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Dr.Schermerhorn Named Chief of Vascular Surgery

Prolific Researcher Has Been at BIDMC Since 2004

  • Date: 11/16/2011

Marc Schermerhorn, MD, has been named the Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, one of three divisions of the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

A noted surgeon and a prolific researcher, Schermerhorn is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In collaboration with his colleagues in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, he has instituted a variety of advanced endovascular programs for the treatment of carotid, aortic and peripheral arterial disease.

Schermerhorn is a member of several influential federal committees, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research on Quality. He has been, or is currently, the principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator of more than 25 research projects sponsored by industry and the federal government, including a major grant funded by the National Institutes of Health-funded grant.

Schermerhorn, recently named a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, is a member of three editorial boards and a reviewer for nine other major journals. He has had more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, case reports, book chapters, and reviews published, and has been an invited lecturer at many national and international forums.

Schermerhorn received his MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at BIDMC, including a two-year research fellowship in the laboratory of John Mayer, MD, at Children's Hospital Boston. After completing a residency in vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, he pursued advanced endovascular training with Juan Parodi, MD, at the Instituto Cardiovasculaire de Buenos Aires. He joined the Dartmouth faculty in 2000, where he completed graduate studies in biostatistics and epidemiology and helped grow one of the premier endovascular programs in the country.

Schermerhorn was recruited back to BIDMC in 2004.