Physician’s Profile

Richard W. Schutzer, MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Vascular Surgery
Expertise: 
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Arterial Blockage
Carotid Artery Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Phlebitis
Renal Artery Angioplasty
Renal Artery Blockage
Thromboembolic Disorders
Vein Problems
Vein Treatment
About: 

After performing his residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. Schutzer completed a vascular fellowship and training in advanced endovascular techniques at Cleveland Clinic. During his nine years at North Shore/LIJ, he performed more than 600 cases per year with a notably low complication rate. A co-author of more than 30 publications, he lectures widely and currently serves as an editor for the International Journal of Angiology.

Publications: 
Schutzer R. Mycotic thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm in a hostile thorax: An endovascular approach. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2015.
Schutzer R. Optimizing SVC Occlusion Interventions: 2 Unusual Case Reports. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2015
Schutzer R. Radial artery access for fistula interventions. Is it preferable? Eastern Vascular Surgery. September 2013.
Schutzer R. Arteriovenous Fistula In The Setting Of Central Venous Occlusion. Is It An Absolute Contraindication? Eastern Vascular Surgery. September 2012.
Schutzer R. Atherectomy for Radial Artery Calcification (ARC) in Dialysis Access. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2012
Schutzer R. Preliminary Evaluation of an Orbital Atherectomy Device in the Iliac Arteries. A Promising Alternative. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2011.
Aftab M, Gupta R, Kamath V, Manetta F, Schutzer R, Bank M, Nicastro J, Rosca M, Hartman A, Krishnasastry K. Should Endovascular Stent Grafting Be the Standard of Care in Multi-Trauma Patients with Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury (BTAI)? To be presented. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2011.
Peralta S, Li X, Calderin J, Krishnasastry K, Schutzer R. Management of Inadvertent Iatrogenic Subclavian Artery Injury with an Extravascular Bio-inert sealant. Eastern Vascular Society. September 2010.
Peralta S, Li X, Schutzer R, Khrishnasastry K. Hybrid Repair of Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms: Is it an Alternative to Open Repair or Fenestrated Graft Repairs? Eastern Vascular Society. September 2010.
Peralta S, Li X, Schutzer R, Rosca M, Kissin M, Krishnasastry K. Should the Vascular Surgeon Continue Performing Temporal Artery Biopsies? Eastern Vascular Society. September 2010.
Schutzer R. Atheterectomy of the Iliac Arteries. Is it the Treatment of Choice. International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy. January 2010.
DeMarco, Santini, Calderin, Qin, Schutzer, Krishnasastry. Routine Shunting in Carotid Endarterectomy: Reducing Costs But Not Outcome. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2009.
Qin F, Davila-Santini L, Dayal R, Pulipati R, Schutzer R, Krishnasastry K. Early Postoperative Surveillance of EVAR and Endoleak Prediction Using Intrasac Pressure Monitoring. Society for Vascular Surgery. June 2008.
Schutzer R. Cutting Balloon for Peripheral Arterial and Venous Lesions: Value and Limitations. Presented at the VEITH symposium. November 2005.
Schutzer R. Intracranial interventions for the Vascular Surgeon. Presented at the Society for Vascular Surgery. June 2005.
Schutzer R. Update on Ultrasound-Guided Thrombin Injection for False Aneurysms. Presented at the Eastern Vascular Surgery. May 2003.
Schutzer R. Lipid Metabolism and Therapy for Non Cardiac Arterial Disease. Presented at the Symposium on Recent Advances in the Treatment of Vascular Disease. March 2003.
Ascher E, Hingorani A, Schutzer R, Kallakuri S, Hou A, Yorkovich W, Jacob T, Salles-Cunha S, Markevich N. Prospective Evaluation of Combined Upper and Lower Extremity DVT. Poster at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2003.
Ascher E, Hingorani A, Schutzer R, Kallakuri S, Hou A, Yorkovich W, Jacob T, Salles-Cunha S, Markevich N. Combined Axillary and Interscalene Block-A Preferred Technique for Creation of Upper Extremity Arteriovenous Fistulae. Poster at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2003.
Schutzer R, Hingorani A, Ascher E, Markevich N, Kallakuri S, Hou A, Yorkovich W. MRA vs Duplex Arteriography for Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Revascularization: Which is the Best Replacement for Contrast Arteriography? Presented at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2003.
Schutzer R. What the Vascular Surgeon Should Know About Lipid Management. Presented at the Pan-American Congress on Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. November 2002.
Schutzer R. Intraoperative Carotid Duplex Scan: Lessons Learned from 475 Consecutive Endarterectomies in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients. Presented at the New York Society of Vascular Surgery. April 2002.
