Alan Dardik, MD/PhD, FACS, FAHA

  • Professor of Surgery (Vascular)
  • Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
  • Chief, Vascular Surgery, VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CT

Dr. Alan Dardik is a surgeon-scientist who uses the power of molecular biology to achieve a modern understanding of vascular disease, using the basic science laboratory to ultimately benefit patients with vascular disease.

Dr. Dardik trained at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital before his appointment to the Yale faculty in 2001. Dr. Dardik is currently the Chief of the Vascular Surgery section at the VA Connecticut, focusing his clinical practice on teaching.  Dr. Dardik has won the C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching from Yale’s Department of Surgery and the Faculty Teaching Award from St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Dardik is also a Vice-Chairman of Yale’s Department of Surgery where he is charged with Faculty Affairs.

The Dardik laboratory studies the healing and function of blood vessels, fistulae and vessel patches that are used in patients having vascular surgery.  The laboratory is trying to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which vein graft adaptation and arteriovenous fistula maturation result in positive remodeling and successful adaptation to the arterial environment, yet often proceed, in the long-term, to neointimal hyperplasia and failure. The laboratory is funded from the NIH and the VA.

Dr. Dardik is the immediate past President of the International Society for Vascular Surgery, and has edited the textbook “Vascular Surgery: A Global Perspective.”

Dr. Dardik currently serves as the chair of the Society for Vascular Surgery Research Council and the Vice-President for the Association of VA Surgeons.  He has run several national and international meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, and has served on numerous peer review committees including review for the NIH, the VA, and Vascular Cures.

Research interests
Arterial Occlusive Diseases; Arteriovenous Fistula; Molecular Biology; Research; Vascular Diseases; Reperfusion Injury; Vascular Fistula; Peripheral Vascular Diseases; Carotid Stenosis; Diabetic Foot; Receptor, EphB4; Ephrin-B2; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Research summary

Dr. Dardik is a surgeon-scientist who seeks to use the power of molecular biology to achieve a modern understanding of vascular disease, and to use the basic science laboratory to perform cutting edge research to ultimately benefit patients with vascular disease. The Dardik laboratory studies how vascular interventions heal and can be improved. We are currently trying to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which vein graft adaptation results in successful adaptation to the arterial environment, yet often proceeds, in the long-term, to graft failure or failure of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation. We are also studying how patches heal after angioplasty or venoplasty. We are also using a new biomimetic scaffold to deliver mesenchymal stem cells to diabetic wounds.

Education
  • MD/PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • BS, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1986
Publications
  • Dardik A. Vascular Surgery: A Global Perspective. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2017).
  • Dardik A and Gaunt M. Outpatient Surgery. Clinical decision making and board review. Radcliffe Publishing, London (2012).
  • Kuwahara G, Hashimoto T, Tsuneki M, Yamamoto K, Assi R, Foster TR, Hanisch JJ, Bai H, Hu H, Protack CD, Hall MR, Schardt JS, Jay SM, Madri JA, Kodama S, Dardik A. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 37(6):1147-1156 (2017).
  • Bai H, Lee JS, Chen E, Wang M, Xing Y, Fahmy TM, Dardik A. Scientific Reports Jan 10;7:40142 (2017).
  • Assi R, Foster T, He H, Stamati K, Bai H, Huang Y, Hyder F, Rothman D, Shu C, Homer-Vanniasinkam S, Cheema U, Dardik A. Regenerative Medicine 11(3):245-60 (2016).
  • Li X, Jadlowiec C, Guo Y, Protack C, Ziegler K, Lv W, Yang C, Shu C, Dardik A. P PLoS ONE 7(6):e38844 (2012)
  • Muto A, Yi T, Harrison KD, Dávalos A, Fancher TT, Ziegler KR, Feigel A, Kondo Y, Nishibe T, Sessa WC, Dardik A. Journal of Experimental Medicine 208(3):561-575 (2011).
International activities
  • Invited lecture, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
    Cambridge, United Kingdom (2016-2016)

    Cambridge University, Cambridge University

  • Visiting Professor lecture, University of Nice, Nice, France
    Nice, France (2016-2016)

  • Keynote lecture, 16th Annual Meeting of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, London, UK
    London, United Kingdom (2016-2016)
    Delivery Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Biomimetic Engineered Scaffolds Promotes Healing Of Diabetic Ulcers

    University College London, University College London

  • Invited lecture, 44th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery, Tokyo, Japan
    Tokyo, Japan (2016-2016)
    Improving the outcome of vein grafts and fistulae: Should surgeons turn veins into arteries?

