Vascular Surgery Overview
(L-R): Heron E. Rodriguez, William H. Pearce, Mark K. Eskandari, Melina R. Kibbe, Andrew W. Hoel
The Division of Vascular Surgeryat Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Surgery has one of the premiere vascular surgery training fellowships in the country. Graduates of this program have gone on to become leaders in vascular surgery and vascular surgery education both nationally and internationally.
Trainees participate in a three-pronged approach (basic science, clinical services, and community outreach) to improving and reducing the mortality and morbidity associated with vascular disease by bringing together a diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds who, at the same time, have either clinical or basic science interest in vascular disease. As part of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we work closely with cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other specialists who deal with diseases related to the vascular system.
The Division of Vascular Surgery trains fellows and residents to care for patients with diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. Resources include comprehensive ultrasound imaging and blood flow analysis techniques. The division has strong clinical, research, and education operations.
Trainees learn treatment options as part of the Center for Vascular Disease of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which provides patients easy access to the professional staff of vascular surgeons and a wide range of other specialists who treat problems related to vascular disease. The clinical services provided include venous clinics, risk modification clinics, vascular rehabilitation, and vascular surgery.
The division engages in a range of innovative research efforts, including the new endovascular grafting techniques for aortic aneurysms and minimally invasive bypass graft. Several new areas of research are being investigated to improve patient care. They include minimally invasive endovascular treatments for vascular disease; genetic basis of atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysms, and aortic dissection; neurocerebral monitoring and protection during aortic surgery; methods to improve walking distance and other disabilities associated with circulation problems; use of stem cells to replace damaged arteries; minimally invasive treatments of varicose veins; new methods to treat and prevent stroke; and new and innovative treatments of blood clots.
Liquid cast stent technologies
Bioengineered hybrid vascular grafts
Genetics of AAA
Critical limb ischemia /stem cell (cord blood) program
Limb preservation clinic
Lipids/metabolic syndrome clinic
Vascular medicine clinic
Community awareness and education
Root cause analysis
Gender/racial disparity research
Vascular surgery symposium
Vascular lab interpretation
Endovascular training program
This page last updated Jun 17, 2013