothelioms.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Connor DE, Cheung K, Gerbelli J, Chew AN, Goonawardhana D, Parsi K. Low Concentration Detergent Sclerosants Induce Endothelial Activation in vitro. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019. Submitted.

 

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Dulani Goonawardhana

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Endothelial-platelet Activation in a High Shear Stress

Completed.

 

Publication:

Connor DE, Cheung K, Gerbelli J, Chew AN, Goonawardhana D, Parsi K. Low Concentration Detergent Sclerosants Induce Endothelial Activation in vitro. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019. Submitted.

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Ahmad Sulaiman

Topic: Role of Ultrasound Microvascular Imaging and Elastography in Diagnosis of Skin Lesions.

Completed.

 

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Mariana Celiberto Mascarenhas

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Mast Cell Activation and Apoptosis.

Completed.

 

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Aurea Bomfim Mesquita

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Basophil Activation and Apoptosis.

Completed.

 

 

2015                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Marlene Wijaya

Topic: In vitro effects of Detergent Sclerosants on Keratinocyte Activation and Apoptosis.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Yang A, Dhanji P, Wijaya M, Chen X, Cooley-Andrade O, Connor DE, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants cause apoptosis of squamous cell carcinoma cells in vitro. J Inv Derm 2019. Submitted.

 

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Lina (Mina) Kang (z3461965)

Topic: Role of Tumescent Anaesthesia in Treatment of Vascular Anomalies.

Completed.

 

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Pranita Dhanji (z3464340)

Topic: Detergent Sclerosants Induce Apoptosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells in vitro Completed.

 

Publication:

Yang A, Dhanji P, Wijaya M, Chen X, Cooley-Andrade O, Connor DE, Parsi K. Detergent Sclerosants cause apoptosis of squamous cell carcinoma cells in Vitro. J Inv Derm 2019. Submitted.

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Elton Chee (z3427951)  

Topic: Electron Microscopy of the Sclerothrombus.

Completed.

 

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Brydon Panozzo (z3467796)  

Topic: Monodisperse Foam Stability

Completed.

 

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Ian Paver (z3460646)  

Topic: Coagulation Profile of Patients with Telangiectatic Matting

Completed.

 

Publication:

Kadam P, Lim J, Paver I, Connor DE, Parsi K. Telangiectatic Matting is Associated with Hypersensitivity and a Bleeding Tendency. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Apr;55(4):554-559. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.12.013. Epub 2018 Mar 1

 

 

2016                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Jerrick Lim (z3434988)  

Topic: Telangiectatic Matting and Hypersensitivity.

Completed.

 

Publication:

Kadam P, Lim J, Paver I, Connor DE, Parsi K. Telangiectatic Matting is Associated with Hypersensitivity and a Bleeding Tendency. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Apr;55(4):554-559. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.12.013. Epub 2018 Mar 1

 

2017                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Elizabeth Lun (z5014734)   

Topic: Restless Leg Syndrome

Completed.

 

2018                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Joanne Jia Wei Anj (z5033685)

Topic: Correlation of Reticulate Eruptions with Dermal and Sub-dermal Vascular Networks.

Completed.

 

2018                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Kate Tan Wei Ng (z5028381)

Topic: Nature of Pigmentation in Vascular Conditions.

Completed.

 

 

2018                             Primary Supervisor

Independent Learning Project

UNSW Medical Student: Tom Hao-Tian Li (z5059133)

Topic: Blood Cells, Sclerosants and Fibrinolysis

Completed.

 

Publication:

Li T, Connor DE, Parsi K. Circulating Blood Cells Influence the Fibrinolytic Capacity of Clots Generated in the Presence of Detergent Sclerosants. Phlebology 2019 July; doi.org/10.1177/0268355519860724

 


Currently supervising

PhD, Masters, Biomed and ILP students.


My Engagement

AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF PHLEBOLOGY

LEAD AUTHOR, CYANOACRYLATE GLUE IN PERIPHERAL VEINS CONSENSUS, 2019

MEMBER, ULTRASOUND GUIDED SCLEROTHERAPY, 2016

MEMBER, DIRECT VISION SCLEROTHERAPY, 2016

MEMBER, ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION STANDARDS , 2010

MEMBER, ULTRASOUND GUIDED SCLEROTHERAPY, 2010

MEMBER, DIRECT VISION SCLEROTHERAPY, 2010

 

UIP INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS GUIDELINES

Lead Author, POST-THROMBOTIC FIBROSIS, 2019

Lead Author, VENOUS MAPPING CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2019

Lead Author, CONTRAINDICATION OF SCLEROTHERAPY CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2017

MEMBER, FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2013

MEMBER, VENOUS ULCERS CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2013

MEMBER, CONGENITAL VASCULAR MALFORMATION DIAGNOSTIC COMMITTEE, 2013

MEMBER, VENOUS HAEMODYNAMICS CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2012

Lead Author, Phlebology Curriculum, 2009

MEMBER, VENOUS MALFORMATIONS CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2008

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ANGIOLOGY (IUA) CONSENSUS GUIDELINES

 

MEMBER, ARTERIO-VENOUS MALFORMATIONS CONSENSUS COMMITTEE, 2010

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St Vincent's Clinical School

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