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Alan Dardik

MD/PhD, FACS, DFSVS, FAHA
Professor of Surgery (Vascular) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Vice Chair, Faculty Affairs, Surgery

Contact Information

Alan Dardik, MD/PhD, FACS, DFSVS, FAHA

Patient Care Location

Lab Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    10 Amistad Street; PO Box 208089

    New Haven, CT 06520-8089

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Alan Dardik is a surgeon-scientist who harnesses the power of molecular biology to achieve a modern understanding of vascular disease, and then use the basic science laboratory to ultimately benefit patients with vascular diseases. 

Dr. Dardik trained at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital before his appointment to the Yale faculty in 2001. Dr. Dardik focuses his clinical practice on teaching at the VA Connecticut, where he was formerly the Chief of Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Dardik has won the C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching from Yale’s Department of Surgery and the Faculty Teaching Award from St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Dardik is also a Vice Chair of Yale’s Department of Surgery where he is charged with Faculty Affairs, and he has served as Yale's Interim Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

The Dardik laboratory studies the healing and function of blood vessels, fistulae and vessel patches that are used in patients having vascular surgery. The laboratory is trying to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which vein graft adaptation and arteriovenous fistula maturation result in positive remodeling and successful adaptation to the arterial environment, yet often proceed, in the long-term, to neointimal hyperplasia and failure. The laboratory also studies novel methods to deliver stem cells to diabetic wounds. The laboratory is funded from the NIH as well as Yale's Department of Surgery.

Dr. Dardik currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the newly launched journal JVS-Vascular Science; he is the past President of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the Association of VA Surgeons as well as of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Dardik has run several national and international meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, and has served on numerous peer review committees including review for the NIH, the VA, and Vascular Cures. Dr. Dardik has edited several textbooks including “Vascular Surgery: A Global Perspective” and “Stem cell therapy for vascular diseases.”

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Vascular Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2001)
  • Chief Resident
    General Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2000)
  • Specialist Registrar
    The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England (1999)
  • Resident
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH F32)
    Johns Hopkins University (1997)
  • MD/PhD
    University of Pennsylvania (1993)
  • BS
    Yale University, Computer Science (1986)

Activities

  • Taking vessel identity from bench to bedside: The joys of being a surgeon-scientist
    Calgary, AB, Canada 2022
    The McPhedran Lecture, The University of Calgary
  • Lessons from the human umbilical vein biograft
    Naples, Campania, Italy 2022
    Vintage Pride: Open Surgery in the Treatment of Critical Ischemia
  • Why should cardiovascular surgeons care about translational research?
    Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 2022
    the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Behavior of bovine pericardial patches
    Strasbourg, Grand Est, France 2021
    The 12th European Symposium for Vascular Biomaterials
  • The RADAR Technique of Arteriovenous Fistula Creation
    Beijing, Beijing, China 2021
    the 13th China Endovascular Course (CEC 2021)
  • Paclitaxel eluting technology, where do we stand?
    Beijing, Beijing, China 2021
    The 6th China Vascular Congress CVC 2021
  • RADAR: The artery to vein configuration of AVF
    Singapore, Singapore 2021
    Dialysis Access Synergy DASy Rainbow meeting
  • Systemic Inflammatory Disease is Associated With Type II Endoleak and Late Interventions After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair; Using the epidemiology of chronic limb-threatening ischemia to estimate the number of patients amenable to different types of therapy
    Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2020
    48th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Unmet clinical needs to improve the outcome of vein grafts
    Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden 2020
    European Society for Vascular Surgery Translational Meeting
  • Improving the outcome of vein grafts and fistulae: Should surgeons turn veins into arteries?
    Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden 2019
    Invited lecture, Karolinska University
  • Will Eph receptors improve results of vascular remodeling?
    Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France 2016
    Visiting Professor lecture, University of Nice, Nice, France
  • Delivery Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Biomimetic Engineered Scaffolds Promotes Healing Of Diabetic Ulcers
    London, England, United Kingdom 2016
    16th Annual Meeting of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society
  • Improving the outcome of vein grafts and fistulae: Should surgeons turn veins into arteries?
    Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2016
    44th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery
  • How do veins and patches adapt to their new surgical environment?
    Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2016
    Invited lecture, Department of Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Presidential Address
    Athens, Attica, Greece 2015
    Annual meeting of the International Society for Vascular Surgery
  • How do vascular interventions fail, and what are the opportunities?
    London, England, United Kingdom 2015
    Invited lecture, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of London
  • 1) Metabolic Syndrome Predicts High Risk Status for Vascular Surgery; 2) What is different about carotid angioplasty in elderly patients?
    Changsha, Hunan, China 2015
    9th China Southern Endovascular Congress; 6th Wang Zhong Gao Vascular Forum
  • Modern Alchemy: Turning veins into arteries
    Oxford, United Kingdom 2011
    The Litchfield Lecturership

