The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery fosters an academic environment that supports and promotes clinical and basic science research. A significant number of original scientific contributions and peer-reviewed publications by its faculty have distinguished the Division as one of the leaders in our institution in terms of research and academic productivity.
The faculty's publications demonstrate their high level of accomplishment and productivity as physician-scientists committed to advancing scientific knowledge to improve patient care and population health.
The Division's research programs are focused on diverse aspects of vascular disease, from the diagnosis and management of chronic venous insufficiency to the flow dynamics in aortic aneurysms and calculation of their rupture risk. All of these programs aim ultimately to advance patient care.
The faculty's current areas of interest include:
- Stroke prevention
- Aortic aneurysm flow pattern analysis and its association with risk of rupture
- Diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism
- Wound care related to vascular conditions
- New treatment modalities for venous insufficiency
Funding in support of the basic/translational research of the Division of Vascular Surgery is currently provided by grants from the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) and institutional support. In addition, major pharmaceutical companies provide support for clinical trials of their newly developed drug therapies.
Based on their excellent surgical results, our vascular specialists have been selected to participate in national studies on aspects of vascular disorders including aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, stroke prevention, treatment of venous thromboembolism, wound care, and new treatment modalities for venous insufficiency.
Our participation in such studies provides patients with the opportunity to participate in clinical trials that offer them the only local access to newly developed treatment options.
A number of basic science and clinical research projects provide excellent opportunities for medical students and residents to acquire research experience.