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Todd E. Rasmussen, M.D.

  1. Vascular Surgeon

Todd E. Rasmussen, M.D., is a vascular surgeon with a special interest in vascular reconstruction for traumatic injuries, combat casualty care, vascular trauma, and carotid artery disease. His approach to care is patient-centered and personalized. Dr. Rasmussen is professor and vice-chair for Education in the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Aneurysm surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, and endovascular aneurysm repair and reconstruction
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and thoracic outlet decompression
  • Angiogram, angioplasty, carotid angiogram, and carotid angioplasty and stenting

Dr. Rasmussen earned his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He completed his surgical residency at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and his fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Dr. Rasmussen joined the Mayo practice after a twenty-year career as an Air Force surgeon. During his military career, Dr. Rasmussen completed deployed tours to Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world and initiated and led sizable translational research programs for the Department of Defense. His research and innovation have resulted in more than three hundred publications, an h-index of more than fifty-five and more than ten thousand citations. He co-invented the REBOA catheter, a life-saving device. Among other military awards, Dr. Rasmussen was presented with the Defense Superior Service Medal upon his retirement at the rank of Colonel in 2021.

  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  2. Aneurysm
  3. Aortic aneurysm
  4. Aortic disorder
  5. Aortic dissection
  6. Aortic ulcer
  7. Aortic valve disease
  8. Aortic valve stenosis
  9. Aortoenteric fistula
  10. Aortoiliac disease
  11. Arterial aneurysm
  12. Arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis
  13. Arteriovenous fistula
  14. Arteriovenous malformation
  15. Carotid artery disease
  16. Carotid artery dissection
  17. Carotid body tumor
  18. Celiac artery aneurysm
  19. Celiac artery dissection
  20. Central vein stenosis
  21. Cerebrovascular disease
  22. Claudication
  23. Critical limb ischemia
  24. Deep vein thrombosis
  25. Dysphagia lusoria
  26. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  27. Fibromuscular dysplasia
  28. Intestinal ischemia
  29. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
  30. Kommerell diverticulum
  31. Lymphedema
  32. Marfan syndrome
  33. Median arcuate ligament syndrome
  34. Mesenteric ischemia
  35. Mesenteric occlusion
  36. Nutcracker syndrome
  37. Peripheral artery disease
  38. Popliteal aneurysm
  39. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome
  40. Pseudoaneurysm
  41. Renal artery aneurysm
  42. Renal artery stenosis
  43. SMA aneurysm
  44. SMA dissection
  45. Takayasu's arteritis
  46. Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  47. Thoracic outlet syndrome
  48. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
  49. Thrombophlebitis
  50. Thrombus
  51. Varicose vein
  52. Vascular anomaly
  53. Vascular graft infection
  54. Vascular malformation
  55. Venous aneurysm
  56. Venous disorder
  57. Venous insufficiency
  58. Venous malformation
  59. Venous thrombosis
  1. Aneurysm surgery
  2. Angiogram
  3. Angioplasty
  4. Aortic aneurysm repair
  5. Aortobifemoral bypass
  6. Aortocaval fistula repair
  7. Aortoenteric fistula repair
  8. Arteriovenous fistula surgery
  9. Arteriovenous malformation surgery
  10. Axillobifemoral bypass
  11. Carotid angiogram
  12. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  13. Carotid artery aneurysm repair
  14. Carotid artery reconstruction
  15. Carotid endarterectomy
  16. Carotid-carotid bypass
  17. Carotid-subclavian bypass
  18. Endovascular aneurysm repair
  19. Endovascular reconstruction
  20. Endovascular treatment
  21. Femoral endarterectomy
  22. Femoral stenting
  23. Femoral-popliteal bypass
  24. Femoral-tibial bypass
  25. Fistulogram
  26. Inferior vena cava filter placement
  27. IVC filter removal
  28. Mesenteric artery bypass
  29. Peripheral arterial aneurysm repair
  30. Peripheral vessel stenting
  31. Popliteal stenting
  32. Popliteal-pedal bypass
  33. Pseudoaneurysm repair
  34. Renal artery bypass
  35. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
  36. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair
  37. Thoracic outlet decompression
  38. Thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery
  39. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  40. Thoracofemoral bypass
  41. Thrombectomy
  42. Thrombolysis
  43. Tibial angioplasty
  44. Transcarotid artery revascularization
  45. Upper extremity bypass
  46. Varicose vein ablation
  47. Varicose vein stripping
  1. 2021
    SubSpec FellowVascular Surgery Advanced Aort, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2001
    ResidentVascular Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2001
    Fellowship - Peripheral Vascular SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1999
    Residency - Surgical ResidencyWilford Hall Air Force Medical Center
  5. 1996
    Research Fellowship - Vascular Surgery and Cardiovascular DiseaseMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1995
    Residency - Surgical ResidencyWilford Hall Air Force Medical Center
  7. 1994
    Internship/Residency - Surgical InternshipWilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center
  8. 1993
    MD - Medical DoctorMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  9. 1989
    BS - Bachelor of ScienceUniversity of Kansas School of Pharmacy


  1. 2002
    Vascular SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery
  2. 2000
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic Fellows' Association in Department of Surgery & Subspecialties
  2. 2020
    Peter Safar Lecturer, The Future of Critical Care Medicine. ( Society of Critical Care Medicine
  3. 2019
    Council of Deans Fellow ( Association of American Medical Colleges
  4. 2019
    Committee on Trauma, Charles C. Wolferth, Jr., LecturerAmerican College of Surgeons
  5. 2015
    National Hero of Military Medicine ( for Public Private Partnerships, Mellow Auditorium
  6. 2014
    Tom Deal Award & Memorial LectureshipSpecial Operations Medical Association
  7. 2013
    Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship, F. Edward Hebert School of MedicineThe Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  8. 2012
    TEDx San Antonio Speaker: Independently Organized Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Event. ( University
  9. 2011
    Kern Memorial LectureshipThe Association of Miltary Surgeons of the United States
  10. 2011
    Baron Dominique Jean Larrey Award for Excellence in Military SurgeryUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Surgical Associates

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberThe Halsted Society
  2. 2022
    Course InstructorMayo Clinic Special Operations Trauma Management Course (SOTM)
  3. 2022 - present
    MemberHalsted Society
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  5. 2022
    Course InstructorAmerican College of Surgeons Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET)
  6. 2022 - present
    MemberMidwestern Vascular Surgical Society
  7. 2022
    Course DirectorMayo Clinic Vascular Symposium
  8. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Surgical Association
  9. 2004 - present
    MemberSociety for University Surgeons
  10. 2004 - present
    MemberAssociation for Academic Surgery
  11. 2004 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  12. 2004 - present
    MemberVascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  13. 2002 - present
    MemberSociety for Vascular Surgery