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About the Division


Welcome to the Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery, one of nine specialty divisions within the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Our Division provides state-of-the-art vascular care to the citizenry of Ohio and surrounding states at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and the affiliated health-care facilities of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We remain deeply engaged in the education and training of medical students, surgery residents, and fellows while continuing our involvement in clinical outcomes research and expanding our faculty’s efforts in vascular biology.

We specialize in complete care for any vascular condition, from a patient’s initial visit, to diagnostic testing, interventional or minimally invasive endovascular treatments (such as stenting and angioplasty), open surgical treatments (such as bypass surgery), and most importantly, ongoing lifelong post-treatment care as needed. Faculty in our Division see over 7,100 outpatient visits, perform over 3,200 endovascular cases, and perform over 2,800 major open vascular surgeries yearly. Outpatients are seen in Columbus, and also in outreach clinics throughout central Ohio for ease of patient access. We have clinics in Washington Court House, Ashland, Marysville, Upper Sandusky, Bellefontaine and OSU East. Our Knightsbridge Vascular Surgery Clinic physicians and staff scored 97.4% on the recent patient satisfaction achievement award. We are proud of our personalized approach to each and every person we care for and perennially have one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings in the Medical Center.

In addition to general vascular surgical care the Division is home to specialized care at the Aortic Center of Excellence which offers comprehensive care for patients with thoracic aortic aneuryms, as well as the Vein Solutions clinic for treatment of varicose veins and other conditions.

Vascular Surgery faculty have a leadership role in the Limb Preservation Program. This new service within the Comprehensive Wound Center offers a multidisciplinary approach and advanced techniques to avoid amputation and save limbs. The Limb Preservation Program is located at OSU Hospital East.

The Division is responsible for the vascular education of Ohio State’s medical students and surgical residents, and is home to one of the oldest vascular surgery fellowships in the country. Graduates of our fellowship finish equipped to practice the full spectrum of vascular and endovascular surgery in a community or an academic setting.

Scholarship has always been a point of emphasis in our Division. In particular, Bhagwan Satiani, M.D., M.B.A. has written and presented extensively in the areas of the business of medicine, workforce issues, health care policy, and administration and has become an acknowledged regional and national expert. Clinically, we consistently enroll high numbers of patients in multicenter clinical trials and registries, and continue our focus on outcomes research. Researcher Cameron Rink, Ph.D. has expanded our scientific focus to include the basic mechanisms of stroke infarct evolution and exciting translational applications of oxygen and nutrient therapy to treat stroke.

For more information about our Division, please contact Dawn Sagle at 614-293-5136.

If you are a friend or patient of the Division and are interested in finding out ways to support our mission, please contact Dawn Sagle at 614-293-5136.