Jacob T, Schutzer R, Hingorani A, Ascher E. Examination of the Apoptotic Pathway & Proteolysis in the Pathogenesis of Popliteal Artery Aneurysms. Presented at the Association of Academic Surgeons. November 2001.
Schutzer R, Hingorani A, Ascher E, Kallakuri S. Early Transposition of the Sartorius Muscle for Exposed Patent Infrainguinal Bypass Grafts. Presented at the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. September 2001.
Schutzer RW, Gabriel YA, Hardy K, Xia S, and Tilson MD. Localization of Fibrillin in Aortic Adventitia. Presented at the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. September 1999
Schutzer R. Atherectomy for Radial Artery Calcification (ARC) in Dialysis Access. In preparation.
Schutzer R. Arteriovenous Fistula In The Setting Of Central Venous Occlusion. Is It An Absolute Contraindication? In review.
Chang J, Chang R, Panetta T, Schutzer R, Kissin M, Hacker R, Chawla A. “Hemodialysis Access,” in Endovascular Interventions: A Case-Based Approach. Dieter R, Dieter R, Dieter R, Eds. New York. Springer Publishing, 2014. pp 953-978.
Schutzer R. Radial artery access for fistula interventions. Is it preferable? In review.
Schutzer R. Arteriovenous Fistula In The Setting Of Central Venous Occlusion. Is It An Absolute Contraindication? In review.
Schutzer R. Atherectomy for Radial Artery Calcification (ARC) in Dialysis Access. In review.
Schutzer R. Preliminary Evaluation of an Orbital Atherectomy Device in the Iliac Arteries. A Promising Alternative. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. March 2011.
Hacker R, De Marco Garcia LP, Siegel D, Kissin M, Schutzer R, Chang JB. Nonresective repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 May; 25(4): 558.e1-4.
Ascher E, Marks NA, Hingorani AP, Schutzer RW, Mutyala M. Duplex-guided endovascular treatment for occlusive and stenotic lesions of the femoral-popliteal arterial segment: A comparative study in the first 253 cases. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Dec;44(6):1230-7.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Marks N, Schutzer RW, Mutyala M, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. Morbidity and mortality associated with brachial vein thrombosis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2006 May;20(3):297-300.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Marks N, Schutzer RW, Mutyala M, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Brachial Vein Thrombosis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2006 Apr 26
Hingorani AP, Ascher E, Markevich N, Schutzer RW, Kallakuri S, Mutyala M, Nahata S, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. Prospective evaluation of combined upper and lower extremity DVT. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):131-4.
Kallakuri S, Ascher E, Hingorani A, Markevich N, Schutzer R, Hou A, Nahata S, Jacob T, Yorkovich W. Impact of duplex arteriography in the evaluation of acute lower limb ischemia from thrombosed popliteal aneurysms. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):23-5.
Hingorani AP, Ascher E, Gupta P, Alam S, Marks N, Schutzer RW, Multyala M, Shiferson A, Yorkovich W, Jacob T, Salles-Cunha S. Regional anesthesia: preferred technique for venodilatation in the creation of upper extremity arteriovenous fistulae. Vascular. 2006 Jan-Feb;14(1):23-6.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Marks N, Schutzer R, Mutyala M, Nahata S, Yorkovich W, Kucherina A, Jacob T. A 10-year experience with complementary distal arteriovenous fistula and deep vein interposition for infrapopliteal prosthetic bypasses. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2005 Sep-Oct; 39(5): 401-9.
Salles-Cunha SX, Ascher E, Hingorani AP, Markevich N, Schutzer RW, Kallakuri S, Yorkovich W, Hou A. Effect of ultrasonography in the assessment of carotid artery stenosis. Vascular. 2005 Jan-Feb;13(1):28-33.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Markevich N, Yorkovich W, Schutzer R, Mutyala M, Nahata S, Jacob T. Risk factors for mortality in patients with upper extremity and internal jugular deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg. 2005 Mar;41(3):476-8.
Ascher E, Marks NA, Schutzer RW, Hingorani AP. Duplex-assisted internal carotid artery balloon angioplasty and stent placement: a novel approach to minimize or eliminate the use of contrast material. J Vasc Surg. 2005 Mar;41(3):409-15.
Schutzer R, Hingorani A, Ascher E, Markevich N, Kallakuri S, Jacob T. Early transposition of the sartorius muscle for exposed patent infrainguinal bypass grafts.Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):159-62.
Ascher E, Marks NA, Schutzer RW, Hingorani AP. Carotid endarterectomy in patients with chronic renal insufficiency: a recent series of 184 cases. J Vasc Surg. 2005 Jan;41(1):24-9.
