Department of Surgery

Rabih A. Chaer, MD

  • Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Director, Vascular Residency Program
  • Chief, Vascular Surgery, UPMC Presbyterian

Education & Training

  • BS, American University of Beirut
  • MD, American University of Beirut
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Illinois College Of Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell University, Weill Medical School/Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons
  • MS in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh

Representative Publications

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

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

Venous Disease

  • Thrombolysis for acute DVT.
  • Vena cava filters
  • Pulmonary embolization
  • Genetics of venous disease

Aortic aneurysm

  • Predicting small AAA growth using serial Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound imaging and biomarker testing.
  • Outcomes of AAA repair in patients on dialysis
  • Surveillance following endovascular aneurysm repair

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