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Shant Vartanian, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-353-2357
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    University of California, San FranciscoVascular Surgery Fellowship2012School of Medicine
    University of Calfornia, San FranciscoGeneral Surgery Residency2010School of Medicine
    St. Louis UniversityM.D.2003School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoIntern, General Surgery2004
    University of California, San FranciscoResident, General Surgery2009
    University of California, San Francisco Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory for Acce2007
    University of California, San FranciscoChief Resident, General Surgery2010
    University of California, San FranciscoFellow, Vascular Surgery2012

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    The enhanced longevity of patients living with chronic HIV infection has resulted in an increasing burden of chronic diseases, and while there is growing evidence that HIV infected patients at risk for coronary artery disease at rates of up to two fold higher than the uninfected, the significance of chronic HIV infection in the peripheral vasculature is largely unknown. My principle clinical appointment has been at San Francisco General Hospital, which was at the center of the HIV epidemic in the 1980’s. This research program grew in response to the burden of disease witnessed in clinic on a weekly basis. A cursory review of the literature will show how little we understand about the link between HIV infection and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). My research focus is to bridge the gap in our understanding of the contribution of HIV infection to the development of PAD using a combination of clinical, epidemiological and translational research methodologies.

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    1. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an academic vascular practice and a multi-disciplinary limb preservation program. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 12. Lancaster EM, Wu B, Iannuzzi J, Oskowitz A, Gasper W, Vartanian S, Wick E, Hiramoto J, Eichler C, Lobo E, Reyzelman A, Reilly L, Sosa JA, Conte MS. PMID: 32931873.
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    2. Natural history of acute pediatric iliofemoral artery thrombosis treated with anticoagulation. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Apr 08. Ramirez JL, Kuhrau CR, Wu B, Zarkowsky DS, Conte MS, Oskowitz AZ, Nijagal A, Vartanian SM. PMID: 32276025.
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    3. Antegrade common femoral artery closure device use is associated with decreased complications. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Mar 09. Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Sorrentino TA, Hicks CW, Vartanian SM, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC. PMID: 32165058.
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    4. Functional outcomes of arteriovenous fistulas recruited with regional anesthesia. J Vasc Surg. 2020 02; 71(2):584-591.e1. Zarkowsky DS, Wu B, Gray AT, Oskowitz AZ, Vartanian SM. PMID: 32040430.
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    5. Contributions of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and traditional vascular risk factors to peripheral artery disease in women. AIDS. 2019 11 01; 33(13):2025-2033. Cedarbaum E, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Price JC, Adimora AA, Bamman M, Cohen M, Fischl MA, Matsushita K, Ofotokun I, Plankey M, Seaberg EC, Yin MT, Grunfeld C, Vartanian S, Sharma A, Tien PC. PMID: 31335806.
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    6. Congenital superior mesenteric artery aneurysm in a 6-week-old infant presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. J Vasc Surg. 2020 04; 71(4):1391-1394. Subbaraj L, Beleniski F, Courtier J, Vartanian S, Nijagal A. PMID: 31401110.
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    7. In vitro and in vivo hemocompatibility assessment of ultrathin sulfobetaine polymer coatings for silicon-based implants. J Biomater Appl. 2019 08; 34(2):297-312. Iqbal Z, Kim S, Moyer J, Moses W, Abada E, Wright N, Kim EJ, Park J, Fissell WH, Vartanian S, Roy S. PMID: 30862226.
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    8. The impact of prior aortic surgery on outcomes after multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 08; 68(2):325-330. Kaushik S, Gasper WJ, Ramanan B, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TAM, Hiramoto JS. PMID: 29523439.
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    9. A mixed-methods investigation of incident Hemodialysis access in a safety-net population. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Sep 02; 18(1):279. Rich NC, Vartanian SM, Sharief S, Freitas DJ, Tuot DS. PMID: 28865432.
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    10. Determinants of midterm functional outcomes, wound healing, and resources used in a hospital-based limb preservation program. J Vasc Surg. 2017 12; 66(6):1765-1774. Ramanan B, Ahmed A, Wu B, Causey MW, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reyzelman AM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. PMID: 28823866.
