12/8/2020 - Dr. Caitlin Bell, CZ Biohub Physician-Scientist Fellow
Caitlin Bell, MD, general cardiology fellow at Stanford University and Leeper Lab member, has been selected as a biomedical research fellow through the CZ Biohub Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program. Dr. Bell, will join 6 other physician-scientests from Stanford and UCSF in July of 2021, to pursue their biomeidal research through the fellowship program. Congratulations to Dr. Bell on this amazing achievement!
12/1/2020 - Dr. Ronald Dalman Surgery Grand Rounds
11/12/2020 - Suleman Khan, MS3 Dorothy Dee & Marjorie Dee Helene Boring Trust Award Winner
Suleman Khan, MS3 Stanford School of Medicine
Suleman Khan, a third year Stanford Medical Student, has been awarded the 2020 Dorothy Dee and Marjorie Helene Boring Trust Award under the guidance of Vascular Surgery faculty: Dr. Oliver Aalami, Dr. Carla Pugh, and Dr. Ronald Dalman. The Boring Trust Research Award supports Stanford Medical Students to spearhead independent research projects aiming to transform Cardiovascular care. It provides students with $15,000 over the course of a year to be applied towards research and educational expenses.
Suleman's project, entitled Vascular1, aims to combine Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality to teach medical students and surgical residents ultrasound guided vascular access (USGVA) strategies. USGVA is often learned on patients who suffer unnecessary complications or through expensive mannequins. Through Vascular1 and affordable Oculus Quest VR headsets, medical trainees will dynamically learn the hand-eye coordination skills required for safe USGVA. Suleman's project will also include an educational study of trainees to compare pre- and post- training performance with Vascular1 with the hope of distributing the platform to other institutions. Boring Trust Website
11/18/2020 Dr. Leeper receives Falk Award
Dr. Nicholas Leeper is the recipient of the 2020 Falk Medical Research Trust Transformational Award. The $1M in funding from Health Resources in Action will fund Leeper's project "Precision Nanotherapies for Cardiovascular Disease" through November 2022.
11/1/2020 - Dr Garcia-Toca Promotion to Clinical Professor
We are excited to annonce that Dr. Manuel Garcia-Toca has been promoted to Clinical Professor of Surgery, effective November 1, 2020. We congratulate Dr. Garcia-Toca on this accomplishment and thank him for his didication to our division. We will continue to look forward to future achievements.
10/29/2020 - Dr. Ken Tran 2021 VESS/Medtronic Resident Research Award
Kenneth Tran, MD, PGY 3, Vascular Surgery Integrated resident on professional development, recieved the 2021 VESS/Medtronic Resident Research Award. Dr. Tran's research proposal “Patient-specific computational fluid dynamics modeling for assessing the hemodynamic performance of complex endovascular aneurysm repair”, was selected in a competative application process. Dr. Tran will receive $12,500 in research support this coming year. Congratulations to Dr. Tran on this outstanding achievement.
Dr. Dalman's publication in the Vascular & Endovascular Review outlines the background and proposed design for his study on metformin for growth suppression in patients with small AAA.
Dr. Dalman recently received an NIH R61-33 grant to fund his Limiting AAA with Metformin (LIMIT Trial). The trial will study Metformin Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Suppression. Patients will be enrolled starting Summer 2021.
Representation Matters: Recruitment and Retention of URM to Vascular Surgery
Dr. Ron Dalman, Chief of Vascular Medicine joins faculty member Dr. Elsie Ross and program alumna Dr. Chelsea Dorsey along with UCSF's Dr. Joel Ramirez in a discussion on recruitment and retention of URM to vascular surgery in this episode of the Audible Bleeding podcast. Link to Podcast
8/1/2020 - Dr. Arya Chair of AVAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Dr. Shipra Arya has been chosen to chair the Association of VA Surgeons' (AVAS) new Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Dr. Eri Fukaya has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, effecitve July 16, 2020. We congratulate Dr. Fukaya on her spectacular clinical and scholarly performance and thank her for her didication to vascular health.
7/1/2020 Publication in JVS
Editorial in July JVS
Dr. Dalman provides a perspective on the controversy surrounding the recently released guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's (NICE) regarding abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in an editorial article published in the July 2020 edition of the Journal for Vascular Surgery.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Garcia-Toca has been selected as the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). We believe that under Dr. Garcia-Toca's leadership the division will continue on a trajectory excellence and continued growth.
Since the hire of Drs. Sorial and Garcia-Toca at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in 2015, we have witnessed incredible growth in the Vascular Surgery service. Due to their excellent in patient care and increased patient volume, SCVMC requested that we hire a third surgeon in 2018. We were fortunate enough to recruit Dr. Sgroi. Together, our three physicians have continued to expand the breadth of the Vascular Surgery service at SCVMC.
We look forward to continued Vascular Surgery programmatic growth and expansion at SCVMC.
5/13/2020 - 2021 Vascular Surgery Fellow Match - Brian Sheehan, MD
2021 Vascular Surgery's Fellow
After a successful first ever virtual interview process, we are thrilled to announce that Brian Sheehan, M.D. will be our new vascular surgery fellow beginning in August 2021.
