Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Beck earned his medical degree from the UAB School of Medicine, and then completed his general surgery residency training and a surgical oncology research fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. He trained in vascular surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in advanced endovascular techniques, including branched and fenestrated endografts for aortic aneurysmal disease, at the University Medical Center of Groningen in The Netherlands.

    Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Beck was on faculty at University of Florida. His clinical interests span the field of vascular surgery, including open surgery and endovascular therapy for aortic, cerebrovascular, mesenteric and peripheral artery disease, with a specific interest in complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Dr. Beck is actively involved in clinical research and is specifically working to develop new medical devices that are tailored to individual patients. He is also interested in surgical outcomes research.

    Dr. Beck serves as a member of the Southeastern Vascular Study Group, which is a part of the Vascular Quality Initiative. The SEVSG is a cooperative group of clinicians, hospital administrators and research personnel organized to improve the care of patients with vascular disease in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Hospital Volume Association With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Mortality: Analysis of the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesCirculation.  140:1285-1287. 2019
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:539-546. 2019
    2019 The state of complex endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:369-380. 2019
    2019 Validation of a preoperative prediction model for mortality within 1 year after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair of intact aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:449-461.e3. 2019
    2019 Integrated Physiological and Biochemical Assessments for the Prediction of Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in HumansAnnals of Surgery.  270:e4. 2019
    2019 Provider Trends in Atherectomy Volume between Office-Based Laboratories and Traditional FacilitiesAnnals of Vascular Surgery.  58:83-90. 2019
    2019 Anatomic and hemodynamic investigation of an occluded common carotid chimney stent graft for hybrid thoracic aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques.  5:187-194. 2019
    2019 Editor's Choice – Recommendations for Registry Data Collection for Revascularisations of Acute Limb Ischaemia: A Delphi Consensus from the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  57:816-821. 2019
    2019 Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) for RNA Isolation from Endothelial Cells In vivoJournal of Visualized Experiments2019
    2019 Implications of secondary aortic intervention after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute and chronic type B dissectionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:1367-1378. 2019
    2019 Thirty-day outcomes from the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B dissection projectJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:680-691. 2019
    2019 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent ClaudicationAnnals of Vascular Surgery2019
    2019 Financial implications of coding inaccuracies in patients undergoing elective endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:210-218. 2019
    2019 Hemodynamically Significant Heart Block After Carotid Artery Stenting in a Patient With Atrial Demand Pacer—Echocardiography-Guided Rescue PacingJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia2019
    2019 Improving Lower Extremity Bypass Patient Outcomes: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Implementation ProjectJournal of Nursing Care Quality2019
    2019 Outcomes of antegrade and retrograde open mesenteric bypass for acute mesenteric ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:129-140. 2019
    2019 Reinterventions in the modern era of thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery2019
    2019 TEVARs to the North, FEVARs to the South; Here we are, Stuck in the Mid-Term With you …European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  57:110. 2019
    2019 VASCUNET, VQI, and the International Consortium of Vascular Registries – Unique Collaborations for Quality Improvement in Vascular SurgeryEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery2019
    2018 International Consortium of Vascular Registries Consensus Recommendations for Peripheral Revascularisation Registry Data CollectionEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  56:217-237. 2018
    2018 The impact of current smoking on outcomes after infrainguinal bypass for claudicationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  68:495-502.e1. 2018
    2018 Identification of optimal device combinations for the chimney endovascular aneurysm repair technique within the PERICLES registryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  68:24-35. 2018
    2018 Incidence and prognostic factors related to major adverse cerebrovascular events in patients with complex aortic diseases treated by the chimney techniqueJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:1372-1379. 2018
    2018 Invited commentaryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:1282. 2018
    2018 Invited commentaryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:1024-1025. 2018
    2018 Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Acute Type B Dissection in Patients With Intractable Pain or Refractory HypertensionJournal of Endovascular Surgery.  25:220-229. 2018
    2018 Association of quality improvement registry participation with appropriate follow-up after vascular proceduresJAMA Surgery.  153:216-223. 2018
