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Gilbert  R.  Upchurch, Jr.,  MD

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Surgery

Contact Information

Address: PO Box 800679, Charlottesville, VA, 22908
Phone: 434.243.6333 Fax: 434.243.9941
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Training & Certification

Residency:

Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship:

Boston University, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute; Homans Vascular Fellow Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Endovascular Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

  
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aortitis (Mycotic), Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm, Arterial Dissections, Arteritis (Inflammatory), Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease, Cerebral Aneurysm, Coarctation of the Aorta, Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Femoral Aneurysm, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Iliac Aneurysm, Infected Aortic Grafts, Innominate Artery Disease, Marfan Syndrome, May-Thurner Syndrome, Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Popliteal Aneurysm, Popliteal Entrapment, Subclavian Arterial Disease, Suprarenal Aneurysm, Takayasu’s Arteritis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Traumatic Aortic Injury, Vasculitis, Mesenteric Arterial Disease, Visceral Aneurysm

Special Expertise:

Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Research Interest:

Aortic Aneurysm, Volume outcome effect on surgery, Gender deficiencies in disease

Background

Biography:

Armed with a background of trying to provide excellent clinical care for patients with aortic aneurysms, balanced with an intellectual interest in the basic science of understanding the aortic aneurysm pathogenesis, Dr. Upchurch has spent his academic career dedicated to the study of aortic aneurysm disease. Clinically, he has an active practice in both open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). He has been a part of well over 15 clinical trials examining various aspects of treating patients with aortic aneurysms with novel endovascular and pharmacologic therapies. For example, he received GCRC funding to examine the role of Doxycycline in inhibiting AAA growth in patients with non-operable AAAs. Concurrently, he has had a very active basic science laboratory which has received NIH funding on both the K and R levels over the last 10 years. This balance of clinical and basic interests has resulted in him being the editor on two books completely dedicated to aortic aneurysms, as well as editing a series on aortic aneurysms in a high impact journal. He is also the chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Awards:
  • 2004 Senior Award- “Clinical faculty member … who, in the opinion of the graduating class, has best upheld the ideals of medical education.”
  • 2005 Winner Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences
  • 2005 Winner William W. Coon Award- Teaching Award Given by General Surgery Residents
  • 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 Best Doctors in America
  • 2005-8 Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Advisor
  • 2006 Hour Detroit Magazine’s TOP DOCS
  • 2010 America’s Top Surgeons
Publications:
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Persistence Beyond Measure