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Mark K. Eskandari, MD Named Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery

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August 25, 2010

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Board certified in vascular and endovascular surgery, Dr. Eskandari is an accomplished surgeon, researcher and teacher.

In September of 2010, Mark K. Eskandari, MD was named the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Eskandari is an associate professor and the inaugural recipient of the James T. Yao Professor of Education in Vascular Surgery. Mark K. Eskandari, MD Chief of Vascualar Surgery As a board certified vascular and endovascular surgeon with a particular interest in endovascular surgery and stent technology, Dr. Eskandari is an attending surgeon at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital.

With adjunct appointments in Radiology and Cardiology; he is also the co-director of the Northwestern Endovascular Center, director of Carotid and Peripheral Artery Interventions, and the program director of the Northwestern Vascular Surgery Fellowship. He is currently principal investigator or co-investigator on 16 clinical trials, including numerous trials investigating the use of stent grafts for the treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, stent systems for carotid artery occlusive disease, and endoluminal interventions for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease.

Dr. Eskandari has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and review articles as well as 41 book chapters and six online publications. In addition, he has been co-editor on three textbooks and guest editor for five journal editions. He serves as the associate editor for Yearbook of Vascular Surgery, section editor for Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and editorial board member for Journal of Endovascular Therapy. In addition, he is a reviewer for nine other medical journals. He has delivered numerous lectures to regional, national, and international groups and is the recipient of several teaching, excellence in research, and clinical innovation awards as well as being awarded the American Vascular Association’s E. J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship.

He completed his undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan. He served his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and came to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1999 for his vascular fellowship. Upon completion of the fellowship in 2001, he joined the Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern as an attending vascular surgeon.

Additional Promotions in the Division of Vascular Surgery

Mark D. Morasch, MD, attending vascular surgeon at Northwestern Memorial and professor at  Feinberg, has been named the John Marquardt Clinical Research Professor for Vascular Surgery.

Board certified in general and vascular surgery, Dr. Morasch has extensive experience in complex extracranial cerebrovascular arterial reconstruction and complex aortic pathology, including thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms. Dr. Morasch is also an accomplished researcher, having served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator in 42 research studies since arriving to Northwestern in 1998. He has more than 91 peer-reviewed manuscripts published, 53 textbook chapters, 14 online publications, and has given over 120 presentations at regional, national, and international meetings.

With the proven leadership of Drs. Eskandari and Morasch, the Division of Vascular Surgery strives to provide quality patient care, improve clinical outcomes, decrease complications and re-admission rates, and enhance community-based care through communication with primary care physicians and visiting nurses.


For more information about vascular disease, visit the Center for Vascular Disease. To make an appointment, please call the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 1-866-662-8467 or request a first time appointment online.


Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011