Course Directors & Faculty

Course Directors

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

Luis Sanchez MD, FACS

St Louis, MO

Luis Sanchez MD, FACS

St Louis, MO

Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Treatment and Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease

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

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

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

Invited Faculty

Cherrie Abraham MD, FRCSC

PORTLAND, OR

Cherrie Abraham MD, FRCSC

PORTLAND, OR

Dr. Cherrie Abraham is a vascular surgeon and professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Frank Arko III, MD

Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC

Frank Arko III, MD

Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC

Dr. Arko was 1st in the world to implant a branched stent graft specifically designed for branch vessel repair of a thoracic aortic aneurysm

Zachary M Arthurs, MD, FSVS

Houston, TX

Zachary M Arthurs, MD, FSVS

Houston, TX

Dr. Zachary M. Arthurs is a vascular surgeon in Fort Sam Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.

Enrico Ascher, MD

New York, NY

Enrico Ascher, MD

New York, NY

Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Chief, Vascular Surgery.

Martin R Back, MD, FACS, RPVI

Gainesville, FL

Martin R Back, MD, FACS, RPVI

Gainesville, FL

Vascular Surgeon at University of Florida Health

Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS

Maywood, IL

Carlos Bechara, MD, FACS

Maywood, IL

Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy, Associate Professor, Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Loyola University Medical Center

Adam Beck, MD

Birmingham, AL

Adam Beck, MD

Birmingham, AL

Director, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Neal S. Cayne, MD

New York, NY

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

Michael D. Dake, MD

PHOENIX, AZ

Michael D. Dake, MD

PHOENIX, AZ

Directs strategic integration of undergraduate & graduate education, research, service & clinical activities in the UArizona Health Sciences

Anthony Estrera, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

Anthony Estrera, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

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

Christian D. Etz, MD, PhD

Leipzig, Germany

Christian D. Etz, MD, PhD

Leipzig, Germany

Javairiah Fatima, MD

Gainesville, FL

Javairiah Fatima, MD

Gainesville, FL

Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at University of Florida Health

Marcelo Ferreira, MD

Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Marcelo Ferreira, MD

Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, SITE Endovascular, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thomas Forbes

Toronto, ON, Canada

Thomas Forbes

Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Forbes is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto since 2014.

Stephan Haulon, MD

Paris, France

Stephan Haulon, MD

Paris, France

Professor of Vascular Surgery, PARIS SUD UNIVERSITY, FRANCE

Genevieve Hayek, MD

Genevieve Hayek, MD

St. Louis, MO

Genevieve Hayek, MD

St. Louis, MO

Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Katherine Holzem, MD

Katherine Holzem, MD

St. Louis, MO

Katherine Holzem, MD

St. Louis, MO

Resident, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

William D. Jordan, MD

Atlanta, GA

William D. Jordan, MD

Atlanta, GA

Director, Vascular Surgery Service, Emory Health Professor of Surgery and Chief, Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy, Emory University

Manju Kalra, MBBS

Rochester, MN

Manju Kalra, MBBS

Rochester, MN

Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Melissa Kirkwood, MD

Dallas, TX

Melissa Kirkwood, MD

Dallas, TX

She is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Department of Surgery’s Division of Vascular Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Tilo Koelbel, MD

Hamburg, Germany

Tilo Koelbel, MD

Hamburg, Germany

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

Jason T. Lee, MD

Stanford, CA

Jason T. Lee, MD

Stanford, CA

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Scott A. LeMaire, MD, FACS

HOUSTON, TX

Scott A. LeMaire, MD, FACS

HOUSTON, TX

Jimmy and Roberta Howell Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vice-Chair for Research in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.