General Surgery: University of California, Irvine M.D.: Tufts University School of Medicine
5/11/2020 - Dr. Chandra Assumes Leadership of Vascular Surgery Training Programs
The Division of Vascular Surgery's Training Program has a new director. Dr. Venita Chandra has assumed leadership of both the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs. This announcment was the top @StanfordSurgery tweet of the month of May 2020. The enthusiasm this annoucment has received reflects both Dr. Chandra’s leadership potential as well as Dr. Lee’s decade-long effort to make our training program worthy of this much attention. Unlimited opportunity, building off of peer-leading market position - unbeatable combination.
4/29/2020 - Dr. Elsie Ross receives Chang Zuckerberg Initiative Grant
Dr. Elsie Ross Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, in collaboration with Dr. Philip Tsao and lead invistigator, Dr. Joseph Wu from the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, recieved the Chang Zuckerberg Initative Grant to study vascular disease in diverse patients.
Matthew Mell, MD - April 27-28, 2020
Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery
Medical Director, Vascular Center
3/20/2020 - 2020 Vascular Surgery Residency Interns
3/18/2020 Vascular Surgery Fellowship Interviews
The Division of Vascular Surgery had the pleasure of interviewing an excelent group of vascular surgery fellowship applicants on March 18, 2020. The Division of Vascular Surgery faculty and staff were dedicated to keeping the interviews running as planned dispite a rapidly changing environment due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions.
Congratulations to Dr. Fukaya on being selected as the winner of the AVF-JOBST grant by the American Venous Forum Foundation. Dr. Fukaya will use this grant to study the role of leg bioimpedance as a biomarker for determining venous disease progression.
3/6/2020 - AVF Distinguished Fellow Award
Dr. E. John Harris received the Distinguished Fellow Award at the AVF 2020 Annual Meeting. The Distinguished Fellow awards are provided to recognized AVF members who have enhanced the AVF by volunteering for committees, as meeting Faculty, provided educational enhancment for trainees, and advanced venous disese by research and education. Congratulations to Dr. Harris on this achievment.
2/26/2020 C-I-CARE - WOW Card
Commitment to patient care
We are proud to announce that Vascular Surgery's Lead Advanced Practice Provider Ani Bagdasarian, received a Stanford Health Care Virtual WOW Card as a result of her outstanding team work and dedication to high quality patient care at SHC. Ani's actions are another example of C-I-CARE in action.
Stanford Health Care's C-I-CARE program is a framework for structuring best practice communications and developing relationship based care approaches with patients. Learn more about SHC's C-I-CARE
1/8/2020 - Vascular Surgery Applicant Interview
The Division of Vascular Surgery had the pleasure of interviewing an excelent crop of medical students applying for the Vascular Surgery Integrated program. While we can only match two of them, we look forward to working with all of them in future collaborations.
Congratulations to Aditi Kashikar, MBBS, Post Doctoral Scholar with Vascular Surgery on her CVI Travel Scholarship. Dr. Kashikar received the scholarship to travel to the 15th Annual Academic Surgical Congress to present her research on Frailty Reduces Long-term Survival after Peripheral Artery Revascularizations Regardless of Approach with Dr. Shipra Arya, Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery.
11/26/2019 - Dr. Ehab Sorial Surgery Grand Rounds
11/1/2019 - VEITHsymposium™ 2019: The Treatment Of AAA Disease In Diabetics — Dr Ronald L Dalman
Dr Ronald L Dalman (Stanford Medicine, US) discusses the impact of diabetes on patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease and the different indications and treatment strategies compared to non-diabetic patients.
11/1/2019 - Interview with Tait Shnafelt about physician burnout
The Division of Vascular Surgery's Dr. Pavlos Tsantilas interviews Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Tait Shanafelt about physician burnout as part of the 9th Munich Vascular Conference.
Dr. Shipra Arya, Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, was elected secretary of the Surgical Outcomes Club. Dr. Arya will ascend to the presidency in two years.
The Surgical Outcomes Club is a consortium of surgeons and scientists interested in advancing health services and outcomes research in surgery. Dr. Arya was one of the club's Zinner Fellows as a junior faculty member.
9/23/2019 - Subspecialty Young Investigators Award
Vascular Surgery Resident Dr. Elizabeth George won the 2019 Subspecialty Young Investigators Award from the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS). The award is open to residents or fellows in Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Orthopedics, Urology, Plastics and Otolaryngology.
"The award sponsors my attendance to the AAS Fall Courses which are designed to inspire young academic surgeons and facilitate a lifelong career in academic surgery," said George. "Last year I attended the Annual Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course, and this year I will attend the Annual Early Career Development Course."
9/21/2019 - Dr. Dalman interview at ESVS 2019
8/25/2019- 2019 Welcome BBQ and Vascular Medicine Graduation
The Division of Vascular Surgery welcomes the new vascular surgery and vascular medicine trainees for the 2019-2020 year and celebrated the graduation of the Vascular Medicine fellow, Dr. Mohammad Atif Rana.
