Department of Surgery

Christopher J. Esper, DO, FACOS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Director, General Surgery Residency Program at UPMC Horizon

Education & Training

  • BS, Slippery Rock University
  • DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency, UPMC Horizon
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Health System, South Pointe Hospital

Representative Publications

Dr. Esper's publications can be reviewed through PubMed.

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests


  • Endovascular and open management of aortic aneurysm
  • Management of carotid artery and peripheral arterial disease
  • Dialysis access
  • Practice of open and minimally invasive general surgery


  • Clinical instruction of students and residents in general surgery

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