People with conditions of the blood vessels and lymph system (vascular diseases) find the right care, the first time, at Mayo Clinic. A vascular center is located at each of the clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Doctors at the centers diagnose and treat tens of thousands of adults and children each year who have vascular diseases, including many that are serious, rare or complex.

The experts of Mayo Clinic's vascular centers are dedicated to making people's lives better. Care teams include specialists in open surgical and minimally invasive procedures (vascular and endovascular surgery), heart conditions (cardiovascular medicine), nervous system conditions (neurology), skin conditions (dermatology), imaging (radiology), physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, and blood conditions (hematology).

Mayo Clinic's doctors and surgeons are internationally recognized leaders in the spectrum of medical and surgical approaches to vascular disease. Their broad range of experience includes comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of aortic disease, aneurysms, collagen disorders (Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), blood vessel dissections, varicose veins (venous insufficiency), blood clots (thrombosis) and peripheral arterial disease. Advanced treatments include procedures such as carotid artery reconstruction, angioplasty and stenting, bypass surgery and endovascular interventions.

A team focused on you

When you seek care at the vascular centers, everyone on the team is focused on you. This helps ensure better outcomes.

Mayo Clinic's team-based, multidisciplinary approach to care means the services you need — such as vascular imaging, the physiology lab, endovascular therapy and surgical services — are easily accessible. Your test results are available quickly, and appointments are scheduled in coordination. What might take months elsewhere can often be done in days here.

The doctors, surgeons and interventional radiologists of the vascular centers on Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota provide comprehensive and individualized care to adults and children. Services for children are available at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, through the Gonda Vascular Center and the Children's Center. In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System locations serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic vascular disease expertise to their local communities. Your vascular center care team offers resources that can complement the treatment you receive from your local doctor.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. The vascular centers' radiology specialists produce and interpret accurate, high-quality images of the vascular system. You may undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms.

Access to the latest innovative technologies makes all the difference in getting the diagnosis right the first time. The vascular centers use advanced imaging methods, including heart ultrasound (echocardiogram), intravascular ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography, computerized tomography angiography, cerebral arteriography, electromyography, and arterial and venous ultrasound.

After you undergo evaluation and diagnostic tests, your doctors talk with you about your results and your treatment options. Together, you develop a treatment plan tailored to your situation. For some people, the best approach is traditional (open) surgery. For others, it may be one of the minimally invasive procedures developed at Mayo Clinic, which studies have shown produce excellent outcomes and rapid recovery. The endovascular and vascular surgical teams use advanced techniques for balloon angioplasty and stenting, blood clot removal and bypass surgery.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology, cardiovascular, and vascular and endovascular surgery:

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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Your doctors will talk with you about the tests and procedures that are right for you. Not all services are available at each location. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

The doctors of the Mayo Clinic vascular centers treat people with conditions of the blood vessels and lymphatic system (vascular diseases) and have expertise in many complex and serious conditions, including those listed below. Not all services are available at each location. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:



  1. F. David Fortuin, M.D.
  2. Richard W. Lee, M.D.
  3. Fadi E. Shamoun, M.D.
  4. John P. Sweeney, M.D.

Plastic surgery

  1. William J. Casey III, M.D.
  2. Alanna M. Rebecca, M.D.


  1. Sadeer J. Alzubaidi, M.D.
  2. Brian W. Chong, M.D.
  3. William G. Eversman, M.D.
  4. Grace (Martha-Gracia) Knuttinen, M.D., Ph.D.
  5. J. Scott Kriegshauser, M.D.
  6. Sailendra G. Naidu, M.D.
  7. Rahmi Oklu, M.D., Ph.D.

Vascular medicine

  1. Fadi E. Shamoun, M.D.

Vascular surgery

  1. Victor J. Davila, M.D.
  2. Andrew J. Meltzer, M.D.
  3. William M. Stone, M.D.


Diagnostic radiology

  1. David M. Sella, M.D.


  1. David A. Miller, M.D.
  2. Rabih G. Tawk, M.D.


  1. Andrew R. Lewis, M.D.
  2. Ricardo Paz-Fumagalli, M.D.
  3. Charles Ritchie, M.D.
  4. Beau Toskich, M.D.

Vascular surgery

  1. Young M. Erben, M.D.
  2. Albert G. Hakaim, M.D.



  1. Gregory W. Barsness, M.D.
  2. Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical genomics

  1. Jennifer L. Hand, M.D.
  2. Brendan C. Lanpher, M.D.


  1. Dawn Marie R. Davis, M.D.
  2. Megha M. Tollefson, M.D.

Diagnostic radiology

  1. Candice A. Bookwalter, M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Amy B. Kolbe, M.D.
  3. Gavin A. McKenzie, M.D.

Interventional radiology

  1. Emily C. Bendel, M.D.
  2. Haraldur Bjarnason, M.D.
  3. Waleed Brinjikji, M.D.
  4. Sanjay Misra, M.D.
  5. Padraig (P Pearse) P. Morris, M.B., B.Ch.
  6. Newton B. Neidert, M.D.
  7. Melissa J. Neisen, M.D.
  8. Christopher J. Reisenauer, M.D.
  9. Andrew H. Stockland, M.D.
  10. David A. Woodrum, M.D.

Orthopedic surgery

  1. Peter S. Rose, M.D.


  1. Shelagh A. Cofer, M.D.
  2. Eric J. Moore, M.D.
  3. Daniel L. Price, M.D.

Pediatric neurology

  1. Gesina F. Keating, M.D.

Pediatric neurosurgery

  1. Edward Ahn, M.D.
  2. David J. Daniels, M.D.

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

  1. William J. Shaughnessy, M.D.
  2. Anthony A. Stans, M.D.

Pediatric surgery

  1. Christopher Moir, M.D.
  2. D. Dean Potter Jr., M.D.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

  1. Robert W. DePompolo, M.D.

Plastic surgery — pediatric and adult

  1. Samir Mardini, M.D.
  2. Steven L. Moran, M.D.


  1. Amy S. Ettore, M.D.
  2. Thomas A. Foley, M.D.
  3. Gina K. Hesley, M.D.
  4. Robert A. Lee, M.D.
  5. Alexander Lekah, M.D.
  6. Timothy J. Welch, M.D.
  7. Eric E. Williamson, M.D.


  1. Matthew J. Koster, M.D.
  2. Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D.

Vascular and interventional radiology — pediatric and adult

  1. Emily C. Bendel, M.D.
  2. Haraldur Bjarnason, M.D.
  3. Padraig (P Pearse) P. Morris, M.B., B.Ch.
  4. David A. Woodrum, M.D., Ph.D.

Vascular medicine

  1. Karen L. Andrews, M.D.
  2. Aneel A. Ashrani, M.D., M.S.
  3. Matthew A. Bartlett, M.B., B.Ch.
  4. Jerry D. Brewer, M.D., M.S.
  5. Ana I. Casanegra, M.D.
  6. Mark G. Costopoulos, M.D.
  7. Paul R. Daniels, M.D.
  8. David A. Froehling, M.D.
  9. Brian Grogg, M.D.
  10. Damon E. Houghton, M.D., M.S.
  11. Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D.
  12. Robert D. McBane, M.D.
  13. Ian R. McPhail, M.D.
  14. Clark C. Otley, M.D.
  15. Shawn C. Oxentenko, M.D.
  16. Thom W. Rooke, M.D.
  17. Rayya A. Saadiq, D.O.
  18. Roger F. Shepherd, M.B., B.Ch.
  19. Raymond C. Shields, M.D.
  20. Megha M. Tollefson, M.D.
  21. Paul W. Wennberg, M.D.
  22. Waldemar E. Wysokinski, M.D., Ph.D.

Vascular surgery

  1. Thomas C. Bower, M.D.
  2. Jill K. Colglazier, M.D.
  3. Randall R. DeMartino, M.D., M.S.
  4. Manju Kalra, M.B.B.S.
  5. Bernardo C. Mendes, M.D.
  6. Fahad Shuja, M.B.B.S.

Vascular Ulcer and Wound Healing Clinic

  1. Karen L. Andrews, M.D.
  2. Ana I. Casanegra, M.D.
  3. Mark G. Costopoulos, M.D.
  4. David A. Froehling, M.D.
  5. Robert Haddon, M.D., M.S.
  6. Robert D. McBane, M.D.
  7. Ian R. McPhail, M.D.
  8. M. Hassan Murad, M.D.
  9. Raymond C. Shields, M.D.
  10. Paul W. Wennberg, M.D.
  11. Waldemar E. Wysokinski, M.D., Ph.D.

Physician assistants

  1. Teresa (Terri) R. Lang, P.A.-C.
  2. Danielle T. Vlazny, P.A.-C., M.S.

Nurse practitioners

  1. Carol J. Bohanon, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P., M.S.
  2. Jelena Glavas, APRN, C.N.P.
  3. Yumiko Hirao-Try, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.
  4. Abigail K. Mertzig, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
  5. Shelly R. Keller, APRN, C.N.P.
  6. Teresa R. Lang, P.A.-C.
  7. Alice J. Malecha, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
  8. Ryan A. Meverden, P.A.-C.
  9. Danielle T. Vlazny, P.A.-C., M.S.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic's collaborative atmosphere enables its education, research and clinical practice staff to innovate and improve patient care. The physicians and scientists of the vascular centers regularly publish books, chapters and journal articles to advance the science. They present at local, national and international meetings and serve on the boards of specialty medical societies. And they conduct research to improve diagnosis and prevention and develop new treatment options.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Perfecting techniques of open and endovascular surgery to treat chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Improving care of people hospitalized with aortic dissection
  • Comparing different surgical approaches to repairing aortic aneurysms
  • Advancing the understanding of an underdiagnosed and undertreated cause of leg pain called peripheral artery disease
  • Improving care for people with vascular malformations, such as Klippel-Trenaunay
  • Finding new applications for robotic vascular surgery


See a list of publications on vascular medicine by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Mayo Clinic researchers are involved in studies to evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for many conditions. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about clinical trials in vascular diseases at Mayo Clinic.

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