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Eskandari Named Yao Professor of Education in Vascular Surgery

May 13, 2010 | by Jasmine Rangel
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Mark K. Eskandari, M.D., associate professor of vascular surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural James T. Yao Professor of Education in Vascular Surgery.

Eskandari established the carotid artery stenting program at Northwestern in 2001. His current clinical research focuses on endovascular therapies as a minimally invasive way to treat peripheral vascular disease, particularly as it relates to carotid artery occlusive disease for stroke prevention and aortic aneurysms and dissections.

Serving as the program director for the Northwestern Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program since 2005, Eskandari has trained and mentored numerous fellows, residents and students. He also recently started the new integrated vascular surgery training program, which allows medical students a five-year direct pathway to board certification in vascular surgery. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 2000.

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