Dr. Vikram Kashyap Appointed New Chief of Vascular Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

News Release: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CLEVELAND - University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center recently appointed Vikram Kashyap, MD, FACS, as the new Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.

Dr. Kashyap will also serve as the Co-Director of the UH Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute and as Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His specialty interests include endovascular therapies, cerebrovascular disease, aortic pathologies and atherosclerotic occlusive disease. He is board-certified in vascular surgery, and he is a registered vascular technologist.

His research interests include atherosclerosis and thrombosis and he is the principal investigator on a study of endothelial function in peripheral arteries and several studies of new vascular stents, grafts and prostheses. Dr. Kashyap is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has authored or co-authored more than 80 articles and book chapters.

“We are thrilled by the recruitment of Vik Kashyap. He is a cutting-edge vascular surgeon who has expertise in surgical and minimally invasive/endovascular approaches for the treatment of patients with complex arterial and venous disease,” said Daniel Simon, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “He is a rare surgical “triple” threat with an impressive track record in the clinical, research and education arenas.”

Dr. Kashyap is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery. His professional memberships include the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the American Heart Association, the Association of Academic Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Cleveland Vascular Society.

He completed his undergraduate work at The Pennsylvania State University, earning a BS with High Distinction. He received his MD from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and after graduation in 1990, he received the William F. Kellow Prize for "exemplifying the attributes of an ideal physician."

Dr. Kashyap completed his internship and residency in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He accepted a surgical research fellowship from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD, to study atherogenesis, followed by a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Kashyap was Chief of Vascular Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas from 1999-2003. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and rose to the rank of Lt. Col. He was attached to the White House Medical Unit and provided medical support for overseas trips by former President Bill Clinton. He was most recently on the staff of the Cleveland Clinic from 2003 to 2011.

He and his wife Sangeeta, who is an endocrinologist, have three children and reside in Moreland Hills.

About Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Founded in 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest medical research institution in Ohio and is among the nation's top medical schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The School of Medicine is recognized throughout the international medical community for outstanding achievements in teaching. The School's innovative and pioneering Western Reserve2 curriculum interweaves four themes--research and scholarship, clinical mastery, leadership, and civic professionalism--to prepare students for the practice of evidence-based medicine in the rapidly changing health care environment of the 21st century. Eleven Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the school.

Annually, the School of Medicine trains more than 800 M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students and ranks in the top 20 among U.S. research-oriented medical schools as designated by U.S. News & World Report "Guide to Graduate Education."

The School of Medicine's primary affiliate is University Hospitals Case Medical Center and is additionally affiliated with MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic, with which it established the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in 2002.