2017 Endovascular Therapies


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Ioana Antonescu, MD
Surgery Resident, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina
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Harendra Arora, MBBS
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Section Head of Vascular and Transplant Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, UNC School of Medicine
Dr. Harendra Arora is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Section Head of Vascular and Transplant Anesthesia. He also serves as the Program Director for the Anesthesiology residency. Dr. Arora attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, and completed a General Surgery residency at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India. He then completed residency training in Anesthesiology and fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Arora has served as an investigator on a number of highly successful investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored studies. For example, he currently serves as the site Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a drug in preventing post-operative delirium in elderly patients. He also serves as a co-investigator on an international clinical trial evaluating the effect of perioperative medications on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after non-cardiac surgery. In performing this trial, UNC has ranked 2nd in domestic enrollment and in the top 5 internationally among 106 recruiting sites. Dr. Arora has received a number of honors and awards during his career, including the Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award and the Golden Apple Award for teaching from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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Jennifer Belgum, NP
Nurse Practioner, UNC School of Medicine
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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.


  • 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


  • General Surgery - Board Certified, 1997, 2006
  • Vascular Surgery - Board Certified, 1999, 2007
  • Medical Examiner - 1991
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Corey Kalbaugh, PhD
Assistant Professor, UNC Division of Vascular Surgery
Peripheral Artery Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Administrative Claims Data, Surgical Outcomes

PhD: Epidemiology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
MS: Bioengineering – Clemson University, Clemson, SC
MA: Medicine, Health and Society - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
BS: Ceramic Engineering – Clemson University, Clemson, SC
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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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Nigel Key, MB, ChB, FRCP
Director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, UNC School of Medicine
Principal Investigator
Dr. Key is the Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Chief of the Section of Classical Hematology, and the Director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. He is also co-Director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis research program in the McAllister Heart Institute.

Dr. Key received his medical degree from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Manchester Medical School. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine and hematology in the United Kingdom. Following 15 years on the Hematology/Oncology faculty at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Key was recruited to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.
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Melina Kibbe, MD
Zach D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, UNC Department of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery

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

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

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
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.
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Huey McDaniel, MD, FACS
Vascular Surgeon, Coastal Vascular & Interventional, PLLC, FLorida
Huey B. McDaniel, M.D. graduated from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his general surgery internship and residency in 2000 from Indiana University Medical Center. In 2002, Dr. McDaniel concluded a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2002, he began his service as a tactical physician with the Jackson-Hinds SWAT team and in 2003 as a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force Reserves.

In 2001, Dr. McDaniel became board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery and achieved board certification in vascular surgery in 2003. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. He is a member of numerous professional societies including Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons, Southern Association of Vascular Surgeons, Mississippi State Medical Association, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, National Tactical Officers Association, American Medical Association, Aerospace Medical Association, Womack Surgical Society and Tinsley R. Harrison Society.

Dr. McDaniel has a strong clinical research and teaching background with a dedication to developing new medical technologies to improve clinical cardiovascular outcomes. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive vascular surgery and a history of multispecialty collaboration. He has numerous published articles in prominent medical journals including Journal of Vascular Surgery, James D. Hardy Surgical Forum, American Journal of Human Genetics and Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology.

Dr. McDaniel is a proud husband and loving father.
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Katharine McGinigle, MD MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, UNC

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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Luigi Pascarella, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina

Fellow – Vascular Surgery, Duke
Residency – General Surgery, Duke
Residency – Vascular Surgery, University of Parma
Diploma of Degree Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples
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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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Vincent Santo, MD
Vascular Surgeon, Providence Medical Group
Human medicine is the most fascinating and intimate profession I can imagine which is why I chose to pursue it. I chose vascular surgery because it is fun, challenging and evolving so rapidly.
Helping people understand their disease and helping support them through difficult times is my most important role as a medical provider. I especially enjoy earning the trust of patients and families and seeing people get better.
I believe in honest and compassionate care that is often best delivered by listening to patients rather than talking to them. I also take pride in advocating for patients that at times have lacked a consistent, positive relationship within our health care system.
Patients should expect me to be an approachable, honest surgeon who takes his responsibility to care for them very seriously. I always strive for a safe, well thought-out, individualized treatment plan that we make together. Ultimately, I hope to create a long-lasting relationship with our team so that we can take care of a patient's life-long vascular health needs.
I was born and raised in New York along with my five siblings. After a life spent in the Northeast, I was fortunate to discover the Pacific Northwest during training. My wife, son and dog are thrilled to be back in Portland to continue enjoying all the Northwest has to offer.
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Frank Veith, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, 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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