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.

Related research laboratories and programs

Clinical trials

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.