Physician’s Profile

Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH

Chief of Vascular Surgery
Co-Director of Aortic Center
Board Certificates: 
Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Disease
Aortic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Abdominal Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Arch Surgery
Aortic Dissection
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Artery Surgery
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Endovascular Aortic Repair
Endovascular Surgery
Mesenteric Ischemia
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Renal Vascular Disease
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Venous Insufficiency
Visceral Artery Disease
Thoracic Aneurysm
Iliac Aneurysm

1993 Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

1994 Golden Key, National Honor Society

1994 James J. Slade Scholar, Rutgers College of Engineering

1994 Magna Cum Laude, Rutgers College of Engineering

1997 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Junior (Top 10%), Tufts

1998 Highest Honors for Student Pursuing a Career in Surgery, Tufts

2001 NRSA - Harvard-Longwood Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship

2004 NIH – Loan Repayment Program


Dr. Virendra I. Patel joins NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. A vascular surgeon-scientist, Dr. Patel is highly skilled in the full range of vascular disorders that can lead to stroke, renal issues, intestinal problems, and peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Patel has a particular interest in clinical outcomes research and has served as principal investigator of several studies to evaluate open and minimally invasive repairs of complex aortic aneurysms. He most recently participated in the TEVAR and EVAR Committees of the Vascular Quality Initiative of the Society of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Patel has also been a member of the Executive Council of the New England Society of Vascular Surgery and the Research Advisory Committee for the Society’s Vascular Study Group.

A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his surgical residency and a research fellowship in vascular surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was a clinical fellow in vascular and endovascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Program of Clinical Effectiveness.

Deery SE, Ergul E, Schermerhorn ML, Siracuse JJ, Goodney PP, Cambria RP, Patel VI.  Aneurysm Sac Expansion is Independently Associated with Late Mortality in Patients Treated with EVAR.  Accepted J Vasc Surg 2017.
Klarin, D, Lancaster RT, Ergul E, Bertges D, Goodney P, Schermerhorn ML, Cambria RP, Patel VI.  Perioperative and long-term impact of chronic kidney disease on carotid artery interventions.  J Vasc Surg.  2016;63:1295-1302
Deery SE, Lancaster RT, Baril DT, Indes J, Bertges DJ, Conrad MF, Cambria RP, Patel VI.  Contemporary outcomes of complex AAA repair from the Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE).  J Vasc Surg.  2016;63:1195-200
Aranson NJ, Lancaster RT, Ergul E, Conrad MF, LaMuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, Cambria RP,  Patel VI.  CKD class predicts mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in propensity matched cohorts from the Medicare population.  Ann Surg 2016;264:386-91
Cambria RP, Conrad MF, Matsumoto AH, Fillinger M, Pochettino A, Carvahlo S, Patel VI, Matsumura J.  Multicenter clinical trial of the conformable stent graft for the treatment of acute, complicated type B dissection.  J Vasc Surg 2015;63:271-8
Patel VI, Lancaster RT, Ergul E, Conrad MF, Bertges D, Schermerhorn ML, Goodney PP, Cambria RP, for The Vascular Study Group of New England.  Post-operative renal dysfunction independently predicts late mortality in patients undergoing aortic reconstruction.  J Vasc Surg  2015;62:1405-12
M Raux, Patel VI, F Cochennec, Mukhopadhyay S, P Desgranges, Cambria RP, JP Becqeumin, LaMuraglia GM.  A Propensity Matched Comparison of Fenestrated EVAR and Open Surgical Repair of Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.  J Vasc Surg 2014;60:858-63
Lancaster RT, Conrad MF, Patel VI, Cambria MR, Ergul EA, Cambria RP.  Further experience with distal aortic perfusion and motor-evoked potential monitoring in the management of extent I-III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.  J Vasc Surg 2013;58:283-90
Patel VI, Mukhopadhyay S, Ergul E, Aranson N, Conrad MF, Kwolek CJ, Cambria RP.  Impact of hospital volume and type on outcomes of open and endovascular repair of descending thoracic aneurysms in the US Medicare population.  J Vasc Surg 2013;58:346-54
Patel VI, Lancaster RT, Mukhopadhyay S, Aranson N, Conrad MF, LaMuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, and Cambria RP.  Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Outcomes Following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.  J Vasc Surg 2012;56:1206-13
Patel VI, Lancaster RT, Conrad MF, Cambria RP.  Open surgical repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms – the Massachusetts General Hospital experience.  Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2012;1:320-4
Patel VI, Lancaster RT, Conrad MF, LaMuraglia GM, Kwolek CK, Brewster DC and Cambria RP.  Comparable Mortality of Complex and Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. J Vasc Surg  2011;54:952-9
Patel VI, Ergul E, Conrad MF, Cambria M, LaMuraglia GM, Kwolek CJ, Brewster DC, Cambria RP.   Continued Favorable Outcomes of Type IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.  J Vasc Surg  2011;53:1492-8
Stone JH, Patel VI, Oliveira GR, Stone JR.  Case 38- 2012—A 60 Year-Old Man with Abdominal Pain and Aortic Aneurysms.  N Engl J Med 2012;367:2335-2346
Patel VI, Cambria RP. Aortic repair for juxtarenal and pararenal aneurysms.  Master Techniques in Vascular Surgery. 2016
Mohebali J, Patel VI.  Open repair of Extent I Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm. JOMI
Deery SE, Patel VI.  Open Repair of Extent IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm.  In: Eskandari MK, Pearce WH, Yao JT (Eds).  Current Vascular Surgery:  2014. PMPH Shelton, CT.