The research activities of the division of vascular surgery are strong and range from basic scientific research to clinical research:

  • Multicenter Evaluation of the Utility of Preview Treatment Planning Software for Evaluating Occlusive Carotid Artery Disease and Treatment Options
  • A Study of Incidental Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Emboli in the Morbidly Obese
  • A Non-randomized, Prospective Study of IVC Filter Retrieval Out to 12 Weeks without Interim Filter Manipulation Utiliaing the Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter
  • The role of bone marrow-derived progenitor stem cells to new vessel formation and wound healing
  • The role of hyperbaric oxygen in mobilization of adult bone marrow-derived stem cells and wound healing
  • The arterial response to injury: Molecular mechanisms in transgenic mice •Gene transfer and the arterial wall response to injury in the rat
  • Vein graft adaption: The role of the plasminogen activator system
  • Gene therapy for control of vein graft intimal hyperplasia
  • Gene therapy for induction of vein allograft tolerance
  • Autocrine bFGF signaling and response to vascular injury
  • Application of magnetic resonance angiography to vascular surgery
  • Cost effectiveness of vascular surgical care
  • Risk stratification and minimization for patients undergoing vascular surgery
  • Thrombolysis for ischemia
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Endovascular Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm stent graft repair, including fenestrated designs.
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  • Heat shock proteins and intimal hyperplasia
  • Magnetic resonance microscopy for vessel wall structure characterizatio
  • Modalities for eliminating homologous blood transfusions in vascular surgery
  • Fresh human saphenous vein allografts combined with immunosuppression for lower extremity limb-threatening ischemia
  • Angiogenesis
  • Evaluation of newer thrombolytic agents and cultured allogenic skin equivalents to promote wound healing

Vascular residents are encouraged to participate in these activities, or to develop projects based on their own interests.