2017 Endovascular Therapies

Speakers

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Charles Burke, MD
Professor of Radiology Div Chief & Fellowship Program Director, Vascular Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, UNC
Dr. Burke trained as a Department resident from 1997-2001, serving as Chief Resident from 1999-2000. He completed a Vascular-Interventional Radiology fellowship in the department in 2002. Apart from spending 2005-2006 in private practice in his home state of Arkansas, Dr. Burke, has worked as an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Department since completing his fellowship. In 2003, 2006 and 2007, Dr. Burke was named "America's Top Radiologist" by Consumers Research Council of America. He received the Department's Charles A. Bream Teaching Award (selected by residents) in 2004. He currently serves as the Department's Chief of Vascular-Interventional Radiology and Vice Chair of Interventional Service, as well as an applicant interviewer for the UNC School of Medicine.
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Thomas Caranosos, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Adult Cardiac, UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Jason Crowner, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UNC Division of Vascular Surgery
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Mark Farber, MD
Director, UNC Aortic Disease Ctr, Vascular Surgery Program Director, Prof of Surgery & Radiology, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina
Dr. Mark Farber is a vascular surgery doctor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospitals. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

EDUCATION

  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of North Carolina
  • MD: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • General Surgery - Board Certified, 1997, 2006
  • Vascular Surgery - Board Certified, 1999, 2007
  • Medical Examiner - 1991
Websites:
UNC Directory
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Howard Kashefsky, DPM
Podiatric Medicine, University Of North Carolina Wound Healing & Podiatry Center
Dr. Kashefsky works in Chapel Hill, NC and specializes in Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Kashefsky is affiliated with Chatham Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital and Rex Hospital.
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Blair Keagy, MD
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University Of North Carolina Wound Healing & Podiatry Center
Dr. Keagy works in Chapel Hill, NC and specializes in General Practice. Dr. Keagy is affiliated with Chatham Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital and Rex Hospital.
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Melina Kibbe, MD
Zach D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, UNC Department of Surgery
TITLES
Chair, Department of Surgery

SPECIALTIES
Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Apoptosis, Cardiovascular Diseases, Circulation, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism. Surgical Research.

EDUCATION
MD: University of Chicago (1994)
Residency: Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr. (2002)
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2003)

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
General Surgery
Vascular Surgery
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Martyn Knowles, MD, RPVI
Vascular Surgeon, Vascular Surgery, Vein Care & Vascular-Interventional Radiology, REX UNC Health Care
Websites:
Rex Health Care
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William Marston, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery Professor, Department of Surgery, UNC Division of Vascular Surgery
Dr. Marston is currently the George Johnson Jr Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Dr Marston is a graduate of Harvard University and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a general surgical residency and fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. His research interests include the diagnosis and management of chronic venous insufficiency, the treatment of critical limb ischemia, and advanced therapies for healing chronic wounds. He has been a clinical investigator on over 50 clinical trials in the areas listed above, both on the local and national level and has experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials at all levels of the approval process. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and on the Executive Council of the American Venous Forum.
Websites:
UNC Faculty
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Katharine McGinigle, MD MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, UNC
EDUCATION

Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University
General Surgery Internship and Residency, University of North Carolina
MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Master of Public Health in Public Health Leadership, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
BS, Tufts University, Medford, MA
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Robert McLafferty, MD
Chief of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Health Care System Professor of Surgery, Div of Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
Chief of Surgery, VA Medical Center, Portland, OR

Robert B. McLafferty, MD did his undergraduate studies in Biology at Boston College. He then attended the University of Vermont, School of Medicine and from there went to Oregon Health and Sciences University to complete a residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Vascular Surgery. He joined the faculty in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois where he participated in a robust academic surgery practice for 15 years. Currently he is the Chief of Surgery for the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is a Past-President of the American Venous Forum, Vascular Disease Foundation, and the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery.
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Marc Passman, MD
Professor Vice-Chair, Clinical Research, UAB School of Medicine
Dr. Marc A. Passman is a professor of surgery and currently serves as the vice chair for clinical research and the director of the UAB Vein Program and UAB Vein Center. Dr. Passman is a board-certified specialist in vascular surgery, practicing the full scope of vascular and endovascular surgery.

A native of Hartford, Conn., Dr. Passman received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1987 and medical degree at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. in 1991. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997, and vascular fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. Dr. Passman was on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., as an assistant professor of surgery from 1999 to 2006. He joined the faculty at UAB in 2006 as an associate professor, rising to the rank of professor in 2011.

Dr. Passman is a nationally recognized leader in vascular disease. He has authored over 100 journal articles, chapters, and scientific abstracts, with numerous presentations at national meetings. He has co-authored evidenced based guidelines for the management of vascular disease. Dr. Passman has current leadership roles in the American Venous Forum, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Society for Vascular Surgery, and Board of Directors - Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)-Vein. Dr. Passman is the editor in chief, Yearbook of Vascular Surgery, is on the editorial board for Journal of Vascular Surgery and Annals of Vascular Surgery, and participates as a peer-reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Passman has participated in vascular surgery education at the national level and has mentored numerous fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates.
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Benjamin Pearce, MD
Associate Professor Program Director Vascular Integrated Residency and Fellowship Programs, UAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Dr. Pearce graduated from Duke University with a degree in biology and attended medical school at the University of Texas. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was recognized during his clinical medicine rotation as the most outstanding student in his class. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals where he was awarded the Gold Foundation in Humanism award twice and was a Robert Baker Golden Apple Teaching Award winner. Dr. Pearce was honored to be the administrative chief resident for his class.

He then completed the vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, after which he was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas for three years. He returned UAB as a faculty member in 2013.
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Geoffrey Risley, MD, FACS
Medical Director, The Jacksonville Vein Center, FL
Geoffrey Risley, MD, FACS is a board-certified Vascular Surgeon with expertise in open and endovascular management of all aspects of arterial and venous disease. He regularly trains other physicians nation-wide in new Endovascular techniques and lectures frequently on both arterial and venous disease. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and he completed his Vascular Surgical Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additional post-graduate training in vein care was obtained at the side of his first partner, Dr. John Bergan, one of the founding fathers of modern vein care in San Diego, California. In 2003, he joined the physicians of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates and serves as the President of the Florida Vascular Society, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at St. Vincent’s-Southside, Medical Director of the St. Vincent’s-Riverside Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine and the Medical Director of the Vascular Access Center of Jacksonville.
Dr. Risley is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Florida Vascular Society, the Jacksonville Vascular Society, the American Venous Forum and the American College of Phlebology. He is doubly board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is also certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).
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Frank Veith, MD
Vascular Surgeon, NYU Langone Medical Center
Dr. Veith graduated from Cornell and completed his residency at the Brigham and Harvard. In the 1970s and 1980s, he performed pioneering work in lung transplantation while his clinical interest involved Vascular Surgery focusing on limb revascularizations and an aggressive approach to saving threatened limbs when most patients with this problem underwent amputation. In the late 1980s, Dr. Veith became involved with endovascular treatments. His group performed the first US EVAR and the first EVAR for a ruptured AAA. Dr.Veith has been a leading advocate for the recognition of Vascular Surgery as a separate, distinct specialty. He is now Professor of Surgery at NYU and the Cleveland Clinic and leads the largest Vascular meeting held annually in New York City.
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