Vascular Medicine Fellow:Amy Kaufman, MD (left) Vascular Surgery Interns:Shernaz Dossabohy, MD and Shaunak Adkar, MD (right) Vascular Surgery Fellow:Teddy Hart, MD (not pictured)
8/1/2019 - Notice of K01 Award to Elsie Ross, MD
Dr. Ross’ research builds on the promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify patients at risk for, or already affected by, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) through analysis of unstructured electronic health records. This focus is directly aligned with Stanford Medicine’s Integrated Strategic Plan - “Value focused, digitally driven, uniquely Stanford” (http://med.stanford.edu/isp/strategic-priorities.html), as well as our emphasis on Precision Health - "predicting, preventing and curing, precisely". (http://med.stanford.edu/precisionhealth.html). Her research promises to revolutionize how tens of millions patients with PAD, at 3-fold risk for premature death by virtue of this diagnosis, are identified, offered early intervention and ultimately managed, all in the most efficient and cost-effective method possible. Potentially paradigm changing research in cardiovascular care - a powerful partnership between the Divisions of Vascular Surgery and Bioinformatics at Stanford Medicine.
8/1/2019 - Dr. Ross on cover of Vascular Specialist
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Elsie Ross was featured on the front cover of the August 2019 edition of the Society for Vascular Surgery publication Vascular Specialist.
8/1/2019 - Promotion to Professor, Nick Leeper, MD
Congratulations to Dr. Leeper on his promotion to Professor! The University Provost approved the promotion of Dr. Nicholas Leeper to Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine, effective August 1, 2019. Join us in congratulating Dr. Leeper on this well-deserved promotion!
6/28/2019 - Vascular Surgery Graduation
Benjamin Colvard, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University.
Anahita Dua, MD
Assistant Professor in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Kedar Lavingia, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia.
6/27/2019 - Textbook on Vascular Motion Publication
Chris Cheng, PhD’s Handbook of Vascular Motion has been published this week. His publication is a reference textbook on device-vessel interactions and design considerations to maximize performance and durability of vascular devices. Congratulation to Dr. Cheng on this accomplishment.
6/12/2019- Wearables could transform monitoring and outcome assessment for vascular interventions
Health technology solutions—such as mobile apps and wearables—can play a huge role in activity tracking and assessing the outcomes of peripheral vascular interventions, says Ronald L Dalman (Stanford, USA), president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Down the road, the SVS plans a branded mobile activity tracker and Dalman notes that such tools may also be used to measure aneurysm diameter, or look for evidence of stroke when patients are sleeping. Still, accuracy, expense, appropriateness, privacy, reliability, reproducibility and “those types of issues” will be a concern, he states.
Dalman spoke to Vascular News at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM; 12–15 June 2019, National Harbor, USA).
5/15/2019 - 2019 Fellowship Match Results
We are excited for Drs. Rojas and Paisley to start August 1, 2020
General Surgery: Christiana Care Hospital
General Surgery: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
5/9/2019- Dr. Lee in the News
KGO TV- The Heart of a Warrior: Saving Tom Tolbert
Bay Area sports personality and former Golden State Warrior Tom Tolbert suffered an aortic dissection in 2017. The documentary shows how Stanford Hospital treated the life-threatening tear near his heart. Dr. Joseph Woo, Chair of the Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Jason Lee, Director of Endovascular Surgery, and Dr. David Liang, professor of cardiovascular medicine, are interviewed for the story.
4/1/2019 - The Inaugural Weesam AlKhatib, MD Visiting Professorship Lecture
Title of Lecture: “The Anatomy of a Successful Manuscript”
Visiting Professor: Anton Sidawy, MD, MPH, DFSVS, FACS
Professor and the Lewis B. Saltz Chair
Department of Surgery
George Washington University
3/19/2019 - Dr. Leeper awarded the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award
Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Leeper, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine for receiving the Established Investigator Award (EIA) from the American Heart Association (AHA). Per the AHA, this award is designed “to support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and established records of accomplishments.” The Leeper Lab plans to use this support to investigate emerging immunological aspects of atherosclerosis, with a focus on developing new translational therapies designed to suppress vascular inflammation.
3/15/2019 - Vascular Residency Match News
University of Massachussets Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine
3/14/2019 - Dr. Venita Chandra has been elected to the Stanford Health Care Medical Executive Committee.
Contratulations to Dr. Venita Chandra on her election to the Stanford Health Care Medical Executive Committee. We appreciate her commitment to excelence and dedication to our instituion.
3/1/2019 - Dr. Ronald Dalman is published in the March 2019 Journal of Vascular Surgery
Dr. Dalman's article comparing recent SVS and ESVS guidelines for AAA care is published in the March 2019 edition of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Dalman.
2/13/2019- Dr. Nicholas Leeper nominated to the American Heart Association's (AHA's) Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee (SACC)
Dr. Nicholas Leeper has been nominated to the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee (SACC), which is the organization’s highest scientific body, and is responsible for mapping the scientific agenda of the organization. We offer our congratulations to Dr. Leeper on this significant achievement.
