• Dr. Pearce graduated from Duke University with a degree in biology and attended medical school at the University of Texas. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was recognized during his clinical medicine rotation as the most outstanding student in his class. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals where he was awarded the Gold Foundation in Humanism award twice and was a Robert Baker Golden Apple Teaching Award winner. Dr. Pearce was honored to be the administrative chief resident for his class.

    He then completed the vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, after which he was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas for three years. He returned UAB as a faculty member in 2013. Dr. Pearce serves as Program Director for the Vascular Integrated Residency and Fellowship programs.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Progressive aortic enlargement in medically managed acute type B aortic dissections with visceral aortic involvementJournal of Vascular Surgery.  76:1466-1476.e1. 2022
    2022 Migration of High Cardiac Risk Patients from Open to Endovascular Procedures is Evident within the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative 2022
    2022 Aortic visceral segment instability is evident following thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute and subacute type B aortic dissectionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  76:389-399.e1. 2022
    2022 Association of Statin and Antiplatelet Use with Survival in Patients with AAA with and without Concomitant Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease 2022
    2022 Clinical practice and volume trends of inferior vena cava filter usage at a single tertiary care center during a 19-year periodJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  10:887-893. 2022
    2022 Vascular complications based on mode of extracorporeal membrane oxygenationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  75:2037-2046.e2. 2022
    2021 Trends in the use of cerebrospinal drains and outcomes related to spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair and complex endovascular aortic repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative databaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:1067-1078. 2021
    2021 Association between thoracoabdominal aneurysm extent and mortality after complex endovascular repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1925-1933.e3. 2021
    2021 Thoracofemoral bypass outcomes in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1991-1997.e3. 2021
    2021 Describing Clinically Significant Arrhythmias in Postoperative Vascular Surgery Patients 2021
    2021 The association between preoperative length of stay and surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass for chronic limb-threatening ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1340-1349.e2. 2021
    2021 Carotid endarterectomy with concomitant distal endovascular intervention is associated with increased rates of stroke and deathJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:960-967.e1. 2021
    2021 Timing of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection and the association with complicationsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:826-835. 2021
    2021 Implementation of an enhanced recovery program for lower extremity bypassJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:554-563. 2021
    2021 Long-Term Trends in Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation and Myocardial Infarction after Elective Vascular Procedures 2021
    2021 Prevalence and Outcomes of Endovascular Infrapopliteal Interventions for Intermittent Claudication 2021
    2020 Examination of race and infrainguinal bypass conduit use in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeVascular.  28:739-746. 2020
    2020 The Spatial Morphology of Intraluminal Thrombus Influences Type II Endoleak after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms 2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent Claudication 2020
    2019 Concomitant true and false lumen “parallel thoracic endovascular aortic repair” as an endovascular alternative to open arch/descending aortic reconstruction for chronic DeBakey type I dissection with aneurysmal degenerationJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques.  5:557-560. 2019
    2019 Impact of secondary interventions on mortality after fenestrated branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:1737-1746.e1. 2019
    2019 Thoracic endovascular stent graft repair for ascending aortic diseasesJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:1384-1389.e1. 2019
    2019 Endosuture aneurysm repair in patients treated with Endurant II/IIs in conjunction with Heli-FX EndoAnchor implants for short-neck abdominal aortic aneurysmJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:732-740. 2019
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:539-546. 2019
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvageJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2018
    2017 The role of surgeon modified fenestrated stent grafts in the treatment of aneurysms involving the branched visceral aorta 2017
    2017 Routine extended follow-up surveillance of iliac vein stents for iliocaval venous obstruction may not be warrantedJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  5:500-505. 2017
    2016 Readmission rates after lower extremity bypass vary significantly by surgical indicationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  64:458-464. 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care systemJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:177-181. 2016
    2015 Outcomes after celiac artery coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  62:36-42. 2015
    2014 Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended timeJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:377-382. 2014
    2014 Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval successJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:21-25. 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size thresholdJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:1458-1466. 2013
    2012 The current role of endovascular intervention in the management of diabetic peripheral arterial disease 2012
    2009 Using IVUS during EVAR and TEVAR: Improving Patient OutcomesSeminars in Vascular Surgery.  22:172-180. 2009
    2008 Early Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair for Acute Complicated Type B Dissection Using the Gore TAG Endoprosthesis 2008
    2007 Metachronous giant brachial artery pseudoaneurysms: A case report and review of the literatureVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  41:467-472. 2007
    2005 Endovascular solutions to complications of open aortic repairVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  39:221-228. 2005
    2005 Modulation of vascular remodeling induced by a brief intraluminal exposure to the recombinant R7020 strain of Herpes simplex-1Journal of Vascular Surgery.  41:115-121. 2005
    2004 Integrating surgery and radiology in one suite: A multicenter studyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  40:494-499. 2004
    2004 Limb salvage after infrainguinal bypass graft failureJournal of Vascular Surgery.  39:951-957. 2004
    2003 Current status of intravascular stents as delivery devices to prevent restenosisVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  37:231-237. 2003

    Research Overview

  • abdominal aortic aneurysm, lower extremity limb salvage outcomes, teaching and resident education
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by LOMBARD MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
  • Private Grant  awarded by TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOLOGIX, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by CORDIS CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by GRIFOLS, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROFIBRIX
  • Private Grant  awarded by AASTROM BIOSCIENCES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBVIE INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK RESEARCH INCORPORATED
  • Private Grant  awarded by HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by GRIFOLS, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by VOLCANO CORP.
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERYAN MEDICAL
  • Private Grant  awarded by Bayer HealthCare
  • Private Grant  awarded by INTACT VASCULAR
  • Private Grant  awarded by TRIVASCULAR, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by CORDIS CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROX MEDICAL INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by VASCULAR DYNAMICS INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by GE HEALTHCARE
  • Private Grant  awarded by OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOSPAN LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS
  • Private Grant  awarded by HANCOCK JAFFE LABORATORIES INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by VITAA MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
  • Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial to Compare Best Endovascular Versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Statin Neuroprotection and Carotid Endarterectomy: Safety, Feasibility and Outcomes  awarded by Columbia University
  • Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (Best)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Education And Training

  • University of Chicago Hospitals, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas System : San Antonio 2000
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Duke University 1995
  • Full Name

  • Benjamin Pearce