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Roman Nowygrod, MD, FACS

Positions and Appointments

1993-present  Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2010-present  Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2003-present  Director, Surgery Preceptorship
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
1993-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Reconstructive arterial surgery: Extremity and visceral bypass, aneurysms, carotid disease

Minimally access vascular surgery: Endovascular repairs, venous procedures

Surgical and medical management of venous disorders

Renal transplantation and angioaccess

Research Interests

Prosthetic bypass graft modifications, improved techniques in bypass and venous surgery, coagulation management in vascular surgery and disease

Outcomes analyses in aortic, endovascular and peripheral vascular surgery

Education and Training

1976-1977  Transplant-Vascular Fellow
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1974-1976  Residency, General Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1972-1974  Research Fellow
University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
1974  MS
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1970-1971  Internship, General Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1970  MD
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1966  BA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Board Certifications

Special Certification, Vascular Surgery, 1983

American Board of Surgery, 1978

Professional Experience

1992-1994   Chief, Division of General Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1989-1992   Director, Lockwood Surgical Service
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1986-1990   Director, Liver Transplantation
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1977-1985   Assistant Director, Renal Transplantation
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Professional Honors

New York Best Doctors, 2009

Distinguished Practioner of The Year 2011 (Society of Practioners, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center)

Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York, 1998-2006

New York Magazine: New York’s Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons, 2002

N.I.H. Young Investigator Award, 1978-1981

Thomas C. King Teaching Award, 1994

N.I.H. Trainee Award, 1972-1974

Professional Societies and Committees

American Association for Advancement of Science
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
International Society for Endovascular Surgery
New York Surgical Society
New York Transplant Society, Founding Member
New York Vascular Society
Society Internationale de Chirurgie
Society for Vascular Surgery
Society of University Surgeons
The Transplantation Society

Selected Publications

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Selected Publications

Impact of monocytic cells on recovery of uncultivable bacteria from atherosclerotic lesions.
Rafferty B, Jönsson D, Kalachikov S, Demmer RT, Nowygrod R, Elkind MS, Bush H Jr, Kozarov E. J Intern Med. 2011 Sep;270(3):273-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02373.x. Epub 2011 Apr 11.

Cultivation of Enterobacter hormaechei from human atherosclerotic tissue.
Rafferty B, Dolgilevich S, Kalachikov S, Morozova I, Ju J, Whittier S, Nowygrod R, Kozarov E. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2011;18(1):72-81. Epub 2010 Oct 20.

Recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator in the treatment of acute renal artery thrombosis after kidney transplantation.
Garcia A, Vedula G, Nowygrod R, Ratner LE, Goldstein MJ. Am J Transplant. 2010 Aug;10(8):1931-3. Epub 2010 Jul 15.

An analysis of the outcomes of a decade of experience with lower extremity revascularization including limb salvage, lengths of stay, and safety.
Egorova NN, Guillerme S, Gelijns A, Morrissey N, Dayal R, McKinsey JF, Nowygrod R. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Apr;51(4):878-85, 885.e1. Epub 2010 Jan 4.

Anti-receptor for advanced glycation end products therapies as novel treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Zhang F, Kent KC, Yamanouchi D, Zhang Y, Kato K, Tsai S, Nowygrod R, Schmidt AM, Liu B. Ann Surg. 2009 Sep;250(3):416-23.

Bilateral carotid endarterectomy as treatment of vascular pulsatile tinnitus.
Singh DP, Forte AJ, Brewer MB, Nowygrod R. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jul;50(1):183-5. Epub 2009 May 15. Review.

Insurance status predicts access to care and outcomes of vascular disease.
Giacovelli JK, Egorova N, Nowygrod R, Gelijns A, Kent KC, Morrissey NJ. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Oct;48(4):905-11. Epub 2008 Jun 30.

Shifting paradigms in the treatment of lower extremity vascular disease: a report of 1000 percutaneous interventions.
DeRubertis BG, Faries PL, McKinsey JF, Chaer RA, Pierce M, Karwowski J, Weinberg A, Nowygrod R, Morrissey NJ, Bush HL, Kent KC. Ann Surg. 2007 Sep;246(3):415-22; discussion 422-4.

Outcomes of endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Greco G, Egorova N, Anderson PL, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, Nowygrod R, Arons R, McKinsey J, Morrissey NJ, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Mar;43(3):453-459.

Trends, complications, and mortality in peripheral vascular surgery.
Nowygrod R, Egorova N, Greco G, Anderson P, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, McKinsey J, Morrissey N, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Feb;43(2):205-16.

Tibial angioplasty as an alternative strategy in patients with limb-threatening ischemia.
Clair DG, Dayal R, Faries PL, Bernheim J, Nowygrod R, Lantis JC 2nd, Beavers FP, Kent KC. Ann Vasc Surg. 2005 Jan;19(1):63-8.

Continuity in the treatment of carotid artery disease: results of a carotid stenting program initiated by vascular surgeons.
Faries PL, Dayal R, Clair DG, Bernheim J, Morrissey N, Trociola S, Hollenbeck S, Mousa A, Mahanor E, Nowygrod R, Bush H, McKinsey J, Kent KC. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Nov;18(6):669-76.

Understanding trends in inpatient surgical volume: vascular interventions, 1980-2000.
Anderson PL, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, Arons R, Gupta L, Weinberg A, Faries PL, Nowygrod R, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Jun;39(6):1200-8.

A statewide experience with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: rapid diffusion with excellent early results.
Anderson PL, Arons RR, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns A, Magnell C, Faries PL, Clair D, Nowygrod R, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Jan;39(1):10-9.

Off-pump right atrial thrombectomy for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis.
Morgan JA, Kherani AR, Vigilance DW, Cheema FH, Colletti NJ, Sahar DI, Jan KM, Diuguid DL, Nowygrod R, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Aug;76(2):615-7.

Results of crossmatch between chimpanzee lymphocytes and sera of highly sensitized potential renal transplant recipients.
Rabkin DG, Nowygrod R, Hardy MA, Reemtsma K. Xenotransplantation. 2002 Sep;9(5):359-62.

Blockade of receptor for advanced glycation end-products restores effective wound healing in diabetic mice.
Goova MT, Li J, Kislinger T, Qu W, Lu Y, Bucciarelli LG, Nowygrod S, Wolf BM, Caliste X, Yan SF, Stern DM, Schmidt AM. Am J Pathol. 2001 Aug;159(2):513-25.

Vascular clips have no significant effect on the cellular proliferation, intimal changes, or peak systolic velocity at anastomoses in rabbit vein grafts.
Caiati JM, Madigan JD, Bhagat G, Benvenisty AI, Nowygrod R, Todd GJ. J Surg Res. 2000 Jul;92(1):

Kim LJ, Chen JM, Zucker HA, Benvenisty AL, Todd GJ, Nowygrod R. A novel case of pediatric abdominal aortic aneurysm with visceral arterial stenoses. J Vasc Surg 1997: 778-783

Spanier TB, Oz MC, Madigan JD, Rose EA, Stern DM, Nowygrod R, Schmidt A. Selective anticoagulation with active site blocked factor 1xai in synthetic patch vascular repair results in decreased blood loss and operative time. ASAIO 1997: 526-530

Chuter TAM, Vicomi S, Slater J, Nowygrod R, Risberg B. Canine model of abdominal aortic aneurysm treated by endovascular graft implantation. Cardiovasc Surg 1997: 5:490-496

Allendorf JD, Bessler M, Huang J, Kayton ML, Laird D, Nowygrod R, Treat MR. Helium-neon laser irradiation at fluences of 1,2 and 4 J/cm2 failed to accelerate wound healing as assessed by both wound contracture rate and tensile strength. Lasers in Surg Med 1997: 20:340-345

Nowygrod R, Chen J, Kim L, Zucker N. A novel case of pediatric abdominal aortic aneurysm with visceral arterial stenoses. J Vasc Surg 1997: 25:778-783

King TC, Nowygrod R, Todd GJ, Treat MR and Weber CJ. Surgery: Pretest: Self-assessment and Review 3d ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985

King TC, Colacchio BA, Nowygrod R, Todd GJ. Surgery: Pretest: Self-assessment and Review 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, (1981) c 1982


Nowygrod R. Ultrasonography and computed tomography in evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ernst CB, Stanley JC Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery, Fourth edition. pp. 221-224, 2001 Mosby Press, St. Louis

Nowygrod R. Inside the operating room: Varicose veins. In: Rose E Second Opinion: The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery. 2000, St. Martin’s Press, N.Y.

Chuter TAM, Nowygrod R. Endovascular bifurcated graft insertion for aortic aneurysm repair. In : Parodi, Veith, Marin Endovascular Grafting Techniques, Chap. 10. Medica, PA. Williams and Wilkins, 1999

Nowygrod R, Campbell A, Mulligan M. Reperfusion injury in lower extremity ischemia. In: Zikria BA, Oz MC, Carlson RW. Injury and Clinical Capillary Leak Syndrome. Armonk, New York: Futura 1994. Pp. 203-214

Hardy MA, Stake K, Fawwaz R, Nowygrod R, Reemtsma K. Experimental islet allografts and xenografts as a potential diabetic cure. In: Friedman EZ, L’Esperance FA Jr. Diabetic Renal-Retinal Syndrome. Vol 2. Prevention and Management. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1982. Pp. 503-518

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