Ashok Handa is Associate Professor of Surgery at Oxford University and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He is the Director for Surgical Education and responsible for the undergraduate curriculum in surgery as well as for assessment. He is Co-Director of the Collaborating Centre for values based practice in Health and Social Care based at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He is responsible for education and research for the centre. He is Fellow in Clinical Medicine and Tutor for Graduates at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He is the Principle Investigator for the OxAAA study, investigating the cause of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He is recognised nationally as a surgical educator and was the inaugural Training Programme Director for Vascular Surgery for Wessex and Oxford. He is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Vascular training and the national lead for selection in vascular surgery.