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  • Manuel Garcia Toca

    Manuel Garcia Toca

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Open and endovascular management of vascular trauma, aortic dissection, complex thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm disease, critical limb ischemia, extracranial cerebrovascular disease and dialysis access.

  • E. John Harris Jr.

    E. John Harris Jr.

    Professor of Surgery (Vascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in thrombosis and the role of thrombin and its receptor in venous wall remodeling following venous thrombosis. I am also interested in vascular hemodynamics and the use of ultrasound, MRI and computational modeling in evaluating arterial flow in exercise conditions.

  • Karthikeshwar Kasirajan (Kasi)

    Karthikeshwar Kasirajan (Kasi)

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Kasirajan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained vascular surgeon. Also known as Dr. Kasi, he is a clinical professor of vascular surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Kasirajan preserves limbs, facilitates access to dialysis, and helps his patients manage conditions such as aneurysms, varicose veins, thoracic outlet syndrome, and deep vein thrombosis. Many of his limb preservation patients smoke, have diabetes, or are experiencing renal failure. Dr. Kasirajan?s experience also centers around the treatment of aneurysms and prevention of strokes.

    In all cases, his goal is to provide either noninvasive or minimally invasive management whenever possible. He performs open surgery only when it is the best option. Dr. Kasirajan treats many patients with stents and stent grafts, which can shorten hospital stays and recovery times.

    Dr. Kasirajan (Kasi) receives referrals of patients from primary care physicians, nephrologists, podiatrists, cardiologists, woundcare specialists, diabetologists, neurologists, and other specialists. He welcomes referrals as early as possible, ideally before patients become symptomatic. A strong proponent of doing early screening for peripheral artery disease, Dr. Kasirajan advocates for the use of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in routine physical examinations. When providers detect an imbalance between leg and arm blood pressure, Dr. Kasirajan can help create customized strategies to address the cause before the problem worsens.

    In addition to offering excellent vascular care to the community, Dr. Kasirajan joined Stanford to continue pursuing his research interests. He has conducted research into advances in minimally invasive procedures for stroke prevention and for aneurysm management. His research has also focused on how to improve surgery outcomes to help patients suffering from peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Kasirajan has been the investigator in over 40 multicenter studies involving new stent graphs, thrombectomy catheters, and other advances in endovascular technology.

    Dr. Kasirajan has made more than 100 presentations worldwide on minimally invasive vascular surgery techniques and preventive care in the vascular patient. He has spoken at multiple conferences including the Society for Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Society, and the South Asian American Vascular Society. He has earned numerous honors for his academic achievements, including the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha award for medical student and resident education.

    As the author of more than 120 journal articles, Dr. Kasirajan?s work has appeared in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Today, Pharmacogenomics Journal, Catheter Cardiovascular Intervention, and many other publications. He also has authored 20 book chapters in textbooks including Medical Management of the Surgical Patient 5th Edition, Advances in Phlebology and Venus Surgery Volume 1, Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery, Mastery of Surgery, and many more.

    Dr. Kasirajan has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Annals of Vascular Surgery, International Journal of Angiology, and other publications.

  • Jason T. Lee

    Jason T. Lee

    Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Lee is the Principal Investigator on several clinical trials examining therapeutic strategies for management of complex aortic aneurysm disease as well as aortic dissection.

    Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include:

    •Endovascular repair of abdominal/thoracic aneurysms and dissections
    Fenestrated and Branch Repair of the thoracic, thoracoabdominal, and abdominal aneurysms
    •Carotid stenting
    •Thoracic outlet syndrome
    •Vascular disorders in high-performance athletes

  • Karthik Mikkineni

    Karthik Mikkineni

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Mikkineni is a vascular surgeon who specializes in vascular disease including critical limb ischemia and limb salvage, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. Specific areas of interest include: endovascular procedures for peripheral vascular disease, management of carotid disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, mesenteric ischemia.

    Additional areas of interest encompass hemodialysis access and venous disorders such as varicose veins. His special interest include fenestrated and branched endografts in management of aortic and thoracic aneurysms, and aortic disease.

    Dr. Mikkineni?s research topics include abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular conduits for bypass. He has published on the surgical treatment of aortic aneurysms and the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

  • Elsie Gyang Ross

    Elsie Gyang Ross

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and of Medicine (BMIR) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Ross is a vascular surgeon and research scientist. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2011 and completed her vascular surgery 0+5 residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2018. During her residency, she completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics. Her current research focuses on using machine learning and electronic health records for early disease identification, precision medicine, and evaluating opportunities to engage in patient education beyond the clinic.

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