Bauer Sumpio, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Vascular) and of Diagnostic Radiology; Chief, Vascular Surgery; Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program; Program Director, Vascular Surgery Residency Training Program; Associate Director, Graduate Medical Education

Departments & Organizations

Cerebrovascular Program

Diabetes Center

Office of Student Research

Surgery: Sumpio Lab | Vascular Surgery

Vascular & Interventional Radiology: Endovascular Center

Vascular Center

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Dr. Bauer Sumpio received his medical degree in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Physiology in 1981 from Cornell University Medical College in New York. From 1981 to 1986 he was involved in post-graduate training in General Surgery at Yale University and from 1986 to 1987 he underwent fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Sumpio then returned to Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Vascular Surgery, as a faculty member and as Chief of Vascular Surgery at the VA Connecticut. In 1994, he was promoted to Full-Professor with tenure and was named as Vice-chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Chief of Vascular Surgery at Yale. His professional society memberships include the American Surgical Association, International College of Angiology, Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Cardiology, Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, American College of Surgeons, Society for University Surgeons, European Society for Vascular Surgery, Biomedical Engineering Society, American Heart Association and the American Physiological Society. He is a past Chair of the Research Council of the Society for Vascular Surgery and Secretary of the Association of Program Directors of Vascular Surgery. He has been on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Journal of American College of Surgeons, and Cell Transplantation. He has had continuous research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration and the American Heart Association since 1988 for his studies on the role of hemodynamics and vascular disease. He has published over 285 peer-reviewed papers and has edited and authored 4 books on vascular surgery and biology. Dr. Sumpio is the proud recipient of many prestigious honors and awards such as Best Doctor in NY 2006-2010 just to name a few.
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Education & Training

PhD Cornell University (1981)
MD Cornell University (1980)
Fellow University of North Carolina, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Board Certification AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (1988)
Board Certification AB of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (1990)

Honors & Recognition

  • Honorary FellowPhilippine College of Surgeons (2002)

  • America’s Best Doctor (2002)

  • Best Doctors in New York (2001)

  • Top Docs in Connecticut (2001)

  • Best Doctors in New York (2000)

  • Research Achievement AwardInternational College Angiology (1996)

  • American College of Surgeons Travelling FellowshipAmerican College of Surgeons Australia and New Zealand Chapter (1996)

  • E. J. Wylie Travelling Scholar in Vascular Surgery (1990), (1991)

  • Schering Scholarship AwardAmerican College of Surgeons (1985), (1986)

  • Runnerup - Young Investigators AwardShock Society (1983)

International Activity

  • Arterial Wall Biology Japan (2008)

    Dr. Sumpio is working with Asahikawa Medical College on an ongoing scientific collaboration designed to study the effects of hemodynamic forces on arterial wall biology.

  • Atherosclerosis Etiology Japan (2008)

    Professor Sumpio conducts collaborative research with colleagues at Chiba University in Tokyo studying the effects of shear stress on endothelial cell biology, the effects of homocysteine and nicotine on smooth muscle cells, and the etiology of atherosclerosis.

  • Atherosclerosis Risk Factors Greece (2008)

    Professor Sumpio conducts a clinical/basic science collaboration with researchers from the University of Athens on the risk factors for atherosclerosis.

  • Gene Therapy China (2008)

    Dr. Sumpio collaborates on gene therapy options for ischemic legs with Shanghai Medical College's Second Department.

  • Vascular Fellows Exchange Program United Kingdom (2008)

    Clinical Exchange Program with Royal Free Hospital

  • Guest Speaker Zurndorf, Austria (2002)

    Guest Speaker, European Cardiovascular Surgery Society, “Surgery of the cell-the new frontier for surgeons”

  • Invited faculty, Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery, “Surgical management of acute limb ischemia” Okinawa, Japan (2002)

    Invited faculty, Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery, “Surgical management of acute limb ischemia”

  • Guest Speaker, Philippine College of Surgeons, “Endovascular management of vascular trauma” Manila, Philippines (2002)

    Guest Speaker, Philippine College of Surgeons, “Endovascular management of vascular trauma”

  • Invited Speaker, Chinese Society for Vascular Surgery, “Genetic insights on Atherosclerosis” Shanghai, China (2001)