    2018 Implementation of a bundled protocol significantly reduces risk of spinal cord ischemia after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:409-423.e4. 2018
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvageJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2018
    2018 Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in adult coarctation patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:369-381.e2. 2018
    2018 Comparison of Direct and Less Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Severe Aorto-Iliac Occlusive DiseaseAnnals of Vascular Surgery.  46:226-233. 2018
    2017 Association of left subclavian artery coverage without revascularization and spinal cord ischemia in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair: A Vascular Quality Initiative® analysisCardiovascular Surgery -Oxford-.  25:587-597. 2017
    2017 Hemodynamic and Anatomic Predictors of Renovisceral Stent-Graft Occlusion Following Chimney Endovascular Repair of Juxtarenal Aortic AneurysmsJournal of Endovascular Surgery.  24:880-888. 2017
    2017 Open and endovascular aneurysm repair in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeSurgery.  162:1195-1206. 2017
    2017 The role of surgeon modified fenestrated stent grafts in the treatment of aneurysms involving the branched visceral aortaJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery.  58:861-869. 2017
    2017 Development of a validated model to predict 30-day stroke and 1-year survival after carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic stenosis using the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  66:433-444.e2. 2017
    2017 Lombard Aorfix high angulation device, sac behavior following implantationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  66:71-78. 2017
    2017 Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair using aortic arch chimney stents in high-risk patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  66:9-20.e3. 2017
    2017 Innovative postmarket device evaluation using a quality registry to monitor thoracic endovascular aortic repair in the treatment of aortic dissectionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:1280-1286. 2017
    2017 The Spectrum of Hand Dysfunction After Hemodialysis Fistula PlacementKidney International Reports.  2:332-341. 2017
    2017 Feasibility and pilot efficacy of a brief smoking cessation intervention delivered by vascular surgeons in the Vascular Physician Offer and Report (VAPOR) TrialJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:1152-1160.e2. 2017
    2017 Insight into the cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome following carotid endarterectomy from the national Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:381-389.e2. 2017
    2017 Classification of Chimney EVAR-Related Endoleaks: Insights from the PERICLES RegistryJournal of Endovascular Surgery.  24:72-74. 2017
    2017 Femorofemoral Shunt During Surgery for Acute DeBakey Type 1 Dissection to Treat Peripheral Extremity MalperfusionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  103:e17-e20. 2017
    2017 Successful Implementation and Outcomes of A Simple Smoking Cessation Program In A Busy Vascular Practice.Annals of Vascular Surgery.  38:5-6. 2017
    2016 Variations in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Care: A Report from the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesCirculation.  134:1948-1958. 2016
    2016 Predicting mid-term all-cause mortality in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysmAnnals of Surgery.  264:1162-1167. 2016
    2016 Outcomes after endovascular aneurysm repair conversion and primary aortic repair for urgent and emergency indications in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  64:338-347. 2016
    2016 Defining risk and identifying predictors of mortality for open conversion after endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:873-881.e1. 2016
    2016 Design and initial enrollment in the Vascular Physicians Offer and Report (VAPOR) trialJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:1121-1125.e2. 2016
    2016 Smoking cessation counseling in vascular surgical practice using the results of interviews and focus groups in the Vascular Surgeon offer and report smoking cessation pilot trialJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:1011-1017.e2. 2016
    2016 Operative and Mid-Term Outcomes of Thoracic Aortic Operation in Octogenarians and BeyondJournal of Cardiac Surgery.  31:334-340. 2016
    2016 Preoperative antiplatelet and statin treatment was not associated with reduced myocardial infarction after high-risk vascular operations in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:182-189.e2. 2016
    2015 Outcomes of surgeon-modified fenestrated-branched endograft repair for acute aortic pathology Presented at the Plenary Session at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, Ariz, January 14-17, 2015.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:1148-1159.e2. 2015
    2015 Performance of the Aorfix endograft in severely angulated proximal necks in the PYTHAGORAS United States clinical trial Presented in part at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting for the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, Ariz, January 14-17, 2015.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:1108-1118. 2015
    2015 Fate of aneurysmal common iliac artery landing zones used for endovascular aneurysm repairJournal of Endovascular Surgery.  22:748-759. 2015
    2015 National variation in preoperative imaging, carotid duplex ultrasound criteria, and threshold for surgery for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis Presented at the Forty-third Annual Symposium of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Miami, Fla, March 29-April 2, 2015.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:937-944. 2015
