Aortic Center

INSTITUTE
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

CO-DIRECTORS
Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, Vascular Surgery
Yakov Elgudin, MD, Cardiac Surgery

KEY CONTACTS

Cardiac Surgery
Alan Markowitz, MD

Vascular Surgery
Alexis Powell, MD; Norman Kumins, MD
Tania Jarc, RN 216-844-4727
Lori Hammer, RN, Clinical Trials 216-844-3013

APPOINTMENT LINE
Please call Anette Martin at 216-844-3013.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated
Aorto-annular ectasia
Aortic root aneurysm
Aneurysms of the ascending aorta, aortic arch, and descending thoracic and abdominal aorta 
Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms
Aortoiliac occlusive disease
Acute and chronic aortic dissections
Penetrating aortic ulceration
Intramural hematoma
Aortic atherosclerosis
Marfan’s syndrome
Loeys-Dietz syndrome
Vasculitis

Therapies
Complex aortic root reconstructions, including valve-sparing aortic root replacement
Complex endovascular therapies including EVAR, FEVAR and TEVAR
Surgical reconstruction of ascending aneurysms, arch pathologies, thoraco-abdominal aneurysms
Staged combined treatment of descending aortic aneurysms with “elephant trunk” procedures
Advanced imaging of aorta and branches (CTA, MRA, angiography, IVUS)
Surgical and stent-graft treatment for type A and B aortic dissections
Clinical trials for novel therapies and devices
Medical therapies for vasculitis and nonatherosclerotic occlusive disease of the aorta and branches
Genetics evaluation and counseling

Distinguishing Features
Multidisciplinary team with highly trained and experienced interventionalists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, radiologists and medical experts working side by side
Excellent results and large experience in treating acute aortic dissection
Leading-edge technologies in endovascular therapies allowing minimally invasive stent therapies for aneurysms, dissections and other aortic pathologies
Multiple clinical trials for AAA and TAA
Nationally recognized training programs for vascular and cardiology residents, as well as advanced fellowship training in vascular surgery and interventional cardiology
Extensive experience in endovascular therapies for AAA, TAA and TAVR
Edwards Center of Excellence and Medtronic Center of Excellence for physician TAVR training