My research interests have been focused on carotid stenosis, thoracic aortic disease, lower extremity ischemia, vena cava filter, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. I have led many pivotal trials that have established improved treatments for patients suffering from these problems. Subsequently, I have been deeply involved in the training of physicians-in-practice on how to optimally use these novel therapies. Recently, I have focused my efforts on studying and improving the team care of patients who require anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
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My research interests are centered on less invasive treatment of vascular disease. I have led federal and industry funded randomized clinical trials for evaluating medical and device treatment of aortic aneurysm. I have a core imaging laboratory with funding since 1998. i have mentored over 35 undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty, over 70% of whom are members of underrepresented groups, and have been PI of a Vascular Research T32. I have published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and edited ten books.