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Referral and Consultation Guide - The Department of Surgery ...

Vascular SurgeonsAppointments - Call (773) 702-6128Christopher Skelly, MDE-mail: cskelly@surgery.bsd.uchicago.eduChristopher Skelly, MD specializes in vascular surgery. He performs a full range of open and endovascularprocedures, including the treatment of carotid disease, complex aortic pathologies and peripheral vasculardisease. In addition, he performs minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of median arcuate ligamentsyndrome.In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Skelly directs a research laboratory aimed at improving outcomes anddurability of vascular graft repairs. As a 2008 recipient of the NHLBI Jointly Sponsored Mentored ClinicalScientist Development Award, his research is funded by the American Vascular Association (AVA)/AmericanCollege of Surgeons (ACS) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dr. Skelly has authoredmore than 35 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several book chapters and reviews. He isworking on numerous clinical trials, including a below-knee arterial bypass trial, for which he serves as siteprincipalinvestigator.Clinical Interests:Vascular surgery, Carotid artery disease, Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS),Complex aortic pathology, Renal artery stenosis, Mesenteric ischemia, Limb salvagePractice Locations: Center for Advanced Medicine - Chicago, ILLanguages: EnglishBoard Certification: Vascular Surgery, General SurgeryMedical School: New York Medical College, ValhallaResidency: University of Chicago Medical CenterFellowship: Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaDarwin Eton, MDE-mail: deton@surgery.bsd.uchicago.eduDarwin Eton, MD, was recruited to the University of Chicago with nearly three decades of experienceoperating on thousands of patients with severe vascular disease. In his previous leadership roles, he pioneeredendovascular surgery treatment of aneurysm disease. He is currently advancing angiogenesis clinically topromote biological revascularization in patients with critical limb threatening ischemia.His practice is weighted to the most complex vascular reconstructions in the chest, abdomen, pelvis andextremities. Dr. Eton has been the regional referral surgeon for treating challenging complications of vascularreconstructions for nearly his entire career. He performs all open surgical and minimally invasive catheterbasedvascular procedures.Clinical Interests:Peripheral vascular disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Aneurysm disease (Vessels inAbdominal and Thoracic Aorta, Aorta and extremities), Dialysis Access (fistula, AV Grafts,Dialysis Catheters and Graft Catheter hybrid procedures), Venous disease, Vasculartrauma, Thoracic outlet disease, Mesenteric ischemia, Renovascular hypertension,Angiogenesis for critical limb ischemia, Complex vascular reconstruction and re-dovascular surgery, Vascular disease (diabetes and renal failure patients)Practice Locations: Center for Advanced Medicine - Chicago, ILWeiss Memorial Hospital - Chicago, ILLanguages: English, French, SpanishBoard Certification: Vascular Surgery, General SurgeryMedical School: New York University Medical School, New York, NYResidency: St. Louis University, MOFellowship: University of Illinois, Chicago (Vascular Surgery Fellowship)University of California, Los Angeles (Endovascular Fellowship)The University of Chicago Department of Surgeryhttp://surgery.uchicago.edu2


Vascular Surgeons Appointments - Call (773) 702-6128Matthew Blecha, MDE-mail: mblecha@surgery.bsd.uchicago.eduMatthew Blecha, MD, is a vascular surgeon who practices at both the University of Chicago Medical Center andWeiss Memorial Hospital. His clinical expertise lies in the care of peripheral vascular disease, including: lowerextremity arterial disease, carotid artery occlusive disease, varicose veins and lower extremity venousinsufficiency, aortic and peripheral artery aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, renal artery and mesentericartery occlusive disease, dialysis access and wound care.Clinical Interests:Peripheral vascular disease, Aortic (Heart) Aneurysms, Cerebrovascular disease, Carotidartery disease, Varicose veins, Renal (Kidney) Failure - Hemodialysis Access, Leg venousulcer, Cardiovascular (Heart & Blood Vessel) Disease, Vasculitis, Venous disease, Vasculartrauma, Raynaud’s disease, Ateriosclerosis or Atherosclerosis (Hardening Of The Arteries),Peripheral arterial disease, Abdominal painPractice Locations: Center for Advanced Medicine - Chicago, ILWeiss Memorial Hospital - Chicago, ILLanguages: EnglishBoard Certification: Vascular Surgery, General SurgeryMedical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PAResidency: St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, ILFellowships: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WIHeather Hall, MDE-mail: hhall@surgery.bsd.uchicago.eduHeather Hall, MD, is a vascular surgeon who practices at both the University of Chicago Medical Center inHyde Park as well as Weiss Memorial Hospital on the north side. Her clinical expertise includes the full rangeof vascular disease, including: lower extremity and upper extremity arterial disease, carotid artery occlusivedisease, aneurysms of the aorta and other arteries, mesenteric ischemia, and renal artery disease. In addition,she performs a full range of vascular procedures for patients with renal disease including placement of dialysiscatheters and long-term dialysis access. Dr. Hall also has a special focus on venous disease including the treatmentof chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, spider veins and venous ulcers.Clinical Interests:Vascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Varicose Veins, AorticAneurysms, Spider Veins, Mesenteric Ischemia, Chronic Venous Insufficiency,Cerebrovascular Disease, Limb SalvagePractice Locations: Center for Advanced Medicine - Chicago, ILWeiss Memorial Hospital - Chicago, ILLanguages:Medical School:Residency:Fellowships:EnglishLoyola University, Chicago, ILBrown University, Providence, RIUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterThe University of Chicago Department of Surgeryhttp://surgery.uchicago.edu3


Vascular Surgeons Appointments - Call (773) 702-6128Robert Steppacher, MDE-mail: rsteppacher@surgery.bsd.uchicago.eduRobert Steppacher, MD, is a vascular surgeon who practices at the University of Chicago Medical Center,Swedish Covenant Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital. He performs a full range of open and endovascularprocedures (stents). His clinical expertise lies in the care of peripheral vascular disease (hardening of thearteries), including: lower extremity arterial disease (leg pain and chronic wounds), diabetic foot ulcers, carotidartery occlusive disease (strokes and transient ischemic attacks), aortic and peripheral artery aneurysms (bulgingor expansion of a blood vessel), renal artery (kidney) and mesenteric artery (intestines) occlusive disease.Dr. Steppacher also specializes in the treatment of venous disease, including: the treatment of varicose veins,chronic venous insufficiency, venous ulcers and blood clots. Dr. Steppacher also has extensive experience inthe creation and maintenance of dialysis access (arteriovenous fistulas).Clinical Interests:Vascular Surgery, Cerebrovascular Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, MesentericIschemia, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Renal Artery Disease, Limb Salvage, Renal/KidneyFailure, Carotid Artery Disease, Thoracic Outlet SyndromePractice Locations: Center for Advanced Medicine - Chicago, ILLanguages: EnglishBoard Certification: SurgeryMedical School: MCP-Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PAResidency: University of Missouri, Kansas City, MOFellowships: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MAThe University of Chicago Department of Surgeryhttp://surgery.uchicago.edu4


Clinic LocationsThe University of Chicago Medical CenterCenter for Advanced MedicinePediatric Specialty Clinics5758 S. Maryland AvenueChicago, IL 60637(773) 702-6128Vascular Institute of ChicagoWeiss Memorial Hospital4646 N. Marine DriveChicago, IL 60640(773) 564-5770The University of Chicago Department of Surgeryhttp://surgery.uchicago.edu5

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