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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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Vascular Surgeons

Benjamin Brooke, M.D., Ph.D.

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 B... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Daniel M. Ihnat, M.D.

Dr. Ihnat is board certified in general and vascular surgery and has been performing vascular surgery for over 13 years. He evaluates and treats the full spectrum of peripheral vascular diseases with both minimally invasive endovascular and open surgical techniques. Dr. Ihnat performs abdominal and thoracic aor... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

Specialty Clinic (801) 581-3495
Cardiovascular Clinic (801) 581-3495
University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Daniel V. Kinikini, M.D.

Daniel V. Kinikini, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine. He began his medical career here at the University of Utah, receiving his M.D. in 1997. He completed two years of a residency in Family Medicine in Boise, Idaho before beginning a res... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D.

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 Wash... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

Cache Valley Specialty Hospital (801) 581-3495
Uintah Basin Medical Center (801) 581-3495
University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Michelle T. Mueller, M.D.

Michelle Mueller, M.D. has been a member of the Division of Vascular Surgery since 2003, when she became a Vascular Surgery fellow. She became a full time faculty member in 2004.
Dr. Mueller received her medical degree from the University of Colorado, then compl... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 581-3495

Mark R. Sarfati, M.D.

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.
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Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (801) 581-3495
University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Laura K. Downey, PA-C

Laura is a Physician Assistant specializing in Vascular Surgery. She joined the University of Utah, Division of Vascular Surgery in 2008. Prior to being on staff here she worked at Primary Children's Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery. She enjoys providing complete medical and surgical care of vascular pa... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Monica Hatch, PA-C

Monica is a Physician Assistant specializing in Vascular Surgery. She joined the University of Utah, Division of Vascular Surgery in 2012. She enjoys the challenges of providing medical and surgical care of vascular patients.... Read More

Specialties:

Vascular Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Denise L. Jost, N.P.

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 pa... Read More

Specialties:

Family Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Joanna Lynch, PA-C

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 serve... Read More

Specialties:

Physician Assistant, Vascular Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3495

Locations

University Campus
University Hospital
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 581-2121