Some of the surgical procedures that may be suggested for patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) include balloon angioplasty and stenting. Both procedures aim to open the blocked artery caused by PVD. These procedures are performed by vascular surgeon specialists who have extensive, advanced training. The specialists are supported by a team of imaging specialists and caregivers who work with patients to develop a customized plan of treatment.
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Dr. Brooke grew up in Salt Lake City and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Utah before heading east to complete his internship and residency in General Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his Halsted residency, he received his Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He... Read More
Dr. Griffin grew up in England and moved to the United States in 1991. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Florida State University and took time off during and after college to do volunteer work, teaching in both Spain and Honduras. She continued to pursue overseas outreach opportunities in medical school at the University of Flori... Read More
Larry W. Kraiss, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (M.D.). He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent th... Read More
Dr. Mark Sarfati is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He serves as Associate Professor of Surgery (clinical) and as Adjunct Assistant Professor Radiology at the University of Utah. He is actively involved in several clinical research studies. Dr. Sarfati began his pursuit of medicine by attending Jefferson Medical College i... Read More
Dr. Brigitte Smith is a native of Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse in Microbiology, Chemistry with a concentration in Biomedical Science. Her MD was awarded to her from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. There she continued her residency in Vascular Surgery. ... Read More
Dee Jost, APRN, is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She has been a provider at the University of Utah Medical Center since 1994 and for Vascular Surgery since 1999. Prior to obtaining her advance practice degree, she worked within the UUMC Burn ICU and she maintains her interest in wound care as part of her current position. Other are... Read More
Joanna Lynch is a Physician Assistant with the Division of Vascular Surgery since joining the University of Utah in 2005. She provides care to hospitalized vascular surgery patients, assists in the operating room in open and endovascular surgeries and is a resource for dialysis centers. Since 2006 she has served as the Department of Surgery Physi... Read More
Heidi is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Acute Care. She joined the University of Utah, Division of Vascular Surgery in 2014. Prior to being on staff here she worked at Intermountain Healthcare. She enjoys providing complete medical and surgical care of vascular patients.... Read More
Ariel is a Physician Assistant specializing in Vascular Surgery. She completed her Physician Assistant training in Dayton, Ohio. She moved from her home state of Kentucky to join the University of Utah, Division of Vascular Surgery in 2014. She enjoys the challenges of providing medical and surgical care of vascular patients.... Read More