Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Welcome to the University of Chicago Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, one of the most innovative vascular centers of Chicago. We are proud of our department's long history of outstanding achievement in patient care, education and research in the broad spectrum of vascular disease. With our current faculty of four full time vascular surgeons, we provide clinical service at the University of Chicago's Hyde Park Campus, our affiliate Weiss Memorial Hospital on the North Side as well as several other in-patient and outpatient venues in Illinois.
Our clinical faculty are involved in the non-invasive evaluation and medical management of patients with a wide variety of vascular problems including arterial occlusive disease, arterial aneurysms and venous disorders. We also specialize in aortic aneurysm treatment, aortic stent repair, carotid stents, carotid endarterectomy, iliac aneurysm, renal artery stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, lower extremity bypass, peripheral vascular disease, dialysis access, varicose veins, VNUS closure and minimally invasive vascular therapy.
Our basic science laboratories have long been recognized for their pioneering work in the causes of atherosclerosis, the physiology of blood flow in vein grafts and the effect of ischemia and reperfusion on various organs. Current research efforts are funded by The American Heart Association and the American College of Surgeons.
The graduates of our vascular surgery training program (established in 1978 as one of the first in the country) are spread out throughout the world and currently head no less than six departments of vascular surgery in the United States.
The most recent clinical expansion in our group focuses on the exciting area of endovascular treatment of obstructive arterial lesions and aortic aneurysms.
We are highly motivated to maintain our perennial recognition as one of the country's top vascular surgery programs -- a program that combines superior patient services with an on-going commitment to research and education. We welcome your interest and stand ready to help in any way.
Christopher Skelly, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Chief
Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy