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Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular Surgery within the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Surgery welcomes you to our website. Our mission is 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 James S. T. Yao, MD, PhD, Professor of Vascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Radiology, and Medical Education
System Chief and Program Director, Division of Vascular Surgery

Our Team Welcomes You!



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.

Learn About Our Training Experience

Visit our training program webpages:

Watch our program videos:

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education-main-page-pic2.pngTo see where our alumni are now, see our Alumni page. Explore the following pages for information on our annual educational events:

Meet Our Team

Eskandari, Mark K

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), Medical Education and Radiology

Abdominal and thoracic aneurysm repair, Carotid angioplasty and stenting, Endovascular surgery
Rodriguez, Heron E

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and Radiology

Heron E. Rodriguez, M.D.'s clinical activities focus on arterial and venous surgery and percutaneous interventions. Areas of special interest include lower extremity revascularization and arterial aneurysms. He has active research interests in minimally invasive treatment of aneurysms and lower extremity occlusive disease. He has participated in several multi-institutional clinical trials evaluating devices and therapies for the treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease.
Hoel, Andrew Warfield

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Andrew Hoel, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in the division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Medicine and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hoel’s clinical practice encompasses open and endovascular treatment of aortic, visceral, carotid, and lower extremity arterial disease. He has specialized training and clinical expertise in the endovascular and open surgical treatment of complex aortic disease i...
Ho, Karen J

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Tomita, Tadaki M

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Vavra, Ashley K

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Jiang, Bin

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and McCormick School of Engineering

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Contact Us


Christopher Nagata
Phone:  312-926-8686

Kelli Thornton
Education Coordinator
Phone:  312-695-6107

676 N. St. Clair St.
Suite 650
Chicago IL 60611 (Map it)


Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern
Phone:  312-NM-HEART
Fax: 312-695-5724

676 N. St. Clair St.
Arkes Family Pavilion, Suite 730
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

Make an online donation

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