  • Invited lecture, Department of Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Tokyo, Japan (2016-2016)
    How do veins and patches adapt to their new surgical environment?

    University of Tokyo, University of Tokyo

  • Presidential Address, International Society for Vascular Surgery
    Athens, Greece (2015-2015)

  • Invited lecture, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of London
    London, United Kingdom (2015-2015)
    How do vascular interventions fail, and what are the opportunities?

    University College of London, University College of London

  • Invited lectures, 9th China Southern Endovascular Congress; 6th Wang Zhong Gao Vascular Forum
    Changsha, China (2015-2015)
    1) Metabolic Syndrome Predicts High Risk Status for Vascular Surgery; 2) What is different about carotid angioplasty in elderly patients?

    Central South University, Central South University

  • Keynote lecture, European Society for Vascular Surgery spring meeting
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2015-2015)
    Surgical alchemy: Do surgeons turn veins into arteries?

    Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

  • Invited Lecture, Controversies & Updates in Vascular Surgery 2014
    Paris, France (2014-2014)
    CEA: What is the current best patch if any? CEA. Quel est le meilleur patch (s’il existe) ?

  • Visiting Professor lecture, University of Milan
    Milano, Italy (2014-2014)
    Changing veins into arteries: How does Eph-B4 regulate vessel identity?

    University of Milan, University of Milan

  • President, International Society for Vascular Surgery
    United States (2014-Present)
    The mission of the International Society for Vascular Surgery is: To educate other healthcare professionals, government agencies and the general public concerning the unique services and valuable benefits provided by Vascular Surgery practitioners who are well trained and committed to the specialty in all its nuances. To identify and provide recognition to individuals who meet certain guidelines, which qualify them as, committed and accomplished vascular surgeons. To provide scholarships, travel, poster and abstract awards to fellows in training, in an effort to improve the delivery of care in their respective country.

  • Faculty organizer, ISVS 2014 China meeting
    Guangzhou, China (2014-2014)
    Faculty organizer of the International Society for Vascular Surgery meeting in Guangzhou, China.

    Sun Yat-sen University, Sun Yat-sen University

  • Invited lecture, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University College of London
    London, United Kingdom (2014-2014)
    Hypoxia-activated mesenchymal stem cells: A novel therapy for diabetic wounds

    University College of London, University College of London

  • Visiting Professor lecture, Surgical Grand Rounds, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, University College of London
    Stanmore, United Kingdom (2013-2013)
    What do animal models of ischemia teach us about therapeutic angiogenesis?

    Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, University College of London, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, University College of London

  • Visiting Professor lecture, Surgical Grand Rounds, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2013-2013)
    Preoperative Management of the Surgical Patient

  • Visiting Professor lecture, Department of Vascular Surgery, Hôpital St. Roch, University of Nice
    Nice, France (2013-2013)
    Changing veins into arteries: How does Eph-B4 regulate vessel identity?

    Hôpital St. Roch, University of Nice, Hôpital St. Roch, University of Nice

  • Visiting Professor lecture, Sun-Yat Sen University School of Medicine
    Guangzhou, China (2013-2013)
    Do surgeons turn veins into arteries?

    Sun-Yat Sen University School of Medicine, Sun-Yat Sen University School of Medicine

  • Invited lectures, 1st annual Chinese Chapter Congress of the International Union of Angiology
    Beijing, China (2013-2013)
    1) Advanced Age and Disease Predict Lack of Satisfaction After Iliac Stent Placement. 2) Factors for consideration for endovascular repair of aortic dissections: A Yale University perspective. 3) Current trends in the treatment of diabetic foot in America (associated Diabetic Foot Symposium).

  • Visiting Professor, XuanWu Hospital, Capital Medical University
    Beijing, China (2013-2013)
    Visiting Professor lectures, performance of surgical cases in the operating room.

    XuanWu Hospital, Capital Medical University, XuanWu Hospital, Capital Medical University

  • Invited lectures, 40th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Vascular Surgery
    Nagano-shi, Japan (2012-2012)
    1) Endovascular Therapy by vascular surgeons in USA. 2) Therapy for PAD: Strategies by Vascular Surgeons in the USA

  • Invited Lectures, 12th annual meeting of the Encontro Mineiro De Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2012-2012)
    1) Behavior of venous grafts and pericardial patches after surgery. 2) Is endovascular treatment the first choice for all patients with PAD? Is there still a role for open surgery? 3) Is it possible to treat TASC D lesions with endovascular techniques? 4) Management of carotid stenosis: What is best, CEA CAS or medical therapy? What do the randomized studies say?

