Vascular surgeon Patrick Geraghty, MD, performs an endovascular procedure.The Vascular Surgery Service at Washington University was started in 1983 – the first year that the American Board of Surgery certification in vascular surgery became available. Under the leadership of Gregorio A. Sicard, MD, the service grew from performing fewer than 300 procedures annually to about 2,500 procedures in 2011. Today, the Section of Vascular Surgery is led by Luis A. Sanchez, MD, and remains one of the most well-respected vascular surgery practices in the United States.
In addition to providing advanced vascular patient care, Washington University vascular surgeons provide clinical training in vascular surgery through an ACGME*-accredited fellowship program. Numerous general surgery residents also rotate on the service. There are also research efforts in basic science, translational research, clinical outcomes and novel device trials led by members of the section.
Please browse our website to learn more about patient care, teaching and research programs in the Section of Vascular Surgery.
*Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education