Vascular Surgery

vascular surgery

Amy Reed, MD, Professor & Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery  


Professor, Chief
Amy B. Reed, MD

Professor, Fellowship Program Director
R. James Valentine, MD

Associate Professor
Rumi Faizer, MD

Our Specialties

Endovascular Surgery

Endovascular Surgery at the University is an area of expertise for the faculty. These minimally invasive procedures spare patients discomfort and shorten recovery times. We perform both diagnostic arteriography as well as interventional procedures for both occlusive and aneurysmal disease.

Procedures performed include:

  1. Diagnostic arteriography
  2. Intra-arteriography angioplasty
  3. Intra-arterial stenting
  4. Endograft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States. Our program for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is rapidly growing. This is a minimally invasive technique to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms which can result in shorter hospital stays and easier recovery for patients. With our unique two surgeon approach, we are able to repair not only technically easy abdominal aortic aneurysms, but we have been able to expand the technology to include those individuals previously considered not to be candidates for this technique.

Conditions We Treat

Carotid Artery Disease

  • Carotid Endarterectomy for occlusive disease
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Common Carotid Disease
  • Carotid Aneurysms

Aortic Disease

  • Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysm (open and endovascular)
  • Paravisceral Aortic Aneurysms
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusive Disease
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Congenital / Acquired Aortic Disease in Children

Lower Extremity Disease

  • Lower Extremity Occlusive Disease
    • Claudication (Conservative / Endovascular / Operative)
    • Critical Limb Ischemia (Conservative / Endovascular / Operative)
    • Traumatic
  • Lower Extremity Aneurysm Disease
    • Femoral
    • Popliteal
    • Traumatic
  • Iatrogenic Lower Extremity Disease
    • Pseudoaneurysms
    • Fistula
    • Occlusions
  • Deep Venous Disease (Conservative and complex reconstructions)
    • DVT
    • Post-phlebitic syndrome
    • Ulceration

Upper Extremity Disease 

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Arterial (Occlusion and aneurysm)
    • Venous (Paget-Schroeder Syndrome)
    • Neurogenic
  • Occlusive disease
  • Aneurysm Disease

Visceral Artery Disease

  • Celiac / Superior Mesenteric Artery / Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Celiac / SMA / Renal / Hepatic / Splenic Aneurysms

Great Vessel Disease

  • Innominate Artery Occlusive / Aneurysm Disease
  • Subclavian Artery Occlusive / Aneurysm Disease


  • Lower Extremity / Upper Extremity Arterial Wounds
  • Lower Extremity / Upper Extremity Venous Wounds


  • Arteritis
  • Raynaud's


The Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota, Division of Vascular Surgery is a fully accredited two-year training program in vascular surgery. We accept two fellows per year via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Upon completion, fellows will be eligible for the Certificate of Special Qualifications in Vascular Surgery granted by the American Board of Surgery.

Fellows will receive training in open vascular surgery, endovascular procedures, and the management of patients with hemodynamic instability, multiple organ system failure, complex co-existing medical problems. Noninvasive vascular interpretation training is also included.

Go to the Vascular Surgery Fellowship page for program and application information.