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    Andres Schanzer MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentSurgery
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-5599
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentQuantitative Health Sciences

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        1. Simons JP, Schanzer A. Reply. J Vasc Surg. 2014 May; 59(5):1474-5.
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        2. Arous EJ, Baril DT, Robinson WP, Aiello FA, Hevelone ND, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Institutional differences in carotid artery duplex diagnostic criteria result in significant variability in classification of carotid artery stenoses and likely lead to disparities in care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May; 7(3):423-9.
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        3. Hye RJ, Peden EK, O'Connor TP, Browne BJ, Dixon BS, Schanzer AS, Jensik SC, Dember LM, Jaff MR, Burke SK. Human type I pancreatic elastase treatment of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with chronic kidney disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug; 60(2):454-461.e1.
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        4. Aiello FA, Shue B, Kini N, Rosen A, Messina L, Robinson W, Gona P, Schanzer A. Outcomes reported by the Vascular Quality Initiative and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program are not comparable. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 60(1):152-159.e3.
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        5. Jones DW, Schanzer A, Zhao Y, Mackenzie TA, Nolan BW, Conte MS, Goodney PP. Growing impact of restenosis on the surgical treatment of peripheral arterial disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013; 2(6):e000345.
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        6. Mills JL, Conte MS, Armstrong DG, Pomposelli FB, Schanzer A, Sidawy AN, Andros G. The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: Risk stratification based on Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI). J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 59(1):220-234.e2.
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        7. Suckow BD, Kraiss LW, Stone DH, Schanzer A, Bertges DJ, Baril DT, Cronenwett JL, Goodney PP. Comparison of graft patency, limb salvage, and antithrombotic therapy between prosthetic and autogenous below-knee bypass for critical limb ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 27(8):1134-45.
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        8. De Martino RR, Brooke BS, Robinson W, Schanzer A, Indes JE, Wallaert JB, Nolan BW, Cronenwett JL, Goodney PP. Designation as "unfit for open repair" is associated with poor outcomes after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Sep 1; 6(5):575-81.
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        9. Ali MM, Loretz L, Shea A, Poorvu E, Robinson WP, Schanzer A, Messina LM, Baril DT. A contemporary comparative analysis of immediate postoperative prosthesis placement following below-knee amputation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 27(8):1146-53.
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        10. Simons JP, Baril DT, Goodney PP, Bertges DJ, Robinson WP, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A. The effect of postoperative myocardial ischemia on long-term survival after vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec; 58(6):1600-8.
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        11. Robinson WP, Baril DT, Taha O, Schanzer A, Larkin AC, Bismuth J, Mitchell EL, Messina LM. Simulation-based training to teach open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair to surgical residents requires dedicated faculty instruction. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul; 58(1):247-53.e1-2.
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        12. Columbo J, Simons JP, Baril DT, Schanzer A. Management of a patient with Turner syndrome presenting with an isolated left subclavian artery aneurysm. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Jul; 47(5):397-9.
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        13. Baril DT, Patel VI, Judelson DR, Goodney PP, McPhee JT, Hevelone ND, Cronenwett JL, Schanzer A. Outcomes of lower extremity bypass performed for acute limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 58(4):949-56.
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        14. Wallaert JB, Cronenwett JL, Bertges DJ, Schanzer A, Nolan BW, De Martino R, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Goodney PP. Optimal selection of asymptomatic patients for carotid endarterectomy based on predicted 5-year survival. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul; 58(1):112-8.
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        15. Stone DH, Goodney PP, Kalish J, Schanzer A, Indes J, Walsh DB, Cronenwett JL, Nolan BW. Severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with adverse outcomes in patients undergoing elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1531-6.
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        16. Simons JP, Goodney PP, Baril DT, Nolan BW, Hevelone ND, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A. The effect of postoperative stroke and myocardial infarction on long-term survival after carotid revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1581-8.
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        17. McPhee JT, Goodney PP, Schanzer A, Shaykevich S, Belkin M, Menard MT. Distal anastomotic vein adjunct usage in infrainguinal prosthetic bypasses. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Apr; 57(4):982-9.
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        18. Hoel AW, Nolan BW, Goodney PP, Zhao Y, Schanzer A, Stanley AC, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Cronenwett JL. Variation in smoking cessation after vascular operations. J Vasc Surg. 2013 May; 57(5):1338-44; quiz 1344.e1-4.
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        19. Robinson WP, Schanzer A, Cutler BS, Baril DT, Larkin AC, Eslami MH, Arous EJ, Messina LM. A randomized comparison of a 3-week and 6-week vascular surgery simulation course on junior surgical residents' performance of an end-to-side anastomosis. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 56(6):1771-80; discussion 1780-1.
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        20. Robinson WP, Schanzer A, Li Y, Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Eslami MH, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM. Derivation and validation of a practical risk score for prediction of mortality after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in a US regional cohort and comparison to existing scoring systems. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Feb; 57(2):354-61.