2/1/2019- Dr. Jason Lee elected to Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery
Dr. Jason Lee, has been elected to the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (VSB-ABS). The VSB-ABS was established in 1998 and is solely responsible for defining all requirements and processes related to board certification in vascular surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Lee for his outstanding achievement.
Professor, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery, Head of the Department of Vascular and Endovascular, Surgery/Vascular Center and the Munich Aortic Centre at the “Klinikum rechts der Isar” Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich Germany
We are honored to host Dr. Hans-Henning Eckstein as our Visiting Professor on Monday, February 3rd at the Vascular Surgery Conference and again on Tuesday, February 4, 2019 at the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds.
Special Lecture: “Vascular evidence can be generated from RCT’s and registries or routine data- the example of aortic aneurysms and carotid stenosis”
1/15/19 Leeper Lab Receives Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) by the National Institutes of Health
Congratulations to the Leeper Lab for receiving a 7 year R35 award from the NIH. This grant will allow the team to study the fundamental origins of atherosclerosis, with a particular focus on the mechanisms by which cells undergo clonal expansion during disease progression, and how they can be translationally targeted for therapeutic purposes.
11/16/2018 - Stanford Faculty Leading Top National Organizations
Dr. Ronald Dalman, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, is one of four distinguished Stanford School of Medicine faculty appointed to prominent national health care organizations in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Dalman is the Vice President of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. Dalman will serve as President-Elect (2019-2020) followed by President (2020-2021).
11/1/2018 - Stanford’s Department of Surgery’s first Seed Grant Program Award
Congratulations to Dr. Jason T. Lee and his research team, Kenneth Tran, MD and Celine Deslarzes-Dubuis, MD, on receiving an inaugural Department of Surgery seed grant funding for their research project "Use of Remote Renal Ischemic Preconditioning to Reduce Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury During Complex EVAR of Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysms".
9/20/2018 - Talking Successful Leadership Practices with Dr. Ronald Dalman
Dr. Ronald Dalman, Chief of Vascular Surgery, was recently interviewed by Clinical Associate Professor, Dr. Venita Chandra for the Society of Vascular Surgery, September 2018 Issue of Vascular Specialist.
9/24/2018 - Headline News: Leeper Lab research on Varicose Veins
In the largest genetics study ever performed on varicose veins, Dr. Fukaya and colleagues pursue the inherited and environmental drivers of disease and identify a novel link between varicose veins and human height.
The Stanford Extremity Preservation Program (STEPP) and Wound Care Center, in conjunction with SHC Doctors and clinical staff, are promoting the "Docs in Socks" campaign to raise awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The SHC Vascular Surgery team pictured above is joining in on the campaign.
9/11/2018 - Dr. Avise named clinic chief of CAP clinic
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Avise on her appointment to Clinic Chief of the Community Academic Practice (CAP) Multidisciplinary Clinic at Stanford ValleyCare.
"This new leadership role is a fine recognition of Dr. Avise’s efforts and success at ValleyCare," said Chief of Vascular Surgery Dr. Ronald Dalman.
9/6/2018 - Stanford research predicts risk of deadly vascular condition
Precision Health: Vascular Disease
Stanford researchers Michael Snyder, PhD and Philip Tsao, PhD, use genome sequencing to predict risk of deadly vascular condition.
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Dalman on being honored as the Mayo Clinic's 12th Larry M. Hollier Visiting Professor. Dr. Dalman's lecture was entitled "AAA Update: Emerging Insights on Medical and Surgical Management in 2018.”
8/23/2018 - Dr. Venita Chandra spoke at the Hendolat Endovascular Horizons in Mexico City, Mexico
7/1/2018 - Welcome New Faculty
We are excited to welcome Stanford Vascular Surgery graduates Dr. Elsie Gyang Ross and Dr. Michael Sgroi to the Stanford Division of Vascular Surgery Faculty. Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and will be at Stanford Hospital and Palo Alto VA. Dr. Sgroi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and will be at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Elsie Ross
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Michael Sgroi
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
6/18/2018- Dr. Dalman nominated Vice President of the SVS for 2018-2019
SVS 2018-19 Leadership from left to right President-elect, Kim Hodgson, M.D., President Michel Makaroun,M.D., and Vice President Ron Dalman, M.D.
We are excited to announce that per the June 2018 business meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), Dr. Ron Dalman has been appointed to Society Vice President for the 2018-2019 academic year. SVS bylaws state that, in sequential years the Vice President accedes to the positions of President-Elect, and then President. Thus, Dr. Dalman will serve as SVS President during the 2020-2021 academic year. In his future role as SVS President, Dr. Dalman will be preceded by emeritus Stanford Vascular Surgery faculty Drs. Thomas J. Fogarty (1995) and Christopher K. Zarins (1999).
