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Dr. Klarin received bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and the biological sciences from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He trained in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and then completed fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine within the Division of Vascular Surgery, and also practices at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). His clinical interests include aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and mesenteric occlusive disease. His research uses genomic approaches to better understand the etiology of atherosclerosis, vascular disease, and their associated risk factors including lipids and thrombosis. The foundation of this work is based on two key insights: 1) vascular disease, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), is strongly influenced by inheritance with severe, early-onset disease often clustering in families; 2) differences in DNA sequence variants, both germline and somatic, play a causal role in determining who exhibits such atherosclerotic disease risk. His current use of translational approaches to vascular disease builds on experience and training in genetic analysis of atherosclerosis using bioinformatics and computational-based approaches learned during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.