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Research Areas

Current/Recent Research Topics

Basic Science

  • Effect of L-arginine supplementation on resolution of endothelial venous dysfunction in lower extremity bypass and amputations
  • Comparing endothelial dysfunction in open versus endoscopic vein harvests for lower extremity bypasses
  • Biomimetic engineering of vascular prostheses using a porcine model

Dialysis Access

  • HeRO Device versus femoral arteriovenous grafts retrospective cohort study
  • Clinical steal in arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and arteriovenous grafts (AVGs)
  • Basilic vein transposition: single versus double stage
  • Vein mapping pre- and post- dialysis to determine effects on veno-constriction
  • Venography versus duplex surveillance to assess clinical significance of dialysis access stenosis

Endovascular Simulation

  • Effect of carotid artery stenting simulations on procedure and fluoroscopy times
  • Endovascular simulation leads to efficiency and competence in TEVAR procedures
  • Comparing successful stent seal zone/coverage in simulated EVARs using different deployment devices

Vascular Imaging

  • OPTIMISE trial: Optical Imaging Measurement of Intravascular Solution Efficacy
  • 2D Perfusion: assessment of feasibility and outcomes related to analysis of angiographic perfusion software

Anticoagulation

  • Effect of duration of dual antiplatelet therapy following lower extremity endovascular procedures
  • Chemoprophylaxis to prevent DVT in transplant patients
  • Bleeding complications after adoption of Xa assays versus PTT for patient receiving IV heparin therapy

Other

  • Occupational radiation exposure: comparison between use of mobile and fixed imaging
  • Renal failure after intravenous thrombolysis for DVT
  • Prevalence of aortic dissections and dilations in patients with bovine arches
  • Health-related costs for patients with carotid occlusions versus moderate stenosis
  • Shopping trial: demonstration of cost reduction in PCI when physicians become price aware