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Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH

Chief of Vascular Surgery
Co-Director of Aortic Center


Abdominal Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Arch Surgery
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Surgery
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Artery Surgery
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Endovascular Aortic Repair
Endovascular Surgery
Iliac Aneurysm
Mesenteric Ischemia
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Renal Vascular Disease
Thoracic Aneurysm
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Vascular Surgery
Venous Insufficiency
Visceral Artery Disease


Dr. Virendra I. Patel is the chief of vascular surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. A vascular surgeon-scientist, Dr. Patel is highly skilled in the full range of vascular disorders that can lead to stroke, renal issues, intestinal problems, and peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Patel has a particular interest in clinical outcomes research and has served as principal investigator of several studies to evaluate open and minimally invasive repairs of complex aortic aneurysms. He participated in the TEVAR and EVAR Committees of the Vascular Quality Initiative of the Society of Vascular Surgery, and hel has also been a member of the Executive Council of the New England Society of Vascular Surgery and the Research Advisory Committee for the Society’s Vascular Study Group.

A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his surgical residency and a research fellowship in vascular surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was a clinical fellow in vascular and endovascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Program of Clinical Effectiveness.


1993 Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

1994 Golden Key, National Honor Society

1994 James J. Slade Scholar, Rutgers College of Engineering

1994 Magna Cum Laude, Rutgers College of Engineering

1997 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Junior (Top 10%), Tufts

1998 Highest Honors for Student Pursuing a Career in Surgery, Tufts

2001 NRSA - Harvard-Longwood Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship

2004 NIH – Loan Repayment Program


1. Aranson NJ, Durham CA, Mohebali J, Lancaster RT, Ergul EA, Clouse WD, Conrad MF, Patel VI. Presentation, Surgical Intervention, and Long-Term Survival in Patients with Marfan Syndrome. J Vasc Surg Epub 2019.

2. Deery SE, Zettervall SL, O'Donnell TFX, Goodney PP, Weaver FA, Teixeira PG, Patel VI, Schermerhorn ML. Transabdominal open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is associated with higher rates of late reintervention and readmission compared with the retroperitoneal approach. J Vasc Surg epub 2019.

3. Varkevisser RRB, O'Donnell TFX, Swerdlow NJ, Liang P, Li C, Ultee KHJ, Patel VI, Scali ST, Verhagen HJM, Schermerhorn ML. Factors associated with in-hospital complications and long-term implications of these complications in elderly patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg epub 2019.

4. O'Donnell TFX, Li C, Swerdlow NJ, Liang P, Pothof AB, Patel VI, Giles KA, Malas MB, Schermerhorn ML. The Weekend Effect in AAA Repair. Annals of Surg 2019;269:1170-1175.

5. Latz CA, Cambria RP, Patel VI, Mohebali J, Ergul EA, Lancaster RT, Conrad MF, Clouse WD. Durability of open surgical repair of type I-III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg epub 2019.

6. O'Donnell TFX, Boitano L, Deery SE, Schermerhorn ML, Schanzer A, Green R, Takayama H, Patel VI. Open versus Fenestrated Endovascular Repair of Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Ann Surg epub 2019.

7. O'Donnell TFX, Patel VI, Deery SE, Li C, Swerdlow NJ, Liang P, Beck AW, Schermerhorn ML. The state of complex endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg epub 2019.

8. O'Donnell TFX, Deery SE, Siracuse JJ, Schermerhorn ML, Scali ST, Schanzer A, Lancaster RT, Patel VI. Aneurysm sac failure to regress after endovascular aneurysm repair is associated with lower long-term survival. J Vasc Surg 2019;69:414-422.

9. Latz CA, Patel VI, Cambria RP, Ergul EA, Lancaster RT, LaMuraglia GM, Conrad MF, Clouse WD. Durability of open surgical repair of type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg 2019;69:661-670.

10. O'Donnell TFX, Boitano L, Deery SE, Clouse WD, Siracuse JJ, Green R, Schermerhorn ML, Patel VI. Factors Associated with Postoperative Renal Dysfunction, and the Subsequent Impact on Survival After open Juxtarenal AAA Repair. J Vasc Surg 2019;69:1421-28.

11. Komshian S, Farber A, Patel VI, Goodney PP, Schermerhorn ML, Blazick EA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. Patients with end-stage renal disease have poor outcomes after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg 2019;69:405-413.

12. Kossar AP, Takayama H, Patel V, George I. Novel Implementation of a Cerebral Protection System During Ascending Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR). Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. epub Sept 2018 Sep

13. Iannuzzi JC, Stapleton SM, Bababekov YJ, Chang D, Lancaster RT, Conrad MF, Cambria RP, Patel VI. Favorable Impact of TEVAR on Survival of Patients with Acute Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissection. J Vasc Surg 2018;68:1649-1655.

14. O'Donnell TFX, Deery SE, Schermerhorn ML, Siracuse JJ, Bertges DJ, Farber A, Lancaster RT, Patel VI. Impact of ankle-brachial index and clinical status on outcomes following lower extremity following lower extremity bypass. Ann Vasc Surg 2018;53:139-147.

15. Loehrer AP, Chang DC, Scott JW, Hutter MM, Patel VI, Lee JE, Sommers BD. The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion and Changes in the Care of Surgical Conditions. epub JAMA Surgery 2018

16. Mohebali J, Carvahlo, Lancaster RT, Ergul EA, Conrad MF, Clouse WD, Cambria RP, Patel VI. Use of Extracorporeal Bypass Improves Outcomes of Open Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair. J Vasc Surg 2018;68:941-947

17. Schwartz SI, Durham C, Clouse WD, Patel VI, Lancaster RT, Cambria RP, Conrad MF. Predictors of late aortic interventions in patients with medically treated type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg 2018:67:78-84

18. Deery SE, Lancaster RT, Gubala AM, O'Donnell TFX, Kwolek CJ, Conrad MF, Cambria RP, Patel VI. Early experience with fenestrated endovascular compared to open repair of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms in a high-volume open aortic center. Ann Vasc Surg 2018;48:151-158.

19. Patel PB, LaMuraglia GM, Lancaster RT, Clouse WD, Kwolek CJ, Conrad MF, Cambria RP, Patel VI. Severe contralateral carotid stenosis or occlusion does not impact risk of ipsilateral stroke following carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg 2018;67:1744-51.