  • Invited lecture, 11th annual Yale-Cambridge Joint Research Program
    Cambridge, United Kingdom (2012-2012)
    Understanding vein adaptation to the arterial environment

    Cambridge University, Cambridge University

  • Invited lectures, 11th annual China National Congress of Vascular Surgery
    Changsha, China (2012-2012)
    1) How do pericardial patches heal after surgery? 2) Durability considerations for EVAR : selection choices and long term outcomes. 3) Factors for Consideration for Endovascular repair of aortic dissections: a Yale University perspective

    Hunan Province, Hunan Province

  • Modern Alchemy: Turning veins into arteries
    Oxford, United Kingdom (2011-2011)

  • Invited Lecture, Controversies & Updates in Vascular Surgery 2011
    Paris, France (2011-2011)
    Does a high risk patient for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) exist? / Y-a-t-il des patients à haut risque pour une endartériectomie carotidienne (EAC)

  • Keynote Speaker, 4th China national symposium on vascular disease
    Changsha, China (2011-2011)
    New Research on the Etiology of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • Visiting Professor lecture, Royal Free Hospital
    London, United Kingdom (2011-2011)
    Can surgeons turn veins into arteries?

    Royal Free Hospital, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Hospital, University College London Medical School

  • Invited lecture - The Litchfield Lecturership
    Oxford, United Kingdom (2011-2011)
    Can we turn veins into arteries?

    Oxford University, Oxford University

  • Visiting professor lecture, Leeds General Infirmary
    Leeds, United Kingdom (2011-2011)
    Healing of vascular grafts and patches: Lessons for tissue engineers

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds General Infirmary

  • Invited lecture, Controversies & Updates in Vascular Surgery 2010
    Paris, France (2010-2010)
    La veine peut-elle devenir une artère? Do vein grafts arterialize?

  • Keynote Address, 11th annual congress of the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery
    Kyoto, Japan (2010-2010)
    The Future of Bypass Surgery: Lessons from the Embryo

  • Invited Lecture, 9th annual Yale-Cambridge Joint Research Program
    Cambridge, United Kingdom (2010-2010)
    Understanding Eph-B4 Control of Vein Graft Adaptation

  • Invited Lectures, CIPRAME (International Conference of Medical Practices) Cardiovascular Disease
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2010-2010)
    1) Peripheral arterial disease: Diagnosis and Treatment. 2) Cerebrovascular disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Invited lectures, 7th annual Western Vascular Institute Symposium
    Gaillimh, Ireland (2009-2009)
    1) Regulation of vessel identity during vein graft adaptation – Are we closer to preventing neointimal hyperplasia?” 2) What’s Happening With Stem Cell Treatments For Lower Limb Ischemia?

  • Invited lecture, 6th annual Western Vascular Institute Symposium
    Gaillimh, Ireland (2008-2008)
    Regulation of vessel identity during vein graft adaptation

  • Vascular Biology
    China (2008-Present)
    This program is a collaboration between Yale faculty (Dr Alan Dardik) and Central-South University (Dr Chang Shu), encouraging the study of vascular biology. Both basic science (Yale campus) investigations as well as clinical (China campus) investigations are performed.

    Central South Univ , Central South Univ

  • Invited lecture, 35th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery
    Nagoya-shi, Japan (2007-2007)
    Peripheral bypass strategy for infrainguinal vascular disease

  • Keynote address, 35th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery
    Nagoya-shi, Japan (2007-2007)
    Venous identity is lost but arterial identity is not gained during vein graft adaptation

  • Vascular Biology
    Tokyo, Japan (2007-Present)
    This program is a collaboration between Yale faculty (Dr Alan Dardik) and Tokyo Medical University (Dr Toshiya Nishibe), encouraging the study of blood vessels and blood vessel substitutes as used in vascular surgery. Both basic science (Yale campus) investigations as well as clinical (Japan campus) investigations are performed.

    Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo Medical University

  • Invited lecture, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Tokyo, Japan (2006-2006)
    U.S. update report: Carotid endarterectomy vs. carotid artery stenting

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

  • Invited lecture, 13th Annual National Conference of the Vascular Society of India
    New Delhi, India (2006-2006)
    Carotid endarterectomy: community gold standard for high risk patients

  • Invited lecture, Fujita Health University
    Nagoya-shi, Japan (2005-2005)
    Effects of aging on vascular healing

    Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University

  • Invited lecture, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University
    Oxford, United Kingdom (1999-1999)
    How to build a better blood vessel

    Nuffield Department of Surgery, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgery, The John Radcliffe Hospital

Current projects

We previously published that Eph-B4, a determinant of venous identity during embryonic development that persists as a venous marker, decreases expression and immunodetectable protein during vein graft adaptation in both humans and aged rats. We have extended our findings to a mouse model and have found similar results. Based on this work we hypothesize that Eph-B4 is a critical negative regulator of multiple SMC layer development.

