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Naiem Nassiri, MD, RPVI

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular); Co-Director, Vascular Malformations Program (VaMP); Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular), Vascular & Endovascular Surgery; Chief, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Naiem Nassiri, MD, RPVI

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Dr. Nassiri received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and attended medical school at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He completed his surgical internship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was subsequently selected as one of the first few individuals in the country into the then newly established integrated vascular & endovascular surgery residency program, graduating in 2013 from the New York Heart & Vascular Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was then recruited to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as the first integrated-trained vascular surgeon in the state of New Jersey. There, in addition to practicing the entire gamut of vascular and endovascular operations, he was able to found, direct, and grow a number of collaborative, multidisciplinary programs including the reputable Vascular Anomalies & Malformations Program (VAMP) - an entity he has re-established and grown to international prominence here at Yale.

In his current role, Dr. Nassiri focuses his practice on the endovascular and hybrid repair of complex thoracic, abdominal, and thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies; extracranial cerebrovascular revascularization; and the comprehensive management of vascular malformations. As part of the Aortic Institute at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Nassiri performed the first physician-assembled, branched, endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm operation at Yale New Haven Hospital in October 2021.

He serves as the Director of Clinical Research for Vascular Surgery within the Yale New Haven Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, and serves as a Special Government Employee for the United States Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Education & Training

  • Vascular Surgery Residency
    Lenox Hill Heart & Vascular Institute of New York (2013)
  • General Surgery Internship
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (2009)
  • MD
    Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), School of Medicine (2008)
  • BS
    University of California, Irvine (UCI), Biological Sciences (Cum Laude) (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
National Doctor's Day Patient Care AwardRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation2017
Top Doctors, New JerseyPatient Reviews, Certified2016

Professional Service

Medical Devices Advisory Committee, United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices & Radiological HealthExpert Vascular & Endovascular Surgical Consultant for the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health2022 - Present
International Society for Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)Ad-hoc Committee for Classification of Vascular Anomalies2021 - Present
Nature Scientific ReportsReviewer2021 - Present
The Heart & Vascular Center at Yale New Haven HospitalDirector, Site-Based Clinical Research for Vascular Surgery2021 - Present
Journal of Vascular SurgeryEditorial Board, Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS)2021 - Present
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR)Reviewer2020 - Present
Science Translational MedicineReviewer2020 - Present
American College of RadiologyCommittee on Appropriateness Criteria; Vascular Malformations and Infantile Vascular Tumors2020 - Present
Swiss National Science FoundationExpert reviewer for vascular anomalies and malformations for Switzerland's largest research funding organization2020 - Present
AortaReviewer2018 - Present
Vascular Investigation and TherapyAssociate Editor2018 - Present
VA New England Healthcare SystemVISN I Lead, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery2018 - 2020
Catheterization and Cardiovascular InterventionsAd hoc reviewer2017 - Present
International Society for Endovascular Specialists (ISES)Member2017 - Present
Journal of Interventional Cardiology (JOIC)Ad hoc reviewer2016 - Present
Clinics in Surgery - Vascular SurgeryAssociate Editor2016 - Present
Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular MedicineAssociate Editor2016 - Present
Journal of Vascular SurgeryAd hoc reviewer2016 - Present
VASA European Journal of Vascular MedicineAd hoc reviewer2016 - Present
Vascular & Endovascular SurgeryAd hoc reviewer2016 - Present
International Society for Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)Member2014 - Present
Annals of Vascular SurgeryAd hoc reviewer2013 - Present
Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)Member2013 - Present

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