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        21. Psoinos CM, Simons JP, Baril DT, Robinson WP, Schanzer A. A Mycobacterium bovis mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm resulting from bladder cancer treatment, resection, and reconstruction with a cryopreserved aortic graft. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Jan; 47(1):61-4.
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        22. Schanzer A, Messina L. Two decades of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: enormous progress with serious lessons learned. J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Jun; 1(3):e000075.
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        23. Simons JP, Schanzer A, Nolan BW, Stone DH, Kalish JA, Cronenwett JL, Goodney PP. Outcomes and practice patterns in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jun; 55(6):1629-36.
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        24. Nolan BW, De Martino RR, Goodney PP, Schanzer A, Stone DH, Butzel D, Kwolek CJ, Cronenwett JL. Comparison of carotid endarterectomy and stenting in real world practice using a regional quality improvement registry. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 56(4):990-6.
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        25. Baril DT, Goodney PP, Robinson WP, Nolan BW, Stone DH, Li Y, Cronenwett JL, Schanzer A. Prior contralateral amputation predicts worse outcomes for lower extremity bypasses performed in the intact limb. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 56(2):353-60.
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        26. Suckow BD, Goodney PP, Cambria RA, Bertges DJ, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Indes JE, Schanzer A, Stone DH, Kraiss LW, Cronenwett JL. Predicting functional status following amputation after lower extremity bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Jan; 26(1):67-78.
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        27. Nolan BW, De Martino RR, Stone DH, Schanzer A, Goodney PP, Walsh DW, Cronenwett JL. Prior failed ipsilateral percutaneous endovascular intervention in patients with critical limb ischemia predicts poor outcome after lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):730-5; discussion 735-6.
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        28. Stone DH, Goodney PP, Schanzer A, Nolan BW, Adams JE, Powell RJ, Walsh DB, Cronenwett JL. Clopidogrel is not associated with major bleeding complications during peripheral arterial surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):779-84.
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        29. Schanzer A, Greenberg RK, Hevelone N, Robinson WP, Eslami MH, Goldberg RJ, Messina L. Predictors of abdominal aortic aneurysm sac enlargement after endovascular repair. Circulation. 2011 Jun 21; 123(24):2848-55.
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        30. Goodney PP, Schanzer A, Demartino RR, Nolan BW, Hevelone ND, Conte MS, Powell RJ, Cronenwett JL. Validation of the Society for Vascular Surgery's objective performance goals for critical limb ischemia in everyday vascular surgery practice. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 54(1):100-108.e4.
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        31. McPhee JT, Robinson WP, Eslami MH, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Surgeon case volume, not institution case volume, is the primary determinant of in-hospital mortality after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Mar; 53(3):591-599.e2.
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        32. Eslami MH, McPhee JT, Simons JP, Schanzer A, Messina LM. National trends in utilization and postprocedure outcomes for carotid artery revascularization 2005 to 2007. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 53(2):307-15.
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        33. Owens CD, Wake N, Kim JM, Hentschel D, Conte MS, Schanzer A. Endothelial function predicts positive arterial-venous fistula remodeling in subjects with stage IV and V chronic kidney disease. J Vasc Access. 2010 Oct-Dec; 11(4):329-34.
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        34. Bertges DJ, Goodney PP, Zhao Y, Schanzer A, Nolan BW, Likosky DS, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Cronenwett JL. The Vascular Study Group of New England Cardiac Risk Index (VSG-CRI) predicts cardiac complications more accurately than the Revised Cardiac Risk Index in vascular surgery patients. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep; 52(3):674-83, 683.e1-683.e3.
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        35. De Martino RR, Nolan BW, Goodney PP, Chang CK, Schanzer A, Cambria R, Bertges DJ, Cronenwett JL. Outcomes of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jul; 52(1):5-12.e1.
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        36. Simons JP, Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Cronenwett JL, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Failure to achieve clinical improvement despite graft patency in patients undergoing infrainguinal lower extremity bypass for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jun; 51(6):1419-24.
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        37. Schanzer A, Conte MS. Critical limb ischemia. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2010 Jun; 12(3):214-29.
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        38. Stone DH, Nolan BW, Schanzer A, Goodney PP, Cambria RA, Likosky DS, Walsh DB, Cronenwett JL. Protamine reduces bleeding complications associated with carotid endarterectomy without increasing the risk of stroke. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 51(3):559-64, 564.e1.
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        39. Schanzer A, Nahmias J, Korenda K, Eslami M, Arous E, Messina L. An increasing demand for integrated vascular residency training far outweighs the limited supply of positions. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Dec; 50(6):1513-8; discussion 1518.
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        40. Schanzer A. Impact of comorbidities on decision-making in chronic critical limb ischemia. Semin Vasc Surg. 2009 Dec; 22(4):209-15.
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        41. Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Schanzer A, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Stanley AC, Stone DH, Likosky DS, Cronenwett JL. Factors associated with death 1 year after lower extremity bypass in Northern New England. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jan; 51(1):71-8.
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        42. Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Schanzer A, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Bertges DJ, Stanley AC, Stone DH, Walsh DB, Powell RJ, Likosky DS, Cronenwett JL. Factors associated with amputation or graft occlusion one year after lower extremity bypass in northern New England. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 Jan; 24(1):57-68.
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        43. Schanzer A, Schanzer H. Commentary. Midterm outcome after the distal revascularization and interval ligation (DRIL) procedure. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2009 Sep; 21(3):198-200.
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        44. Eslami MH, Csikesz N, Schanzer A, Messina LM. Peripheral arterial interventions: trends in market share and outcomes by specialty, 1998-2005. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Nov; 50(5):1071-8.
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        45. Schanzer A, Goodney PP, Li Y, Eslami M, Cronenwett J, Messina L, Conte MS. Validation of the PIII CLI risk score for the prediction of amputation-free survival in patients undergoing infrainguinal autogenous vein bypass for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Oct; 50(4):769-75; discussion 775.
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        46. Steppacher R, Csikesz N, Eslami M, Arous E, Messina L, Schanzer A. An analysis of carotid artery stenting procedures performed in New York and Florida (2005-2006): procedure indication, stroke rate, and mortality rate are equivalent for vascular surgeons and non-vascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 49(6):1379-85; discussion 1385-6.
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        47. Schanzer A, Steppacher R, Eslami M, Arous E, Messina L, Belkin M. Vascular surgery training trends from 2001-2007: A substantial increase in total procedure volume is driven by escalating endovascular procedure volume and stable open procedure volume. J Vasc Surg. 2009 May; 49(5):1339-44.
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        48. McPhee J, Eslami MH, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in the United States (2001-2006): a significant survival benefit over open repair is independently associated with increased institutional volume. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 49(4):817-26.
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        49. Schanzer A, Mega J, Meadows J, Samson RH, Bandyk DF, Conte MS. Risk stratification in critical limb ischemia: derivation and validation of a model to predict amputation-free survival using multicenter surgical outcomes data. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Dec; 48(6):1464-71.
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        50. McPhee JT, Schanzer A, Messina LM, Eslami MH. Carotid artery stenting has increased rates of postprocedure stroke, death, and resource utilization than does carotid endarterectomy in the United States, 2005. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Dec; 48(6):1442-50, 1450.e1.
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        51. Schanzer A, Ciaranello AL, Schanzer H. Brachial artery ligation with total graft excision is a safe and effective approach to prosthetic arteriovenous graft infections. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Sep; 48(3):655-8.
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        52. Owens CD, Rybicki FJ, Wake N, Schanzer A, Mitsouras D, Gerhard-Herman MD, Conte MS. Early remodeling of lower extremity vein grafts: inflammation influences biomechanical adaptation. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Jun; 47(6):1235-42.
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        53. Schanzer A, Hevelone N, Owens CD, Beckman JA, Belkin M, Conte MS. Statins are independently associated with reduced mortality in patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass graft surgery for critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Apr; 47(4):774-781.
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        54. Schanzer A, Hevelone N, Owens CD, Belkin M, Bandyk DF, Clowes AW, Moneta GL, Conte MS. Technical factors affecting autogenous vein graft failure: observations from a large multicenter trial. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Dec; 46(6):1180-90; discussion 1190.
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        55. Schanzer A, Hoel A, Owens CD, Wake N, Nguyen LL, Conte MS, Belkin M. Restenosis after carotid endarterectomy performed with routine intraoperative duplex ultrasonography and arterial patch closure: a contemporary series. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Jun-Jul; 41(3):200-5.
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        56. Schanzer A, Owens CD, Conte MS, Belkin M. Superficial femoral artery percutaneous intervention is an effective strategy to optimize inflow for distal origin bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Apr; 45(4):740-3.
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        57. Owens CD, Ho KJ, Kim S, Schanzer A, Lin J, Matros E, Belkin M, Conte MS. Refinement of survival prediction in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass surgery: stratification by chronic kidney disease classification. J Vasc Surg. 2007 May; 45(5):944-52.
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        58. Schanzer A, Nguyen LL, Owens CD, Schanzer H. Use of digital pressure measurements for the diagnosis of AV access-induced hand ischemia. Vasc Med. 2006 Nov; 11(4):227-31.
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        59. Fitzgerald JT, Schanzer A, McVicar JP, Chin AI, Perez RV, Troppmann C. Upper arm arteriovenous fistula versus forearm looped arteriovenous graft for hemodialysis access: a comparative analysis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2005 Nov; 19(6):843-50.
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        60. Chin AI, Chang W, Fitzgerald JT, Schanzer A, Perez RV, McVicar JP, Troppmann C. Intra-access blood flow in patients with newly created upper-arm arteriovenous native fistulae for hemodialysis access. Am J Kidney Dis. 2004 Nov; 44(5):850-8.
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        61. Fitzgerald JT, Schanzer A, Chin AI, McVicar JP, Perez RV, Troppmann C. Outcomes of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas for maintenance hemodialysis access. Arch Surg. 2004 Feb; 139(2):201-8.
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        62. Schanzer A, Wong GB. Air dissipation in saline breast implants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Jun; 109(7):2238-41.
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