Ascher E, Schutzer R, Hingorani A. The Diagnosis of Venous Insufficiency. Current Surgical Therapy 8th Edition. Mosby. 2004.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Markevich N, Yorkovich W, Schutzer R, Hou A, Nahata S, Kallakuri S, Jacob T. The role of the endovascular surgeon for lower extremity ischemia. Acta Chir Belg. 2004 Oct;104(5):527-31.
Ascher E, Markevich N, Schutzer RW, Kallakuri S, Hou A, Nahata S,Yorkovich W, Jacob T, Hingorani AP. Duplex arteriography prior to femoral-popliteal reconstruction in claudicants: a proposal for a new shortened protocol. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Sep;18(5):544-51. Epub 2004 Aug 6.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Schutzer R, Tsemkhim B, Kallakuri S, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. Carotid endarterectomy in octogenarians and nonagenarians : is it worth the effort? Acta Chir Belg. 2004 Aug;104(4):384-7.
Hingorani AP, Ascher E, Markevich N, Schutzer RW, Kallakuri S, Hou A, Nahata S, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. Deep venous thrombosis after radiofrequency ablation of greater saphenous vein: a word of caution. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Sep;40(3):500-4.
Ascher E, Hingorani A, Markevich N, Yorkovich W, Schutzer R, Hou A, Jacob T, Nahata S, Kallakuri S. Role of Duplex Arteriography as the Sole Preoperative Imaging Modality Prior to Lower Extremity Revascularization Surgery in Diabetic and Renal Patients. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 May.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Markevich N, Kallakuri S, Schutzer R, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. A Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Contrast Arteriography, and Duplex Arteriography for Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Revascularization. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 May. 294-301.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Markevich N, Kallakuri S, Hou A, Schutzer R, Yorkovich W. Magnetic resonance angiography versus duplex arteriography in patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization: which is the best replacement for contrast arteriography? J Vasc Surg. 2004 Apr; 39(4): 717-22.
Ascher E, Markevich N, Kallakuri S, Schutzer RW, Hingorani AP. Intraoperative carotid artery duplex scanning in a modern series of 650 consecutive primary endarterectomy procedures. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Feb; 39(2): 416-20.
Kallakuri S, Ascher E, Hingorani A, Markevich N, Schutzer R, Hou A, Yorkovich W, Jacob T. Endovascular management of axillofemoral bypass graft stump syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Oct; 38(4): 833-5.
Jacob T, Schutzer R, Hingorani A, Ascher E. Differential expression of YAMA/CPP-32 by T lymphocytes in popliteal artery aneurysm. J Surg Res. 2003 Jun; 112(2): 111-6.
Ascher E, Hingorani A, Markevich N, Schutzer R, Yorkovich WR, Kallakuri S, Tsemekhim B. Carotid Surgery without External Carotid Endaterectomy: A 7-year Clinical Experience with 1027 Cases. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2003 May; 25(5): 458-61.
Ascher E, Markevich N, Schutzer RW, Kallakuri S, Jacob T, Hingorani AP. Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome after carotid endarterectomy: predictive factors and hemodynamic changes. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Apr; 37(4): 769-77.
Ascher E, Hingorani A, Markevich N, Schutzer R, Kallakuri S. Acute Lower Limb Ischemia: The Value of Duplex Ultrasound Arterial Mapping (DUAM) as the Sole Preoperative Imaging Technique. Ann Vasc Surg. 2003 Apr: 284-9.
Ascher E, Markevich N, Schutzer RW, Kallakuri S, Jacob T, Hingorani AP. Small popliteal artery aneurysms: are they clinically significant? J Vasc Surg. 2003 Apr; 37(4): 755-60.
Schutzer R, Ascher E, Hingorani A, Jacob T, Kallakuri S. Preliminary Results of the New 6F TrapEase Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Ann Vasc Surg. 2003 Feb; 17(1): 103-6.
Chew DK, Schutzer RW, Domer GS, Jaloudi MA, Rogers AM. Splenic rupture from metastatic granulose cell tumor 29 years after curative resection: case report and review of the literature. Am Surg. 2003 Feb; 69(2): 106-8.
Soule B, Hingorani A, Ascher E, Kallkuri S, Yorkovich W, Markevich N, Costa T, Schutzer R. Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) and Duplex Ultrasound Arterial Mapping (DUAM) prior to infrainguinal arterial reconstruction. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2003 Feb; 25(2): 139-46.
Hingorani A, Ascher E, Tsemekhim B, Markevich N, Kallakuri S, Schutzer R, Jacob T. Causes of early post carotid endarterectomy stroke in a recent series: the increasing importance of hyperperfusion syndrome. Acta Chir Belg. 2002 Dec; 102(6): 435-8.