Course Directors & Faculty

Course Directors and Program Committee

Matthew Eagleton, MD

Boston, MA

Matthew Eagleton, MD

Boston, MA

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Co-Director, Fireman Vascular Center Vascular Surgeon

Mark Farber, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Mark Farber, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Professor of Surgery

Gustavo S Oderich, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

Gustavo S Oderich, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

Professor and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Manju Kalra, MBBS

Rochester, MN

Manju Kalra, MBBS

Rochester, MN

Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery Mayo Clinic

Luis Sanchez MD, FACS

St Louis, MO

Luis Sanchez MD, FACS

St Louis, MO

Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Treatment and Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease

Benjamin W. Starnes, MD FACS

Benjamin W. Starnes, MD,FACS

Seattle, WA

Benjamin W. Starnes, MD,FACS

Seattle, WA

Professor and Chief, Vascular Surgery, UW Medicine

Frank Veith MD

Frank Veith, MD

New York, NY

Frank Veith, MD

New York, NY

Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, New York University Medical Center

Invited Faculty

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Carlos Abath, MD

Recife, Brazil

Radiologist, Head of Department of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery, Real Hospital Português

Rana O Afifi, MD

Houston, TX

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Program Director of Advanced Aortic Surgey and Structural Heart Fellowship, UTHealth

Adam Beck, MD

Birmingham, AL

Director, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Thomas Caranasos, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Director, Adult Cardiac Surgery Assistant Professor of Surgery

Neal S. Cayne, MD

New York, NY

Dr. Neal Cayne is a vascular surgeon in New York, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including NYC Health H

Daniel Clair, MD

Nashville, TN

Professor and Chair Department of Vascular Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nuno Dias, MD, PhD

Malmö, Sweden

Consultant, Associate Prof, Vascular Center Malmö, Skånes University Hospital

Matthew Eagleton, MD

Boston, MA

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Co-Director, Fireman Vascular Center Vascular Surgeon

Anthony Estrera, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

Professor, Deputy Chair and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery Medical Director of Cardiovascular ICU and Cardiovasc

Javairiah Fatima, MD

Washington, DC

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Co-Director Complex Aortic Center, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Georgetown University School of Med

Sukgu Han, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Co-director of Comprehensive Aortic Center at Keck Hospital of Univ of Southern California, Asst Prof of Surgery Div of Vascular Surgery

Stephan Haulon, MD

Paris, France

Professor of Vascular Surgery, PARIS SUD UNIVERSITY, FRANCE

Caitlin Hicks, MD, MS

Baltimore, MD

Associate Fellowship Program Director, Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy, Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Arminder Jassar, MBBS

Boston, MA

Thoracic Surgeon | Cardiac Surgery

Manju Kalra, MBBS

Rochester, MN

Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery Mayo Clinic

Tilo Kölbel, MD

Hamburg, Germany

MD, Professor Vascular Surgery, Surgery Universityof Hamburg University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany

Bradley G. Leshnower, MD

Altlanta, GA

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Thanila A. Macedo, MD

Houston, TX

Associate Professor, Department Of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging

Barend Mees, MD

Maastricht Area, Netherlands

Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Germano Melissano, MD

Milano, Italy

Chair of Vascular Surgery, Director Residency Program in Vascular Surgery, Director Master’s Degree Course in Aortic Surgery

Ross Milner, MD

Chicago, IL

Vascular Surgeon, Professor of Surgery Director, Center for Aortic Diseases at University of Chicago

Bijan Modarai, PhD, FRCS

London, ENGLAND

Professor and King's Chair in Vascular Surgery

Randy Moore, MD

Montréal, Québec

Chief Medical Officer for ViTAA, Associate Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, complex aortic pathology

Firas F. Mussa, MD, MS, FACS

Houston, TX

Professor of Surgery, Vascular Surgeon, Trialist - UT Health

Gustavo S Oderich, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

Professor and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

John Westley Ohman, MD

St. Louis, Missouri

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Program Director of Integrated Vascular Residency, Washington University School of Medicine

Jean Panneton, MD, FACS

Norfolk, VA

Vascular Surgeon with Sentara Vascular Specialists in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia

Federico Parodi, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Associate Professor University of North Carolina Staff Cleveland Clinic

Juan C Parodi, MD

St. Louis, Missouri

Honorary Professor of Surgery, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Washington University School of Medicine

Elina Quiroga, MD, MPH

Seattle, WA

Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery, Associate Program Director of Vascular Surgery, University of Washington

Michael J Reardon, MD

Houston, TX

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allison Family Distinguished Chair of Cardiovascular Research, Houston Methodist Hospital

Tim Resch, MD, PhD

Lund, Sweden

Professor of Vascular Surgery, Copenhagen University, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Nordic Vascular Specialists

Sonia Ronchey, MD, PhD

Rome, Italy

Chief of Vascular Surgery, Ospedale San Filippo Neri

Colby Ruiz, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Vascular Surgeon, UNC Hospitals

Luis Sanchez MD, FACS

St Louis, MO

Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Treatment and Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease

Andres Schanzer, MD

Worcester, MA

Vascular Surgery

Darren Schneider, MD

Philadelphia, PA

Chief, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Sherene Shalhub MD, MPH

Portland, OR

Division Head, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery & Co-Director, Heart and Vascular Service Line, OHSU

Murray L. Shames, MD

Tampa, FL

Professor in Vascular Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa General Hospital

Palma Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI

Syracuse, NY

Professor of Surgery, Upstate Medical University

Benjamin W. Starnes, MD FACS

Benjamin W. Starnes, MD,FACS

Seattle, WA

Professor and Chief, Vascular Surgery, UW Medicine

Bjoern D. Suckow, MD, MS

Lebanon, NH

Vascular Surgeon, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Matt Sweet, MD, MS

Seattle, WA

Vascular Surgeon at UW Medical Center and a UW Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Carlos Timaran

Carlos Timaran, MD

Dallas, TX

Chief of Endovascular Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Frank Veith MD

Frank Veith, MD

New York, NY

Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, New York University Medical Center

Eric Verhoeven, MD, PhD

Nuremberg, Germany

Chief, Director, Professor

Grace Wang, MD, MSCE, FACS

Philadelphia, PA

Director, Vascular Laboratory and Associate Professor of Surgery & Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

A. Claire Watkins, MD

Stanford, CA

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery Stanford University

Case Presenters

Sitaram Chivukula, MD

St. Louis, MI

Sitaram Chivukula, MD

St. Louis, MI

2nd Year Fellow

Mitri Khoury, MD

Boston, MA

Mitri Khoury, MD

Boston, MA

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellow, Massachussets General Brigham

Ezra Koh, MD

Houston, TX

Ezra Koh, MD

Houston, TX

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellow General Surgery Resident General Surgery Resident Research Assistant

Chuma Nwachukwu, MD

NYC, New York

Chuma Nwachukwu, MD

NYC, New York

Vascular Surgery Resident

Trey Rogers, MD

Rochester, MN

Trey Rogers, MD

Rochester, MN

Vascular Surgery Fellow

Colby Ruiz, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Colby Ruiz, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Vascular Surgeon, UNC Hospitals

Rebecca Sorber, MD

University of Washington, John Hopkins Medicine

Rebecca Sorber, MD

University of Washington, John Hopkins Medicine

Vascular surgery costs and outcomes, connective tissue disease mediated aortopathy, small animal models of vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome