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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
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Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery aims to reduce the mortality and disability from vascular disease through patient care, research, and education. Our strategy to accomplish this mission is to bring together highly qualified individuals who have basic and clinical research interest and expertise in vascular disease to create novel treatments and prevention programs to detect and treat arterial and venous vascular disease.

Northwestern Vascular Surgery provides cutting-edge medical, endovascular, and traditional surgical approaches to the management of a broad spectrum of vascular problems. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering outstanding clinic care, research funding, and training of students, nurses, residents, and fellows.”

Mark K. Eskandari, MD, FACS, Chief



The Division of Vascular Surgery is partners with McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University to offer both a traditional Vascular Surgery Fellowship Training Program (5+2) and an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program (0+5). The programs are designed to complement one another. Together, they work to produce exemplary leaders within vascular surgery who are prepared to succeed in clinical and academic careers.

To see where our alumni are now, see our Alumni page. Explore the following pages for information on our annual educational events:

Meet Our Team

Guillermo A Ameer

Professor of McCormick School of Engineering/Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

biomaterials, vascular and orthopaedic tissue engineering, controlled drug and gene delivery, stem cell engineering and bio/nanotechnology for improved therapeutics and diagnostics.

Kush Desai

Associate Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

My primary research and clinical interests are in venous thromboembolic disease, including IVC filter management/complex IVC filter retrieval, deep venous thrombolysis, reconstruction of chronic venous occlusions, and interventional pulmonary embolism management. I have additional clinical and research interest in hepatobiliary disease, including liver directed therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of portal hypertension, and biliary disease.


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Contact Us


  • Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern
    Phone:  312-695-2714
    Fax:  312-695-5724
  • 675 N. St. Clair St.
    Galter Pavilion, Ste. 19-100
    Chicago,  IL  60611    (Map it)

Support What We Do

We invite your philanthropic partnership in helping us achieve our research and teaching missions each day.

You can contact David McCreery for more information on supporting our division at 312-503-6099 or

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