We are currently manipulating Eph-B4 in vivo to test our hypothesis that Eph-B4 remains functional during adult life and is a regulator of vein graft identity and adaptation to the arterial environment. We are collaborating with the Sessa laboratory to test the importance of caveolin-1 binding and phosphorylation to Eph-B4 activation. We are collaborating with several other laboratories in the VBT program to assess both vein grafts as well as arteriovenous fistulae (AVF).

Honors & Awards for Dardik Laboratory Trainees:

  • 2002 Masae Haga: Eastern Vascular Society, the William J. von Liebig Foundation Second Place Poster Award
  • 2002 Jacek Paszkowiak: Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd place prize for best poster, resident’s competition
  • 2003 Jacek Paszkowiak: Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 1st place prize for best talk, resident’s competition
  • 2004 Desarom Teso: Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Allastair Karmody Award
  • 2004 Desarom Teso: New England Surgical Society, 2nd place prize for best talk, resident’s competition
  • 2006 Tamara Fitzgerald: Ohse award, Dept. of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2006 Tamara Fitzgerald: NIH F32 Research Fellowship Award
  • 2007 Jose Pimiento: New England Surgical Society’s Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, 2nd place prize for best talk, resident’s competition
  • 2007 Dania Magri: Lifeline Student Research Fellowship, American Vascular Association
  • 2008 Tiffany Fancher: Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 1st place Resident Research Prize
  • 2008 Tormod Westvik: American Vascular Association, Lifeline Resident Research Prize
  • 2009 Akihito Muto: International Academic Encouragement Award, Nagoya Surgery Support Organization, Nagoya, Japan
  • 2009 Amanda Feigel: American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum Excellence in Research Award
  • 2009 Amanda Feigel: Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 1st place Resident Research Prize
  • 2009 Kenneth Ziegler: New England Society for Vascular Surgery – Attendance Grant: Student Initiative Program
  • 2010 Akihito Muto: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to Research Initiatives / ATVB conference
  • 2010 Sammy Eghbalieh: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2010 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2010 Amanda Feigel: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2010 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2010 Lynn Model: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2010 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2010 Kenneth Ziegler: New England Society for Vascular Surgery – Attendance Grant: Student Initiative Program
  • 2010 Lynn Model: New England Society for Vascular Surgery – Attendance Grant: Student Initiative Program
  • 2011 Clay Quint: American Vascular Association, Lifeline Resident Research Prize
  • 2011 Kenneth Ziegler: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2011 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2011 Sammy Eghbalieh: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2011 Vascular Annual Conference
  • 2011 Caroline Jadlowiec: American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum Excellence in Research Award
  • 2011 Mike Collins: New England Surgical Society’s Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, 2nd place prize, basic science
  • 2011 Robert Brenes: Waterbury Resident Research Day, 1st place Poster Presentation
  • 2011 Sammy Eghbalieh: Society for Vascular Surgery Basic Science Poster competition winner, 2011 Vascular Annual Meeting
  • 2011 Lynn Model: Research Resident of the Year award, Dept. of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2011 Clinton Protack: Ohse award, Dept. of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2012 Robert Brenes: Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, Resident Research Prize
  • 2012 Michael Collins: 36th annual symposium of the Association of VA Surgeons, 1st place Basic Science Presentation
  • 2013 Kirstyn Brownson: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2013 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2014 Roland Assi: New England Surgical Society’s Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, 1st place prize, basic science
  • 2015 Trenton Foster: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2015 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2015 Jeans Santana:  Sarnoff Fellowship, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  • 2016 Trenton Foster: Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, Resident Research Prize
  • 2016 Trenton Foster: Society for Vascular Surgery Travel Scholarship to 2016 Vascular Annual conference
  • 2016 Tambudzai Kudze: HHMI Medical Student Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2017 Katharine Wolf:  Sarnoff Fellowship, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Honors
  • Keynote speaker; 16th Annual Meeting of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, London, UK
  • Keynote speaker; European Society for Vascular Surgery Spring meeting; Frankfurt, Germany
  • Keynote Speaker; 11th annual China National Congress of Vascular Surgery, Changsha, China
  • Keynote speaker, 12th annual meeting; Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • The Litchfield Lecturership
  • Keynote Speaker, 4th annual meeting; Changsha, China
  • Keynote Speaker, 11th annual congress; Kyoto, Japan
  • Keynote speaker, 35th annual meeting; Nagoya, Japan
