Research

We are continually examining our clinical outcomes and looking for ways that our experience can contribute to medical knowledge and the advancement of the care of patients with vascular disease.

The Department of Surgery has a rich history of research with fundamental discoveries in basic, translational and clinical sciences that have shaped the practice of surgery and medicine regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

Vascular Surgery participates in several landmark clinical research trials supported by industry and the National Institutes of Health. These projects focus on aortic and acute limb pathologies and investigate emerging device technologies and vascular/endovascular techniques.

Vascular Surgery participates in the SVS-PSO Vascular Quality Initiative, a national registry of vascular surgical outcome data used for both quality and vascular surgical outcomes. Tracked procedures include carotid endarterectomy and stent placement, infra-inguinal bypass and peripheral vascular interventions, and open and endovascular aortic repairs, along with thoracic aortic/ complex endovascular aneurysm repairs.

The Vascular Surgery faculty also participates in the Surgical Outcomes and Applied Research initiative (SOAR), a collaboration between the Department of Surgery and the Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). Please visit the SOAR website for more information.

Vascular Surgery utilizes the research services of the Colorado Prevention Center (CPC), an academically led clinical research organization which has responded to the demands of a fast-paced clinical research industry and competitive market for over two decades. The CPC offers full-service clinical trial design, oversight, and management with rapid access to key opinion leaders in a variety of therapeutic areas. These individuals are on the cutting edge of scientific, clinical and regulatory developments. Many of CPC's leadership team have chaired and/or served on FDA advisory committees.

The Division of Vascular Surgery also devotes its research efforts to clinical and outcomes research through multidisciplinary collaborations with the Departments of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine, Interventional Radiology, and Bioengineering. There are numerous opportunities for the vascular surgery fellow and surgical residents to participate in research. With all of the medical sciences concentrated on the Anschutz Medical Campus, collaboration between scientists and physician scientists is nearly effortless.

For questions, please contact Darci Adams, Business Services Program Director, at (303) 724-2697.

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