The SVS is the world’s oldest (founded in 1947) and most influential society dedicated to the advancement of vascular health and well-being, with 6,000 members in the USA and in 13 international chapters worldwide.
6/29/2018 - Vascular Surgery Graduation
Vascular Surgery is celebrating the graduation of our trainees
Dr. Graeme McFarland, Dr. Mike Sgroi and
Dr. Elsie Ross
We congratulate them on all their hard work and wish them well in their future endeavors.
6/21/2018 - 2018 Fondation Leducq Award
Congratulations to the Leeper lab for receiving a 2018 Fondation Leducq award. This grant, led by Drs. Gary Owens and Gerard Pasterkamp, will use advanced genomics approaches to investigate the contribution of matrix producing cells to atherosclerotic vascular disease. Additional details about this exciting new collaboration can be found at http://plaqomics.com/.
6/20/2018 - SUS Junior Faculty Award
Dr. Elsie Ross is awarded the SUS Junior Faculty Award for her project: “A precision medicine approach for the early identification of PAD”. Congratulations on this accomplishment! Excited to welcome Dr. Ross to the faculty on July 9th.
6/19/2018 - 2018 AHA Transformational Project Award
Dr. Nicholas Leeper was awarded an AHA Transformational Project Award. Dr. Leeper will be working with Dr. Bryan Smith, Molecular Imaging to study “Macrophage-specific nanoparticles which we hope will home to the diseased blood vessel and promote the clearance of necrotic debris as a new method to treat atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease”.
6/16/2018- 2018 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Congratulations to Sophia Xiao, Leeper Lab Member, on receiving the 2018 Firestone Medal for her graduating thesis. The Firestone medal is prestigious honor awarded to the finest honors thesis in social science, science, and engineering.
6/7/2018 - Dr. Neelima Katragunta recognized by Biodesign
Congratulations to Dr. Neelima Katragunta for her recognition by Biodesign for her leadership in guiding and mentoring fellows.
5/20/2018 - Dr. Jason Lee in the News!
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Lee for his featured news story about a grateful patient who was connected to Dr. Lee through twitter.
5/20/2018 - Vascular Surgery Match for Fellowship
We are thrilled to announce that Teddy Hart, M.D. will be our new vascular surgery fellow beginning in August 2019. Congratulations and welcome Teddy to the Stanford Vascular Surgery family!
4/2/2018 - Visiting Professor
Dr. Peter Gloviczki
We are honored to host Dr. Peter Gloviczki as our Visiting Professor on Monday, April 2nd at the Vascular Surgery Conference and again on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds.
March 30, 2018 - Farewell to Matthew Mell, MD
3/16/2018 - 2018 Integrated Match News!
Krishna will be the eleventh resident to join our vascular surgery residency training program since its inception in 2008. He received his Bachelor’s Degree and Masters of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before attending Albany Medical College. While there he developed an interest in bioengineering and device-related outcomes and sought out early mentorship in vascular surgery with several prominent leaders in our specialty. He is absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to spend his formative surgical years here and we are excited to have the chance to train him. Please join us in congratulating Krishna for his accomplishments thus far in medical school and welcoming him to Stanford.
3/5/2018 - S-SPIRE Work-In-Progress session with Dr. Shipra Arya
“Introducing a Surgical Pause: Frailty Screening and the Risk Analysis Index”
Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign: From the Innovator's Workbench
March 20, 2018
Featuring: Featuring Jose E. Almeida, chairman, president, and CEO, Baxter International INC.
2/22/2018 - Facebook Live Event with Stanford Cardiologists #Heart2Heart
Dr. Nicholas Leeper, associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, joined Stanford Cardiologists Drs. Abha Khandelwal and Marco Perez to discuss the latest trends in preventing heart disease, options for treatment and more in a Facebook Live Event on February 22, 2018. Watch the video here
2/16/2018 - Dr. Fukaya is a finalist in the Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award (YIA)
Congratulations to Dr. Eri Fukaya, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, for being selected as a finalist in the prestigious Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award (YIA) Competition for her abstract, Clinical and Genetic Determinants of Varicose Veins: A Prospective, Community-Based Prospective Study of ~500,000 Individuals. We are very excited for Dr. Fukaya and wish her continued success.
2/16/18 - “New Circulation study suggests that ‘taking out the trash’ may help prevent aneurysm disease” or similar?
Impaired cell cleanup associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms, new study finds.
According to a new Stanford study, the body’s ability to get rid of dead cells plays a role in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The research could pave the way to preventing aneurysms from enlarging. Nicholas Leeper, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the senior author. The study builds on research by co-author Irving Weissman, the Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor in Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research, professor of pathology and of developmental biology and director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
02/14/2018 - Stanford Extremity Preservation Program
Stanford's first meeting of the Stanford Extremity Preservation Program (StEPP) included representatives from Radiology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Infectious Disease, Vascular Surgery, and Wound Care! Vascular Surgeon Dr. Venita Chandra leads Stanford's efforts to expand the limb preservation program. We look forward to continued collaboration and success!
Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program
Stanford Bio-X Accepting Letters of Intent for the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program, Round 9
Letters must be received by: Monday, March 19, 2018 by 5:00 PM (PST) Learn more here.
Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign: From the Innovator's Workbench
February 13, 2018
Featuring: Josh Makower, founder & Chairman ExploraMed Development LLC
Ideal candidates will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to oversee complex research programs. Desired expertise include, but not limited to, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular device, electrophysiology, coronary artery and/or vascular disease, hypertension, and heart failure.
The Division of Vascular Surgery welcomes faculty member Shipra Arya, MD. Dr. Arya will join the Division of Vascular Surgery as Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Palo Alto VA.
"I am thrilled to be joining Stanford Vascular Surgery, one of the top most programs in the country under Dr. Dalman's leadership. As a health services researcher, I am really looking forward to working with Dr. Hawn and a highly talented group of researchers she has recruited at the S-Spire Center and Palo Alto VA," said Arya. "I hope to learn from the best and contribute to the research portfolio of the department in the coming years. My main goal is to improve quality and delivery of surgical care for older and vulnerable patients, especially those with vascular disease." - Dr. Arya
Dr. Arya has a masters of science degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University. She completed her categorical general surgery residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan. Most recently, Dr. Arya has worked as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and of Epidemiology at Emory University and Director of Vascular Lab and Endovascular Therapy at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Dr. Elsie Ross Invited to SBAS Leadership & Faculty Development Institute
Vascular Surgery Resident Dr. Elsie Ross has been invited to participate in the upcomming Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) Leadership and Faculty Development Institute.
12/1/2017 - Book Deal with Elsevier and Visiting Fellowship
Adjunct Professor Chris Cheng has signed a book deal with Elsevier to write a book tentatively titled, "Determining Dynamic Boundary Conditions For Cardiovascular Device Durability". For medical device companies to properly design and evaluate cardiovascular implants, they must not only know the primary function of the implant, but also the dynamic environment in which the implant needs to survive. This is a relatively new field that is not well studied, and much of the sparse knowledge resides as tribal know-how within individual companies. With his combined experience in academia and the medical device industry, Dr. Cheng has been commissioned to write the first book to cover this topic.
Oxford Visiting Fellowship
Dr. Chris Cheng has accepted a Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College at the University of Oxford for January-June 2018. He will be collaborating with the departments of Vascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine, and is excited to write his biomechanics book where JRR Tolkien wrote "The Lord of the Rings"!
11/20/2017 - Dr. Dalman elected to a three-year term on the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors
We are excited to announce that Division of Vascular Chief, Dr. Ronald L. Dalman, was elected to a three-year term on the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors. He will be representing Vascular Surgery as a Surgical Specialty Society Governor.
11/13/2017 - Venita Chandra, M.D., Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Venita Chandra has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery. Dr. Chandra completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University before joining the Division of Vascular Surgery in 2013. Dr. Chandra has served as the Medical Director of the Stanford Advanced Wound Care Center since 2013 and the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship Associate Director since 2014. Dr. Chandra was selected as the Patient Safety Champion for the Stanford University School of Medicine Center for Patient Safety in 2016. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chandra on her well-deserved promotion.
11/10/2017 - Visiting Professor Dr. Ramesh Tripathi
Special Guest Lecture Friday, November 10, 2017
“Hybrid Aortic Arch Surgery. Lessons Learnt from a Ten-Year Experience”
Ramesh K. Tripathi, MD, FRCS, FRACS Adjunct Professor
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
University of the Sunshine Coast
10/22/2017 - American College of Surgery Clinical Congress
Congratulations to Dr. Venita Chandra and Dr. Neelima Katragunta on their acceptance to the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons.
9/26/2017 - Western Vascular Society 32nd Annual Meeting
We would like to offer congratulations to Dr. E. John Harris has he assumes his role as President of the Western Vascular Society!
Dr. Harris was joined by Stanford Vascular Faculty Drs. Ronald Dalman, Venita Chandra, and Matthew Mell along with Vascular Trainees Drs. Graeme McFarland (Vascular Fellow), Mike Sgroi (Vascular Fellow), Nathan Itoga (Vascular Resident), and Kenneth Tran (Vascular Resident) representing Stanford at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Western Vascular Society on September 23-26, 2017.
