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 Programs Interested in Hosting International Scholars

Program: Baylor University Medical Center
Contact Information: Greg Pearl, MD; 621 N Hall St., Dallas, TX 75226; gregp@baylorhealth.edu; (214) 821-9600
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Endovascular therapies, thoracic outlet syndrome, lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, cerebrovascular disease, complex aortic disease
Ongoing Research Activities: Thoracic outlet outcomes, stem cell therapies, endovascular devices
Preferred Program Length: Flexible

Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Contact Information: Palma Shaw, MD; (857) 307-1920; pshaw1@partners.org
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Group does a broad spectrum of procedures including aortic repair, limb salvage, and endovascular therapies.
Ongoing Research Activities: Basic science, outcomes research, and clinical trials
Preferred Program Length: 4 weeks

Program: Case Western Reserve University
Contact Information: John Blebea, MD; john.blebea@UHhospitals.org
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Open and endovascular interventions
Ongoing Research Activities: Ultrasound imaging/implantable flow sensors 
Preferred Program Length: Any

Program
: Cleveland Clinic
Contact Information: Daniel Clair, MD; claird@ccf.org
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Complex aortic reconstruction (open and endovascular), critical limb ischemia
Ongoing Research Activities: Endovascular aneurysm grafts, branched and fenestrated grafts, lower extremity interventional trials.  Overall, more than 35 ongoing trials. 
Preferred Program Length: Flexible

Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Contact Information: James Black, MD; jhblack@jhmi.edu
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise:  Aortic aneurysm and dissection
Ongoing Research Activities: Connective tissue disorders 
Preferred Program Length: 3 weeks

Program: Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
Contact Information: (507) 255-7062 
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Complex open aortic reconstruction, advanced endovascular interventions, renovascular disease, open and endovascular venous interventions
Ongoing Research Activities: Ruptured AAA, fenestrated and branched endografts, multiple others
Preferred Program Length: Variable

Program: Oregon Health & Science University
Contact Information: Erica Mitchell, MD; mitcheer@ohsu.edu
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: All
Ongoing Research Activities: Clinical and educational research
Preferred Program Length: Up to 3 Months

Program: Pennsylvania Hospital
Contact Information: Keith Calligaro, MD; kcalligaro@aol.com 
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: All, especially endovascular
Ongoing Research Activities: DU surveillance of EVAR
Preferred Program Length: 1-2 weeks, possibly 1 month

Program: Stony Brook University Medical Center
Contact Information: Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD; apostolos.tassiopoulos@stonybrook.edu
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Venous disease, peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysm
Ongoing Research Activities: Venous thromboembolism, aortic rupture
Preferred Program Length: 2-4 weeks

Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Contact Information: Sherry Steppling; stepplingsw@upmc.edu
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: All
Preferred Program Length: Flexible

Program: University of Utah
Contact Information: Larry Kraiss, MD; larry.kraiss@hsc.utah.edu
Areas of Clinical Interest and Expertise: Broad
Ongoing Research Activities: Dialysis access, venous, basic science 
Preferred Program Length: Days (less than a week)

Posted May 2011

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