  • The Smithwick Visiting Professorship in Vascular Surgery
  • Fellow
  • Fellow (FAHA)
  • Distinguished Fellowship
  • American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Japan
  • The William J. von Liebig Award (highest ranking vascular surgery basic science research proposal)
  • The William J. von Liebig Vascular Academic Award
  • Franklin Martin Faculty Research Fellowship (highest ranking faculty research proposal)
  • International Vascular Biology Travel Award
  • E.J.Wylie Traveling Fellowship
  • Dennis Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award
  • Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery Award
  • Sandoz Surgical Student Research Award (for superior accomplishment in biomedical research)
  • William D Carey Science Award (for an outstanding graduate student in science and engineering)
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Faculty Teaching Award
  • Faculty Teaching Award
  • First Place, Fellow and Resident Paper Competition
  • Surgical Resident and Fellows Award
  • Upjohn Award for Clinical Research
  • Upjohn Award for Clinical Research (for outstanding clinical research by a resident member of the Department of Surgery)
  • Balduin Lucke Memorial Prize (for superior research in experimental medicine and biology)
  • Valedictorian
  • C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching
  • Honorable Mention, C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching
  • Master of Arts Degree (honorary)
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Distinction in the Major, Computer Science
Services
  • Regional Councilor - North America
    International Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2005 - 2008)
  • Society Representative to the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery
    Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
    (2006 - 2012)
  • Chair of SVS R&E Committee; Faculty Chairman and Course Director of Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC); Chair, K08/K23/Wylie traveling awards committee
    Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2009 - 2013)
  • Treasurer
    International Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2009 - 2013)
  • Executive Committee; Councilor, Class of 2002
    Association for Academic Surgery
    (2010 - 2012)
  • Vice-President
    International Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2013 - 2014)
  • Recorder
    Association of VA Surgeons
  • President
    International Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Editorial Board
    Journal of Vascular Surgery
    (2006 - 2012)
  • Editorial Board
    Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Editorial Board
    Vascular
  • Wylie Scholar Award Committee
    Vascular Cures (Pacific Vascular Research Foundation)
  • VCMB study section
    NIH NHLBI
    (2009 - 2009)
  • Chair, study section for K08/K23/Wylie traveling/resident/student grants and awards
    Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2009 - 2013)
  • VA Merit Study section; Chair 2011-2012
    VA
    (2010 - 2012)
  • NIH NHLBI Institutional Training Mechanism (NITM) Review Committee
    NIH NHLBI
  • Associate Editor
    Journal of Surgical Research
  • review internal grant applications for the Ohse awards
    Yale University School of Medicine, Dept of Surgery
  • Chair, Surgical Case and Other Invasive Procedure (SOIP) Committee
    VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CT
  • Program Committee, Chairman
    Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
    (2003 - 2004)
  • Informatics and Technology Committee
    Association for Academic Surgery
    (2003 - 2005)
  • Membership Committee
    Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
    (2004 - 2004)
  • Program Committee
    New England Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2004 - 2009)
  • Young Vascular Surgeons Committee
    Eastern Vascular Society
    (2005 - 2009)
  • Program Committee
    Association of VA Surgeons
    (2005 - 2009)
  • Preservation-Amputation Care and Treatment (PACT) Committee
    VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CT
  • Issues Committee Chairman 2009-2010
    Eastern Vascular Society
    (2006 - 2010)
  • Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery 2009 - , Liaison to the ACS Program Committee
    American College of Surgeons
  • Compensation and Pay Committee
    VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CT
  • Research and Education Committee; Chairman 2009-2013
    Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2006 - 2013)
  • Program Committee
    Association for Academic Surgery
    (2007 - 2009)
  • Program Committee, Section for Surgical and Related Medical Specialties
    American Geriatrics Society
    (2007 - 2009)
  • Executive Committee, Councilor-At-Large
    New England Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2008 - 2014)
  • Research Committee
    Association of VA Surgeons
    (2009 - 2012)
  • Program Committee, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Spring Conference
    American Heart Association
    (2009 - 2013)
  • Program Committee
    Society for Vascular Surgery
    (2009 - 2013)
  • Executive Committee; Councilor, Class of 2002
    Association for Academic Surgery
    (2010 - 2012)
  • Research Council; Chairman 2015 -
    Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Local arrangements committee, Chairman
    Association of VA Surgeons
    (2013 - 2014)
  • Senior Faculty Allotment Committee
    Yale University School of Medicine