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    11. Correction: An intravascular bioartificial pancreas device (iBAP) with silicon nanopore membranes (SNM) for islet encapsulation under convective mass transport. Lab Chip. 2017 06 27; 17(13):2334. Song S, Blaha C, Moses W, Park J, Wright N, Groszek J, Fissell W, Vartanian S, Posselt AM, Roy S. PMID: 28598484.
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    12. An intravascular bioartificial pancreas device (iBAP) with silicon nanopore membranes (SNM) for islet encapsulation under convective mass transport. Lab Chip. 2017 05 16; 17(10):1778-1792. Song S, Blaha C, Moses W, Park J, Wright N, Groszek J, Fissell W, Vartanian S, Posselt AM, Roy S. PMID: 28426078.
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    13. Lower extremity weakness is associated with elevated blood and cerebrospinal fluid glucose levels following multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb; 65(2):311-317. Hiramoto JS, Fernandez C, Gasper W, Vartanian S, Reilly L, Chuter T. PMID: 27876524.
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    14. Society for Vascular Surgery limb stage and patient risk correlate with outcomes in an amputation prevention program. J Vasc Surg. 2016 06; 63(6):1563-1573.e2. Causey MW, Ahmed A, Wu B, Gasper WJ, Reyzelman A, Vartanian SM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. PMID: 27036309.
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    15. Low-profile versus standard-profile multibranched thoracoabdominal aortic stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 64(1):39-45. Ramanan B, Fernandez CC, Sobel JD, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. PMID: 26994953.
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    16. Standard off-the-shelf versus custom-made multibranched thoracoabdominal aortic stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2016 May; 63(5):1208-15. Fernandez CC, Sobel JD, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. PMID: 26817612.
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    17. Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2015 Apr-May; 49(3-4):69-74. Han SM, Wu B, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Vartanian SM, Conte MS, Hiramoto J. PMID: 26145753.
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    18. Surgical intervention for peripheral arterial disease. Circ Res. 2015 Apr 24; 116(9):1614-28. Vartanian SM, Conte MS. PMID: 25908732.
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    19. Outcomes of neuroischemic wounds treated by a multidisciplinary amputation prevention service. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 29(3):534-42. Vartanian SM, Robinson KD, Ofili K, Eichler CM, Hiramoto JS, Reyzelman AM, Conte MS. PMID: 25596408.
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    20. Lower extremity weakness after endovascular aneurysm repair with multibranched thoracoabdominal stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 61(3):623-8. Sobel JD, Vartanian SM, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto JS, Chuter TA, Reilly LM. PMID: 25457458.
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    21. Clinical consequence of bare metal stent and stent graft failure in femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec; 58(6):1525-31. Vartanian SM, Johnston PC, Walker JP, Runge SJ, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. PMID: 23911250.
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    22. Risk factors for clinical failure after stent graft treatment for femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 56(4):998-1006, 1007.e1; discussion 1006-7. Johnston PC, Vartanian SM, Runge SJ, Hiramoto JS, Eichler CM, Owens CD, Schneider DB, Conte MS. PMID: 22633429.
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    23. Endothelial Notch4 signaling induces hallmarks of brain arteriovenous malformations in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 05; 105(31):10901-6. Murphy PA, Lam MT, Wu X, Kim TN, Vartanian SM, Bollen AW, Carlson TR, Wang RA. PMID: 18667694.
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    24. Therapeutic angiogenesis. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Jun-Jul; 41(3):173-85. Vartanian SM, Sarkar R. PMID: 17595382.
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    25. Oklahoma prosthesis: resection of tumor of clavicle and chest wall reconstructed with a custom composite graft. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Jul; 82(1):332-4. Vartanian SM, Colaco S, Orloff LE, Theodore PR. PMID: 16798248.
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    26. Ischemic colitis: spectrum of disease and outcome. Surgery. 2003 Oct; 134(4):624-9; discussion 629-30. Scharff JR, Longo WE, Vartanian SM, Jacobs DL, Bahadursingh AN, Kaminski DL. PMID: 14605623.
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    27. Laparoscopic hernioplasty: significant complications. Surg Endosc. 1999 Apr; 13(4):328-31. Felix EL, Harbertson N, Vartanian S. PMID: 10094740.
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