    Invited Speaker, Chinese Society for Vascular Surgery, “Genetic insights on Atherosclerosis”

  • Visiting Professor, XinHua Hospital, “Foot Ulcers” Shanghai, China (2001)

    Visiting Professor, XinHua Hospital, “Foot Ulcers”

  • Visiting Professor, Queen Mary Hospital, “Localization of Atherosclerosis” Hong Kong, China (2001)

    Visiting Professor, Queen Mary Hospital, “Localization of Atherosclerosis”

  • Invited Speaker, Scandinavian Society for Vascular Surgery, “Update on Atherosclerosis”, “Vascular Trauma” Reykjavik, Iceland (2001)

    Invited Speaker, Scandinavian Society for Vascular Surgery, “Update on Atherosclerosis”, “Vascular Trauma”

  • Invited Speaker Jeju, South Korea (2001)

    Invited Speaker, Korean Society for Vascular Surgery, “Update on Gene Therapy for Vascular Disease”

  • Invited Speaker, Icelandic Surgical Society, “Is Atherosclerosis a Curable Disease” Reykjavik, Iceland (2000)

    Invited Speaker, Icelandic Surgical Society, “Is Atherosclerosis a Curable Disease”

  • Invited Speaker, Icelandic Surgical Society, “Aggressive management of the diabetic foot” Reykjavik, Iceland (2000)

    Invited Speaker, Icelandic Surgical Society, “Aggressive management of the diabetic foot”

  • Guest Lecturer, Japan Vascular Surgery Society, “Treatment of Atherosclerosis: Hope for the New Millenium” Tokyo, Japan (2000)

    Guest Lecturer, Japan Vascular Surgery Society, “Treatment of Atherosclerosis: Hope for the New Millenium”

  • Invited Speaker Malmoe, Sweden (2000)

    European Society for Surgical Research, “Activation of FAK and c-src in vascular endothelial cells by cyclic strain”

  • Invited Visiting Professor Arhus, Denmark (2000)

    “Hemodynamic Forces and Vascular Biology”

  • Millenium Conference Speaker, European Society for Vascular Surgery, “Cure for Atherosclerosis-Hope of hype?, Royal Geographic Society London, United Kingdom (2000)

    Millenium Conference Speaker, European Society for Vascular Surgery, “Cure for Atherosclerosis-Hope of hype?, Royal Geographic Society

  • Young Investigator Award (Invited Speaker), Japan Surgical Society, "Nitric Oxide Synthase Induction in Endothelial Cells" Sendai, Japan (1999)

    Young Investigator Award (Invited Speaker), Japan Surgical Society, "Nitric Oxide Synthase Induction in Endothelial Cells"

  • Invited Guest, Toronto and Vicinity Vascular Society, "Multidisciplinary approach to diabetic limb salvage" Toronto, Canada (1999)

    Invited Guest, Toronto and Vicinity Vascular Society, "Multidisciplinary approach to diabetic limb salvage"

  • Invited Professor, Toronto General Hospital, "Mechanotransduction in vascular cells" Toronto, Canada (1999)

    Invited Professor, Toronto General Hospital, "Mechanotransduction in vascular cells"

  • Invited Plenary Speaker, Japan Society for Vascular Surgery, "Can surgeons control the destiny of a vascular graft" Tokyo, Japan (1999)

    Invited Plenary Speaker, Japan Society for Vascular Surgery, "Can surgeons control the destiny of a vascular graft"

  • Invited Symposium Speaker, Japan Society for Vascular Surgery, "Low molecular weight heparins: the drug for the new millenium" Tokyo, Japan (1999)

    Invited Symposium Speaker, Japan Society for Vascular Surgery, "Low molecular weight heparins: the drug for the new millenium"

  • Invited Speaker Sapporo, Japan (1999)

    Invited Speaker, International College of Angiology, "Surgery of the cell-hope or hype for angiology"

  • Invited Speaker, International Society for Heart Research, "Regulation of NOS expression in response to mechanical load in the vascular system" Rhodes, Greece (1998)

    Invited Speaker, International Society for Heart Research, "Regulation of NOS expression in response to mechanical load in the vascular system"

  • Invited Speaker, International Union of Angiology, "Is the Geometry of a Vascular Anastamosis Important?" Tokyo, Japan (1998)

    Invited Speaker, International Union of Angiology, "Is the Geometry of a Vascular Anastamosis Important?"

