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Thomas O'Donnell, MD

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Thomas F.X. O'Donnell is a vascular surgeon in the Aortic Center at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He treats the full spectrum of vascular disease including advanced open and minimally invasive techniques for treating cerebrovascular, peripheral, and mesenteric disease with a special focus on complex aortic pathologies.

After graduating the University of Notre Dame and subsequently Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. O'Donnell completed his surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He spent two years as a Harvard-Longwood T32 Research fellow and completed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Program of Clinical Effectiveness.

A surgeon-scientist, Dr. O'Donnell specializes in clinical outcomes research utilizing large databases. He has published over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, two book chapters, and is a reviewer for several surgical journals. His research focuses on the optimal treatment strategies for aortic aneurysms and dissections.


Peter B. Samuels Essay Award, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, 2017

Peter B. Samuels Essay Award, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, 2018


O'Donnell TF, McElroy IE, Mohebali J, Boitano LT, Lamuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, Conrad MF. Late Type 1A Endoleaks: Associated Factors, Prognosis and Management Strategies. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Mar;80:273-282. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2021.08.057.

O'Donnell TFX, McElroy IE, Boitano LT, Mohebali J, Lamuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, Conrad MF. Comparison of Treatment Options for Aortic Necks Outside Standard Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Instructions for Use. J Vasc Surg. 2021 May 19:S0741-5214(21)00732-1.

O'Donnell TFX, Deery SE, Boitano LT, Schermerhorn ML, Siracuse JJ, Clouse WD, Malas MB, Takayama H, Patel VI. The Long-Term Implications of Access Complications during EVAR. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 1:S0741-5214(20)31917-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.08.033. Online ahead of print.

O'Donnell TFX, Landon BE, Schermerhorn ML. The Case for Expanding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening. J Vasc Surg. 2020 May;71(5):1809-1812.

O'Donnell TFX, Schermerhorn ML. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Guidelines: United States Preventative Services Task Force and Society for Vascular Surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2020 May;71(5):1457-1458.