Bradley G. Leshnower, MD

Altlanta, GA

Bradley G. Leshnower, MD

Altlanta, GA

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

Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Houston, TX

Alan B. Lumsden, MD

Houston, TX

Walter W. Fondren III Presidential Distinguished Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Michel S. Makaroun, MD

PITTSBURGH, PA

Michel S. Makaroun, MD

PITTSBURGH, PA

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery Professor of Surgery and Clinical and Translational Science UPMC Chair in Vascular Surgery

Tara Mastracci, MD, FACS

London, ENGLAND

Tara Mastracci, MD, FACS

London, ENGLAND

Clinical director, Vascular Surgery and Clinical Lead, Complex Aortic Surgery at Royal Free London

Manish Mehta, MD, MPH, FACS

Latham, NY

Manish Mehta, MD, MPH, FACS

Latham, NY

Professor of Surgery & the Endowed Chair of Vascular Education at Albany Medical College, Founder & Director of Vascular Internat. Academy

Bernardo C. Mendes, MD

ROCHESTER, MN

Bernardo C. Mendes, MD

ROCHESTER, MN

Vascular Surgeon at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Ross Milner, MD

Chicago, IL

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

Bijan Modarai, PhD, FRCS

London, ENGLAND

Professor and King's Chair in Vascular Surgery

Karina Newhall, MD

Karina Newhall, MD

Seattle, WA

Karina Newhall, MD

Seattle, WA

Fellow, University of Washington Vascular Surgery

F. Ezequiel Parodi, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

F. Ezequiel Parodi, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

Associate Professor at UNC Hospitals Vascular Interventional Radiology Clinic

Himanshu J. Patel, MD

Ann Arbor, MI

Himanshu J. Patel, MD

Ann Arbor, MI

Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Surgery University of Michigan

Alvaro Razuk, MD

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alvaro Razuk, MD

Sao Paulo, Brazil

First Assistant Physician Brotherhood of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia of São Paulo. Instructor Professor at the School of Medical Sciences

Tim Resch, MD, PhD

Lund, Sweden

Tim Resch, MD, PhD

Lund, Sweden

Chief of the Vascular Center, Skane University Hospital, Sweden and an Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden.

Rob Rhee, MD

Brooklyn, NY

Rob Rhee, MD

Brooklyn, NY

Director, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Maimonides Medical Center & is an international leader in the treatment of complex aortic diseases

Al Robaina, MD

Apollo Beach, FL

Al Robaina, MD

Apollo Beach, FL

Al Robaina is a dependable and reputable internist based in Apollo Beach, FL. Dr. Robaina earned his medical degree from Havana, Cuba.

Andres Schanzer, MD

Worchester, MA

Andres Schanzer, MD

Worchester, MA

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery Interim Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center

Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD

Boston, MA

Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD

Boston, MA

Associate Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Claudio Schönholz, MD

Charleston, SC

Claudio Schönholz, MD

Charleston, SC

Professor, Radiology and Radiological Science and Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Darren Schneider, MD

New York, NY

Darren Schneider, MD

New York, NY

Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. - NYP/Weill Cornell

Sherene Shalhub MD, MPH, FACS

Seattle, WA

Sherene Shalhub MD, MPH, FACS

Seattle, WA

Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington

Murray L. Shames, MD

Tampa, FL

Murray L. Shames, MD

Tampa, FL

Professor in Vascular Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa, Tampa General Hospital

Jessica P. Simons, MD, MPH

Worcester, MA

Jessica P. Simons, MD, MPH

Worcester, MA

Director, Vascular Surgery Residency Program, Associate Professor, UMass Memorial Health Care

Michael Stoner, MD

Rochester, NY

Michael Stoner, MD

Rochester, NY

Professor - Department of Surgery , Vascular (SMD) Chief - Department of Surgery , Vascular (SMD)

Matt Sweet, MD, MS

Seattle, WA

Matt Sweet, MD, MS

Seattle, WA

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

Akiko Tanaka, MD, PhD

Akiko Tanaka, MD, PhD

Houston, TX

Akiko Tanaka, MD, PhD

Houston, TX

Clinical Fellow, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dr. Carlos Timaran

Carlos Timaran, MD

Dallas, TX

Carlos Timaran, MD

Dallas, TX

Chief of Endovascular Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Eric Verhoeven, MD, PhD

Nuremberg, Germany

Eric Verhoeven, MD, PhD

Nuremberg, Germany

Chief, Director, Professor