  • Invited Speaker Istanbul, Turkey (1997)

    "Vascular disease and biology"

  • Invited Speaker, Japanese Society for Abdominal Emergency Medicine, "Mesenteric Vascular Emergencies: Thoughts for the new millenium" Urayasu, Japan (1997)

    Invited Speaker, Japanese Society for Abdominal Emergency Medicine, "Mesenteric Vascular Emergencies: Thoughts for the new millenium"

  • Invited Speaker Bordeaux, France; Paris, France (1997)

    International Atherosclerosis Society

  • Invited Speaker Baguio, Philippines (1997)

    Philippine Stroke Society

  • Invited Speaker, Asian Vascular Society, "Gene Therapy- Hope or Hype?" Beijing, China (1997)

    Invited Speaker, Asian Vascular Society, "Gene Therapy- Hope or Hype?"

  • Invited Speaker, Australasian Society for Vascular Surgery Australia (1996 - 1996)

    Invited Speaker, Australasian Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Invited Speaker Manchester, United Kingdom (1996)

    International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology, "Mechanical forces and gene regulation"

  • Visiting Lecturer, "Transcriptional regulation by cyclic strain" London, United Kingdom (1996)

    Visiting Lecturer, "Transcriptional regulation by cyclic strain"

  • Invited Speaker, "Nitric oxide syntahase gene regulation by cyclic strain" London, United Kingdom (1996)

    Invited Speaker, "Nitric oxide syntahase gene regulation by cyclic strain"

  • Invited Speaker, Japan Society for Vascular Surgery, "Gene therapy for vascular diseases-Does it make sense or anti-sense?" Asahikawa, Japan (1996)

    Invited Speaker, Japan Society for Vascular Surgery, "Gene therapy for vascular diseases-Does it make sense or anti-sense?"

  • Young Investigator Award (Invited Speaker), Japan Surgical Society, "Effect of pulsatile pressure on endothelial cell proliferation" Nagoya, Japan (1995)

    Young Investigator Award (Invited Speaker), Japan Surgical Society, "Effect of pulsatile pressure on endothelial cell proliferation"

  • Invited Speaker, Department of Physiology, "Insights into the coupling of mechanical forces and vascular cell response" Nagoya, Japan (1995)

    Invited Speaker, Department of Physiology, "Insights into the coupling of mechanical forces and vascular cell response"

  • International College of Angiology (1993)

    International College of Angiology

  • Visiting Professor, "From Bench to Bedside- How EC Sense Changes in Hemodynamics" Chiba, Japan (1993)

    Visiting Professor, "From Bench to Bedside- How EC Sense Changes in Hemodynamics"

  • Visiting Professor Osaka-shi, Japan (1993)

    Visiting Professor, "Mechano-transduction systems in endothelial cells"

  • Invited Speaker, International Vascular Conference, "Effect of mechanical forces on vascular cells" Beijing, China (1993)

    Invited Speaker, International Vascular Conference, "Effect of mechanical forces on vascular cells"

  • International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (1990)

    International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Eastern Vascular Society (1990)

    Eastern Vascular Society

  • European Society for Vascular Surgery (1989)

    European Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Presentation- The role of adenylate cyclase in the transduction of pulsatile stretch signals to endothelial cells in culture, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto Toronto, Canada (1989)

    Presentation- The role of adenylate cyclase in the transduction of pulsatile stretch signals to endothelial cells in culture, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto

  • Presenter Toronto, Canada (1987)

    Presentation- Alterations in Endothelial Cell Morphology and Cytoskeletal Proteins During Repetitive Mechanical Stress, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Presentation- Effects of Viscosity and Oncotic Pressure on the Function of Isolated Perfused Rat Kidneys, Shock Society Montreal, Canada (1987)

    Presentation- Effects of Viscosity and Oncotic Pressure on the Function of Isolated Perfused Rat Kidneys, Shock Society

  • Presenter Toronto, Canada (1984)

    Presentation- Amelioration of Gentamicin Nephrotoxicity by ATP-MgCl2 Treatment, Shock Society

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