Graduating from Mysore University Medical School in India, in 1981, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998.
She was appointed Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary in 1995, a post she continues to hold. Her concomitant posts include: Clinical Sub-dean, University of Leeds Medical School and Founding Co-director of the medical undergraduate scholarship programme, EXSEL@Leeds; Founding Professor of Surgery, University of Warwick Medical School & University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire; Professor of Engineering & Surgery, University College London.
She has published over 100 papers and book chapters, delivered over 300 presentations, and has a significant research grant portfolio. She has an outstanding track record of national (Universities of Leeds, London, Warwick) and international (Harvard, Yale, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka) collaborative research programmes which encompass basic, translational and clinical studies.
Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam is currently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and the Yeoh Ghim Seng Visiting Professor in Surgery at the National University of Singapore. She has a longstanding track record of working in developing countries, focusing on health and education.