Dr Cherrie Abraham has recently moved to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, from McGill University in Montreal and is settling in to his new position as Director of the Aortic Center at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at OHSU. Dr. Abraham is a global key opinion leader in Advanced Aortic Endovascular Surgery. In 2009, he performed the world’s first total endovascular treatment of an aortic arch aneurysm with a branched arch stent graft.
His clinical research interests include improving outcomes for patients requiring endovascular aneurysm repair, and studying ways to decrease spinal cord ischemia risk in complex endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair.
Associate Professor Bismuth received his medical degree from Copenhagen University in Copenhagen, Denmark and completed his surgical residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Subsequently, he completed his Vascular Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Dr Bismuth is the recipient of a Society for Vascular Surgery grant and is a national PI for two major clinical trials in the US. He is also the recipient of the Dyer Fellowship Award to support his research in vascular surgery robotics, and imaging and computational fluid dynamics.
Dr Bismuth comes to us to share his knowledge and expertise in the areas of complex/junctional aortic aneurysm management, iliac and infrainguinal occlusive disease. He is heavily involved in the training of US Vascular and Endovascular surgeons and will provide insight into their programs and ideas. He has collaborated with industry to bring ideas to life and will guide us on how we can all collaborate further with industry to improve outcomes for patients.
Dr Bismuth is a very exciting addition to the ANZSVS 2019 program with much to offer the society.
Appointed Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Director of Trauma Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast in 1995 he stepped down as Trauma Director in 2012 to become Clinical Director of the regional vascular unit in Belfast following the reconfiguration of vascular services in Northern Ireland .The unit serves a population of 1.8 million and is the highest volume centre in the UK for AAA, Carotid and lower limb revascularisation procedures.
He currently undertakes all index vascular cases but has a special interest in carotid body tumours and lower limb revascularisation.
In 2014/15 he was elected President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and is currently chair of the Professional Standards Committee of VSGBI.
He has been actively involved in the reconfiguration of vascular services throughout the UK and Ireland and has chaired a number of professional and service reviews on behalf of VSGBI and the Royal College of Surgeons London.
Reconfiguration of vascular services can be problematic for a variety of reasons and significant lessons have been learned by all concerned in this process of moving towards a smaller number of high volume arterial centres.
Dr. Coleman is a faculty member within the Section of Vascular Surgery where she holds the position of Program Director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship. She graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a B.S. in Biology and earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2010 during which time she received a NIH T32 grant to focus on DNA damage responses in pancreatic tumorgenesis, the efforts of which were awarded with a traveling fellowship from the Society of University Surgeons and multiple institutional research awards. She went on to complete a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at the same institution in 2012. She holds several national vascular and surgical societal committee appointments and has received the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center’s McKay Heart of Champions Award (2014) and the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society’s Young Faculty Research Award (2014).
Dr. Han holds the title of Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Han maintains an active practice, focusing on complex aortic pathologies at Keck Hospital of USC, where he directs the USC Comprehensive Aortic Center. Dr. Han completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated with magna cum laude honors in 2000. He obtained his M.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he was awarded a membership of Alpha Omega Alpha honors society as a third-year medical student. He completed general surgery training at our own University of Southern California, where he was voted the most outstanding chief resident by the faculty in 2012. During residency, he also obtained a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC. Dr. Han went on to complete vascular surgery fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco in and rejoined USC as faculty in 2014.
Miguel Montero-Baker, M.D. is an associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy in Houston, Texas specializing in Diabetic Foot Amputation Prevention and Limb Salvage. Dr Montero-Baker graduated with honours both from medical school and his residency in Vascular Surgery at the University of Costa Rica. After his residency training, he was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to further pursue his interest in interventional therapies in Leipzig, Germany and completed a peripheral vascular ultrasound fellowship, as well as an advanced peripheral endovascular interventions fellowship. Driven by his passion for research and development of new diagnostic techniques for ischemic limbs, Dr Montero-Baker completed an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency at the University of Arizona and went on to join the faculty as an assistant professor.
Dr Montero-Baker is author of numerous journal publications, has co-authored several textbook chapters and is a well-recognized opinion leader for the Latin American medical community. Dr Montero-Baker’s main clinical interests are critical limb ischemia, implantable micro-technology and endovascular carotid disease management.
He is an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society of Endovascular Surgeons, Endovascular Surgeons of Latin America and the Latin America Society of Vascular Surgeons.
Dr. Rhee is an international leader in the treatment of complex aortic diseases. He has extensive experience in both direct surgical and endovascular management of complex abdominal, thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections. He has been involved with and has led significant vascular device trials since 1995 and continues to bring “state of the art” technologies to his patients by offering the latest minimally invasive treatment options not generally offered at most local hospitals, including: fenestrated and branched graft aortic endovascular repair. He is the director of the Maimonides Medical Center Aortic Center.
His major areas of treatment expertise include:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) Acute and chronic aortic dissections Carotid artery stenosis and stroke Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
Dr. Rhee has published over 100 articles in leading journals and textbooks on the topic of vascular disease. He has lectured in over a dozen countries, while serving on and leading various national committees in the Society for Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. He serves as both the institutional and national lead investigator of several clinical research trials.
Dr Ullery received his medical education at Cornell University followed by general surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania and vascular surgery fellowship training at Stanford University. He serves as a clinical lead and active clinical researcher at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute in Portland, which represents the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. His clinical and academic interest involves management of complex thoracic and abdominal aortic pathologies, as well as critical limb ischemia/limb salvage. In addition, Dr. Ullery holds the title of Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford University and serves as an active contributor to Stanford’s Vascular Intervention Biomechanics and Engineering (VIBE) laboratory. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and serves as a reviewer or editorial member for multiple surgical journals, including Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, and Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. He has served as institutional principal investigator on multiple aortic and peripheral clinical research trials.