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The McPhedran LectureThe University of Calgary2022
Distinguished keynote lecture, the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Cardiovascular SurgeryJapanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery2022
Presidential address, New England Society for Vascular SurgeryNew England Society for Vascular Surgery2021
Presidential address, Association of VA SurgeonsAssociation of VA Surgeons2021
Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineeringwww.ctcase.org2021
The Conrad Jobst LectureshipThe University of Michigan and the Jobst Vascular Institute2018
SVS Presidential Citation AwardSociety for Vascular Surgery2018
Keynote address, the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, Banff, Canadathe Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery2017
Keynote address, The 2nd China Vascular Congress, Beijing, ChinaThe 2nd China Vascular Congress CVC 20172017
President’s AwardInternational Society for Vascular Surgery2016
The Smithwick Visiting Professorship in Vascular SurgeryBoston University2016
Keynote speaker; 16th Annual Meeting of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, London, UKTissue and Cell Engineering Society2016
Presidential Address, International Society for Vascular SurgeryInternational Society for Vascular Surgery2015
Keynote speaker; European Society for Vascular Surgery Spring meeting; Frankfurt, GermanyEuropean Society for Vascular Surgery2015
FellowAmerican Surgical Association2015
Master of Arts Degree (honorary)Yale University, New Haven, CT2015
Fellow (FAHA)American Heart Association2014
Keynote Speaker; 11th annual China National Congress of Vascular Surgery, Changsha, ChinaChinese Society for Vascular Surgery2012
Keynote speaker, 12th annual meeting; Belo Horizonte, BrazilEncontro Mineiro De Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular, Brazil2012
The Litchfield LecturershipOxford University, Oxford, UK2011
Keynote Speaker, 4th annual meeting; Changsha, ChinaChinese National Symposium on Vascular Disease2011
Keynote Speaker, 11th annual congress; Kyoto, JapanAsian Society for Vascular Surgery2010
Distinguished Fellowship (DFSVS)Society for Vascular Surgery2007
Keynote speaker, 35th annual meeting; Nagoya, JapanJapanese Society for Vascular Surgery2007
American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to JapanAmerican College of Surgeons2006
The William J. von Liebig Award (highest ranking vascular surgery basic science research proposal)Lifeline Foundation/American Vascular Association2006
C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty TeachingDepartment of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT2006
Honorable Mention, C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty TeachingDepartment of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT2005
The William J. von Liebig Vascular Academic AwardPeripheral Vascular Surgery Society2004
Faculty Teaching AwardSurgical Residents of St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT2004
Franklin Martin Faculty Research Fellowship (highest ranking faculty research proposal)American College of Surgeons2002
International Vascular Biology Travel AwardNorth American Vascular Biology Organization2002
E.J.Wylie Traveling FellowshipLifeline Foundation2002
Dennis Jahnigen Career Development Scholar AwardAmerican Geriatrics Society2002
Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery AwardVascular Cures2002
Faculty Teaching AwardSurgical Residents of St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT2002
First Place, Fellow and Resident Paper Competition Chesapeake Vascular Society, Annapolis, MD2000
Surgical Resident and Fellows AwardBaltimore Academy of Surgery, Baltimore, MD1997
Upjohn Award for Clinical ResearchJohns Hopkins University Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD1997
Upjohn Award for Clinical Research (for outstanding clinical research by a resident member of the Department of Surgery)Johns Hopkins University Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD1996
Sandoz Surgical Student Research Award (for superior accomplishment in biomedical research)Association for Academic Surgery1993
Balduin Lucke Memorial Prize (for superior research in experimental medicine and biology)University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA1992
William D Carey Science Award (for an outstanding graduate student in science and engineering)American Association for the Advancement of Science1991
Summa Cum LaudeYale University, New Haven, CT1986
Distinction in the Major, Computer ScienceYale University, New Haven, CT1986
Tau Beta PiYale University, New Haven, CT1985
Phi Beta KappaYale University, New Haven, CT1984
ValedictorianThe Frisch School, Paramus, NJ1982

