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Luis A. Sanchez, MD, FACS

  • Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery
  • Gregorio A. Sicard Distinguished Professor of Vascular Surgery

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1987

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 1992

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 1994

Board Certifications

Vascular Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

2017: Listed in Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sanchez specializes in vascular surgery and endovascular surgery. His areas of clinical interest include less invasive techniques for the treatment of arterial occlusive and aneurysmal disease and arterial access (these techniques include endovascular grafts for thoracic and abdominal aortic lesions, bypass grafting and recanalization techniques for occluded arteries).

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart and Vascular Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7408
Fax: (314) 362-7363

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Professional Building 1
1040 N. Mason Rd
Suite 120
Creve Coeur, MO
(314) 362-7408

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Vascular Surgery
Campus Box 8109
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7408

Selected Publications

Jim J, Sanchez LA. Abdominal aortic aneurysms: Endovascular repair. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 2010;77:238-249.

Jim J, Sanchez LA, Sicard GA, Curci JA, Choi ET, Geraghty PJ, Flye MW, Rubin BG. Acceptable risk but small benefit of endovascular aneurysm repair in nonagenarians. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010;24:441-446.

Thomas BG, Sanchez LA, Geraghty PJ, Rubin BG, Money SR, Sicard GA. A comparative analysis of the outcomes of aortic cuffs and converters for endovascular graft migration. J Vasc Surg. 2010;51(6):1373-1380.

Turnbull I, Criado F, Sanchez L, Sadek M, Malik R, Ellozy S, Marin M, Faires P. Five-year results for the Talent enhanced Low Profile System abdominal stent graft pivotal trial including early and long-term safety and efficacy. J. Vasc Surg. 2010;51(3):537-544.

Sanchez LA, Illig K, Levy M, Jaff M, Trachiotis G, Shanley C, Irwin E, Rossing M, Kieval R. Implantable carotid sinus stimulator for the treatment of resistant hypertension: Local effects on carotid artery morphology. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010;24(2):179-184.

Thomas B, Sanchez LA. Proximal migration and endoleak: impact of endograft design and deployment techniques. Semin Vasc Surg. 2009;22(3):201-206.

Fajardo A, Sanchez LA, Raman K, Jim J, Sicard G. Uso de prótesis TX2 torácica en el reparo de aneurismas aórticos abdominals. Técnicas Endovasculares. 2009;12:3047-3050.

Zierer A, Sanchez LA, Moon MR. Combined open proximal and stent-graft distal repair for distal arch aneurysms: An alternative total debranching. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;88(1):307-309.

Lyden SP, Sanchez LA. Commentary on fenestrated grafts or debranching procedures for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2009;21(1):19-20.

Wilderman M, Sanchez LA. Fenestrated grafts or debranching procedures for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2009;21:(1):13-18.

Wilderman M, Geraghty PJ, Sanchez LA. The Talent Graft – A look at the Talent Abdominal Stent Graft, the Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System, and the VITALITY Trial. Supplement to Endovascular Today, October 2008.

Hackman AE, Rubin BG, Sanchez LA, Geraghty PA, Thompson RW, Curci, JA. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of doxycycline after endoluminal aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2008;48(3):519-526.

Sanchez, LA, Commentary on kissing stent reconstruction of the aortoiliac bifurcation. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2008;20(1):61-62.

Curi MA, Geraghty PJ, Merino OA, Rubin BG, Sanchez LA, Choi ET, Curci JA, Flye MW, Thompson RW, Sicard GA. Mid-term outcomes of endovascular popliteal artery aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg March. 2007;45(3):505-510.

Veeraswamy RK, Rubin BG, Sanchez LA, Curi MA, Geraghty PJ, Parodi JC, Sicard GA. Complications of carotid artery stenting are largely preventable: A retrospective error analysis. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2007 Dec;19(4):403-408.

Pub Med page for Luis Sanchez, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Sanchez LA, Veith FJ, Ohki T. Iliac and popliteal aneurysms. In: Moore WS (ed.). Endovascular Surgery. 3rd edition. Philadelphia: W.B.Saunders Co.; Chapter 49.

Sanchez LA, Veith FJ. Balloon Angioplasty in the Management of Failing Infrainguinal Bypass Grafts. In: Ernst CB, Stanley JC (eds.). Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery. Fourth edition. Philadelphia: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2001:509-512.

Veith FS, Quintos II RT, Ascher E, Sanchez LA. Secondary Arterial Reconstructions in the Lower Extremity. In: Rutherford RB (ed.). Vascular Surgery. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: W.B.Saunders Co.; 2000:1025-1035.