Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
The mission of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy is to provide comprehensive care for patients with diseases of the vascular system, to reduce morbidity and mortality from these diseases and to improve quality of life for our patients. The overarching mission for University Hospitals is “To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.” We accomplish the last aspect of this vision by engaging in research that fosters scientifically-based, compassionately delivered clinical care employing the latest advanced techniques and technology..
What We Do
The Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy provides comprehensive care for patients with diseases of the vascular system to reduce morbidity and mortality from these diseases and improve their quality of life. We do this through education, research and scientifically-based, compassionately delivered clinical care employing the latest advanced techniques and technology. More than half of our procedures are now exclusively or partially catheter-based and minimally invasive. This has greatly broadened the scope of our clinical activities and is reflected in the name Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.
As one of the Divisions within the Department of Surgery, we participate fully in its academic and educational programs. The Division is also an integral component of the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC), working closely with colleagues from cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery and radiology to create system-wide integration and improvements in cardiovascular care. Vascular medicine focuses on the non-surgical and non-interventional management of a wide variety of vascular disorders including wound care, lymphedema, arteriovascular risk factor modification and clinical thrombosis.
Our faculty members are physicians who provide inpatient services to the following University Hospitals Centers:
- University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
- University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
- University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center
- University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
- University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Outpatient clinical practice occurs at multiple suburban Cleveland locations including:
- University Hospitals University Suburban Health Center
- University Hospitals Chagrin Highlands Health Center
- University Hospitals Twinsburg Health Center
- University Hospitals Concord Health Center
- University Hospitals Westlake Health Center
- University Hospitals Mentor Health Center
The Division has two nurses, a nurse practitioner, a clinical research coordinator, secretaries, and a billing and coding specialist to help provide expert and timely communication and care. As the Vascular Center of the Heart and Vascular Institute, we also are responsible for the Vascular Diagnostic Center, where more than 10,000 noninvasive vascular examinations are performed annually.
The Division supports highly successful and competitive Accreditation Council for Graduate Education (ACGME)-approved training programs. The Fellowship in Vascular Surgery is a two-year program and is approved for one fellow each year leading to certification in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. This has been in place since 1991. We also have an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency (0+5) program which began in 2012. Both of these training programs recently underwent review by the ACGME and have been successfully accredited for another 10-year cycle. In addition, we actively participate in the education of general surgery residents and medical students from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.