Behzad S Farivar

Behzad S Farivar, MD

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center

2nd Floor

1215 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery);American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Research Interests:

Fenestrated and branched endograft technology, non-ionizing radiation technology for endovascular procedures, aortic surgery outcomes

Clinical Practice:
Carotid Artery Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Aortic Aneurysm Repair & Removal, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aorta Disease, Vascular Disease Care, Vascular Screening


Assistant Professor

Behzad Farivar, MD, is a vascular and endovascular surgeon and the co-director of a new UVA Aortic Center. He cares for patients with a variety of circulatory conditions, including aortic aneurysms and dissections, carotid disease and peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Farivar has extensive experience in the treatment of complex aortic disease, with a special focus on the use of fenestrated and branched endograft technology. His clinical interests include the treatment of complex aortic disease, endoleaks, failed endografts, graft infections, connective tissue disorders, reoperative revascularization and mesenteric ischemia.

Prior to joining UVA in 2020, Dr. Farivar was assistant professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. While there, he served as the principle investigator on the largest physician-sponsored investigational device exemption trial for endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in high-risk patients with fenestrated and branched endografts. He is the first surgeon in the U.S. to perform an endovascular aortic aneurysm repair using novel endovascular 3D navigation technology to minimize ionizing radiation during the procedure.

In addition to his clinical pursuits, Dr. Farivar served as the associate program director for the vascular surgery integrated-residency training program at Cleveland Clinic. At UVA, he will continue his efforts to educate future clinicians as the associate program director for the vascular surgery fellowship training program in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Farivar received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. He then pursued a vascular surgery fellowship at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a complex endovascular aortic surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

In his free time, Dr. Farivar enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, cooking and outdoor activities.  




Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University
Mount Sinai Health System
University of Maryland Medical Center; Cleveland Clinic