Effects of Regional and General Anesthesia on Infrainguinal Bypass Surgery Outcomes
Michael D. Sgroi, MD, Graeme McFarland, MD, Matthew Mell, MD
Stanford University, CA
Complex EVAR is Associated with Higher Peri-Operative Mortality but Not Late-Mortality Compared to Infrarenal EVAR Amongst Octogenarians
Kenneth Tran, MD, Andy Lee, MD, Graeme McFarland, MD, Mike Sgroi, MD, Nathan Itoga, MD, Jason Lee, MD
Stanford School of Medicine, CA
Long-Term Outcomes after Repair of Symptomatic Non-Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Karen Trang, BS, Venita Chandra, MD, Whitt Virgin-Downey, BA, Jason T. Lee, MD, E. John Harris, MD, Ronald L. Dalman, MD, Matthew W. Mell, MD, MS
Stanford School of Medicine, CA
Episode-Based Cost Reduction for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Ronald L. Dalman, MD1 , Ning Tang, MD2 , Diana Patterson2 ,Harnoor Jolly2 , Rika Ohkuma2 , Matthew W. Mell, MD1
1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2Stanford Health Care,
11/6/2017- Stanford Population Health Science Annual Symposium
The Stanford Population Health Science is holding their Annual Symposium on
We want to offer congratulations to our familes with new babies. Vascular Resident, Dr. Nate Itoga's family expanded to include Sachi Itoga in May. Vascular Nurse Practioner, Ani Bagdasarian welcomed baby Arev Abnous and Division Manager, Dr. Wajhma Aboud welcomed baby Zane Aboud in June. Vascular Resident, Dr. Elsie Ross's family expanded to include Alexander Ross in August. Vascular Adjunct Professor Dr. Chris Chang welcomed baby Cameron Cheng and Vascular Resident Dr. Patrick Thompson welcomed William Thompson in September. We are excited for our growing Vascular family and wish everyone the best.
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9/21/2017 Stanford - China Cardiovascular Research Symposium
Stanford Faculty and Staff gathered on Monday, August 21, 2017 to watch the partial solar exlipse over Stanford School of Medicine.
7/31/2017 - Stanford Aortic Festgraft
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Division of Vascular Surgery hosted Stanford Aortic Festgraft. A celebration of Aortic Stent-Grafts and the 25th Anniversary of the first U.S. Case. Worldwide leaders in the development of endovascular techniques were in attendance.
Congratulations to Vascular Surgery fellowship graduates
Drs. Andy Lee and Tiffany Wu
We honor your commitment to Vascular Surgery and look forward to your future accomplishments.
Vascular Surgery Chief Dr. Ron Dalman and Vascular Surgery Program Director Dr. Jason Lee reflect on the training of graduating fellows Drs. Andy Lee and Tiffany Wu at the 2017 Vascular Surgery Graduation Dinner.
Dr. Ron Dalman, Vascular Surgery Chief will be co-moderating a session on the "Current Status of TEVAR for aneurysm and dissection" at the Stanford Festgraft Symposium on Monday, July 31, 2017.
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5/17/2017- Fellowship Match News
After a very competitive fellowship MATCH this year, we are thrilled to announce that Ben Pham, M.D. and Kim Thompson, M.D. will be our new vascular surgery fellows beginning in August 2018. Congratulations and welcome Ben and Kim to the Stanford Vascular Surgery family!
Ben Pham, M.D.
General Surgery Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
M.D. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
B.S. General Biology, University of California, San Diego
Kim Thompson, M.D.
General Surgery Naval Medical Center San Diego
M.D. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine
B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Health Care Social Issues, University of California, San Diego
5/9/2017- Visiting Professor Dr. Frank Veith
Visiting Professor, Dr. Frank Veith
Professor of Surgery
New York University and The Cleveland Clinic
The William J. von Liebig Chair in Vascular Surgery The Cleveland Clinic
presented at Surgery Grand Rounds on Tuesday, May 9, 2017:
"Why Randomized Controlled Trials- Even in Top Journals Can Be So Misleading: The Crest and Improve Trials Are Two Prime Examples"
Vascular Surgery was pleased to welcome emeritus faculty members Drs. Thomas Fogarty and Chris Zarins who attended Dr. Frank Veith’s lecture. Dr. Fogarty retired from the Vascular Faculty in 2001 after serving as Professor of Vascular Surgery at Stanford from 1995-2001. Dr. Zarins successfully served as Chief of Vascular Surgery from 1993-2005 and retired from the Vascular Faculty in 2012. It was a pleasure and an honor to welcome these distinguished guests at our Visiting Professor Lecture.
5/5/2017- Dr. Mohammad Zayed Grant Award
We want to congratulate Dr. Mohamed Zayed, former Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency alumnus on his Career Development Award from the American College of Surgeons/Society for Vascular Surgery. This award will provide matching grant funds for his lab and research program. Our congratulations to Dr. Zayed for his tremendous accomplishment!
4/25/2017 Visiting Professor Dr. Bernadette Aulivola
Visiting Professor, Dr. Bernadette Aulivola, Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Division at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, presented: "Give an Inch and It'll Take a Foot: The Role of Ischemia in Limb Salvage in the Diabetic Patient" at Surgery Grand Rounds on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Dr. Nick Leeper, Visiting Professor at Houston Methodist Debakey Heart & Vascular Center
Dr. Leeper discusses recent lab efforts as a Visiting Professor at Houston Methodist Debakey Heart & Vascular Center with Dr. John P. Cooke, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research institute.
4/15/2017 - Dr. Elsie Ross, Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident is quoted in ScienceMag.org
3/17/2017 Vascular Surgery Integrated Match Results 2017
We are thrilled to announce that we successfully matched our top recruit, Vivian Ho, from Columbia University School of Medicine, into the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency beginning this summer!