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
JVS-Vascular ScienceEditor-in-Chief2022 - Present
New England Surgical Society Scholars FoundationConnecticut Director2020 - Present
New England Society for Vascular SurgeryPresident2020 - 2021
Yale Department of SurgeryChair, Triennial Leave Committee2020 - Present
JVS-Vascular ScienceEditor2019 - 2022
Yale Department of SurgeryResearch Advisory Committee2019 - Present
Yale Department of SurgeryCo-chair, Faculty Advisory Committee2019 - Present
Association of VA Surgeons (AVAS)President2019 - 2021
Yale School of MedicineTerm Appointments and Promotions Committee2019 - Present
Yale Department of SurgeryChair, Appointments and Promotions Committee2018 - Present
Yale School of MedicineOffice of Student Research Leadership Search Committee2018 - 2019
Yale School of MedicineAppointments and Promotions Committee, Department of Surgery2018 - Present
Journal of Vascular SurgeryAssociate Editor, Basic Science2018 - Present
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Paris, France)study section2017
Yale University School of MedicineAd Hoc Committee to Review the Criteria for Appointments and Promotions in the Clinician-Educator Track2016 - 2017
NIH NIDDKZRG1 DKUS-J (03) M study section2016
American College of SurgeonsChair, Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery2015 - 2019
International Society for Vascular SurgeryMeeting Organizer, ISVS 2015 Annual Congress, Athens, Greece2015
New England Surgical SocietyNew England Surgical Society Scholar Foundation review committee2015 - 2017
Fondazione Cariplo (Milan, Italy)study section2015 - 2017
Society for Vascular SurgeryChair, Research Council2015 - 2018
Society for Vascular SurgeryBoard of Directors2015 - 2018
International Society for Vascular SurgeryPresident2014 - 2016
International Society for Vascular SurgeryMeeting Organizer, ISVS 2014 Annual Congress, Guangzhou China2014
Yale University School of Medicine, Dept of Surgeryreview internal grant applications for the Ohse awards2014 - 2016
Yale University School of MedicineSenior Faculty Allotment Committee2013 - 2016
Journal of Surgical ResearchAssociate Editor2013 - 2017
AortaEditor for Molecular Biology and Pathophysiology2013 - Present
Society for Vascular SurgeryCourse Director, Emerging Concepts of Vascular Physiology and Therapy, Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), Lake Buena Vista, FL2013
Association of VA SurgeonsChairman, Local arrangements committee, AVAS 2014 New Haven meeting2013 - 2014
Rutherford’s Textbook of Vascular Surgery (8th edition)Editor, Basic Science2012 - 2013
Society for Vascular SurgeryCourse Director, Experimental and Applied Vascular Biology, Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), Chicago, IL2012
NIH NHLBIBTSS study section2012
NIH NHLBINIH NHLBI Institutional Training Mechanism (NITM) Review Committee2012 - Present
Society for Vascular SurgeryCourse Director, Basic Foundations of Translational Research in Vascular Disease, Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), Chicago, IL2011
Association for Academic SurgeryExecutive Committee; Councilor, Class of 20022010 - 2012
Society for Vascular SurgeryCourse Director, Research Models of Human Vascular Disease, Research Initiatives in Vascular Disease Conference, San Francisco, CA2010
Veterans Affairs (VA)VA Merit Study section; Chair 2011-20122010 - 2012
Society for Vascular SurgeryChair, study section for K08/K23/Wylie traveling/resident/student grants and awards2009 - 2013
American Heart AssociationProgram Committee, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Spring Conference2009 - 2013
NIH NHLBIVCMB study section2009
Vascular Cures (Pacific Vascular Research Foundation)Wylie Scholar Award Committee2007 - 2016
American Geriatrics SocietyProgram Committee, Section for Surgical and Related Medical Specialties2007 - 2009
VascularEditorial Board2007 - Present
Annals of Vascular SurgeryEditorial Board2007 - Present
Society for Vascular SurgeryResearch and Education Committee; Chairman 2009-20132006 - 2013
VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CTCompensation and Pay Committee2006 - Present
Journal of Vascular SurgeryEditorial Board2006 - 2012
Eastern Vascular SocietyIssues Committee Chairman 2009-20102006 - 2010
VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CTPreservation-Amputation Care and Treatment (PACT) Committee2005 - Present
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryStudent Thesis Committee2002 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CTChair, Surgical Case and Other Invasive Procedure (SOIP) Committee2001 - 2017

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