Vivian will be the tenth resident to join our vascular surgery residency training program since its inception in 2008. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University in 2013 and is extremely excited to be returning to the Farm. Please join us in congratulating Vivian for her accomplishments thus far in medical school and welcoming her back to Stanford.
3/17/2017 Leeper Lab Fellow, Alyssa Flores, receives HHMI Medical Research Fellows award
We are excited to announce that Alyssa Flores, the incoming Leeper Lab postdoctoral research fellow, received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows award for the 2017-2018 academic year. We look forward to this and many more accomplishments.
3/20/2017 Visiting Professor Daniel Clair, MD
Dr. Daniel Clair, Chair of General Surgey at the Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine, will be visiting on March 20-21, 2017. Dr. Clair will be giving a Surgery Grand Rounds Lecture Titled: A Surgeon's Responsibilities on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
3/1/2017 Congratulations to Dr. Aalami and his VascTrac team!
Oliver Aalami, MD and his VascTrac team received a 2017 Stanford Spectrum Pilot Grant Program for the project VascTrac: A Peripheral Artery Disease Remote Monitory Platform. VascTrac is a mobile application designed to track steps and activity during the day for people who have peripheral artery disease.
Abstract Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017 Prizes are awarded for the top 10 abstracts!
Who can submit an abstract?
Residents and fellows can submit abstracts of quality improvement and safety projects that are either ongoing or completed. Can I send a revised abstract?
Yes, you can send a revised abstract. Please select "Yes, I am submitting a revised abstract" under the question "Are you submitting a revised abstract to the symposium?" Revisions are due by Friday, 4/28/17.
Dr. Ron Dalman, Stanford Vascular Surgery Division Chief, disusses this year's Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) with the Vascular Specialist, the Society for Vascular Surgery's official publication. "This is going to be a spectacular meeting."
12/18/2016 Dr. Patrick Thompson Accepts Biodesign Fellowship
Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident Dr. Patrick Thompson accepted a Biodesign Fellowship!
We are so excited for Dr. Thompson and look forward this and many more great accomplishments.
12/31/2016- Dr. Wei Zhou Moving to Tucson, AZ
After nine years of dedicated service, Dr. Wei Zhou will be moving to Tucson, AZ, to assume leadership of vascular surgery at the University of Arizona.
In her nine years on the Stanford faculty she has led many important clinical and research initiatives, and provided stellar leadership of our thriving VA Vascular Surgery program. We are confident that she will succeed in her new leadership role in Tucson, and wish her well in all her future endeavors. Dr. Zhou is relocating to Arizona at the end of 2016.
11/16/2016 Stanford's Inaugural Health++Hackathon
Dr. Oliver Aalami, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, was a faculty advisor for Stanford's first health++Hackathon.
After 22 years of dedicated Vascular Surgery service and paralleled practice expansion, we are pleased to announce our recent clinic site relocation to the third floor of Pavilion A (Boswell), suite A31. Our new location offers increased space, modernized patient rooms, and convenient access to the front of the hospital. This move allows us to expand our clinical care while preserving the superior service our patients expect. We are dedicated to our patients and are looking forward to providing continued high-quality patient care in our updated facility.
From the front entrance of the hospital (Fountain Entrance)
Take Public Elevator A up to the 3rd floor.
Turn right and go in A32.
10/24/2016- Congratulations to prior Vascular Surgery Fellow Dr. Mohamed Zayed
Dr. Zayed, Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery Washington University, recently recevied the American Surgical Association (ASA) Foundation Fellowship Research Award.
10/20/2016 Drs. Dalman and Leeper are participating in the Stanford-Karolinska Cardiovascular Research & Medicine Symposium
Drs. Dalman and Leeper from Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine, respectively, will be participating as speakers and moderators
7/20/16 - Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis
A biological drug could be used to combat cardiovascular disease by targeting not mere risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, but the actual lesions bearing direct responsibility: atherosclerotic plaques.
We would like to recognize Tarina Kwong's 6th anniversary as the manager of the Vascular Clinic, relocating to 3N Boswell later this summer. Thank you Tarina for all your hard work!
5/19/2016 - Congratulations Dr. Harris
We would like to congratulate Dr. E. John Harris on his recent selection as President of the San Francisco Surgical Society.
4/13/16 - Dr. Jason Lee elected Secretary/Treasurer of APDVS
Dr. Jason Lee was recently elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS), a four year appointment.
Congratulations to Dr. Lee!
3/20/16 - Innovation: VirtualRehab
Our PGY-4 Resident, Dr. Benjamin Colvard participated to a three day hackathon for software based solutions to healthcare needs. The event, which took place in Starsbourg, France, was "Hacking Health Camp 2016". Dr. Colvard and his teammates developed a project entitled VirtualRehab. It uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and they created a program that enables rehab therapists to expose their stroke patients
to virtual scenarios to prepare them for life outside of the hospital. For the project they won the "Most Innovative Health Solution" award as well as a Gold Sponsor award from Humanis. Humanis is a ma