    2015 Heart rate variables in the Vascular Quality Initiative are not reliable predictors of adverse cardiac outcomes or mortality after major elective vascular surgeryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  62:710-720.e9. 2015
    2015 Preoperative β-blockers do not improve cardiac outcomes after major elective vascular surgery and may be harmfulJournal of Vascular Surgery.  62:166-176.e2. 2015
    2015 Using the Vascular Quality Initiative to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for vascular surgery patientsSeminars in Vascular Surgery.  28:97-102. 2015
    2015 Acute bilateral renal artery chimney stent thrombosis after endovascular repair of a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysmJournal of Vascular Surgery.  61:1058-1061. 2015
    2015 Erratum: Three-dimensional fusion computed tomography decreases radiation exposure, procedure time, and contrast use during fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (Journal of Vascular Surgery (2015) 61 (309-16))Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:839. 2015
    2015 Participation in the vascular quality initiative is associated with improved perioperative medication use, which is associated with longer patient survivalJournal of Vascular Surgery.  61:1010-1019. 2015
    2015 Successful rescue therapy for severe acute anemia: Managing the critically ill Jehovah's WitnessAmerican Surgeon.  81:E263-E265. 2015
    2014 Antiplatelet and statin treatment is not associated with reduced myocardial infarction after high-risk vascular procedures.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1721. 2014
    2014 Fibrinogen and catheter-directed thrombolysisSeminars in Vascular Surgery.  27:182-195. 2014
    2014 Pathology-specific secondary aortic interventions after thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  59:599-607. 2014
    2014 A novel technique for hybrid aortic arch reconstruction: The deployment cuff techniqueAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  97:1464-1466. 2014
    2014 Critical analysis of results after chimney endovascular aortic aneurysm repair raises cause for concernJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:865-874.e1. 2014
    2014 Defining utility and predicting outcome of cadaveric lower extremity bypass grafts in patients with critical limb ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1554-1564. 2014
    2014 DiscussionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:583-584. 2014
    2014 Elective endovascular aortic repair conversion for type Ia endoleak is not associated with increased morbidity or mortality compared with primary juxtarenal aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60. 2014
    2014 Factors associated with surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass in the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)Journal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1238-1246. 2014
    2014 Outcomes after redo aortobifemoral bypass for aortoiliac occlusive diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60. 2014
    2014 Percutaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair is not contraindicated in obese patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:921-928. 2014
    2014 Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1481-1490.e1. 2014
    2013 Subclavian revascularization in the age of thoracic endovascular aortic repair and comparison of outcomes in patients with occlusive diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:901-909. 2013
    2013 Regional quality groups in the society for vascular surgery® vascular quality initiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:884-890. 2013
    2013 Transcaval embolization as an alternative technique for the treatment of type II endoleak after endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:869-874. 2013
    2013 Prediction of graft patency and mortality after distal revascularization and interval ligation for hemodialysis access-related hand ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:451-458. 2013
    2013 Combined treatment of intracaval uterine leiomyomatosis with pulmonary tumor emboliJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  1:217-218. 2013
    2013 Efficacy of thoracic endovascular stent repair for chronic type B aortic dissection with aneurysmal degenerationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58. 2013
    2013 Fate of patients with spinal cord ischemia complicating thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58. 2013
    2013 Treatment of acute visceral aortic pathology with fenestrated/branched endovascular repair in high-surgical-risk patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58. 2013
    2012 Preoperative prediction of mortality within 1 year after elective thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  56:1266-1273. 2012
    2012 Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic aortic pathology in patients with Marfan syndromeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  55:1234-1241. 2012
    2012 Accumulation of Pro-Cancer Cytokines in the Plasma Fraction of Stored Packed Red CellsJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  16:460-468. 2012
    2012 Midterm cost and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repairAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  93:473-479. 2012
    2012 Safety of elective management of synchronous aortic disease with simultaneous thoracic and aortic stent graft placement.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  56. 2012
    2011 Completion duplex ultrasound predicts early graft thrombosis after crural bypass in patients with critical limb ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  54:1006-1010. 2011
    2011 Endovascular chimney technique versus open repair of juxtarenal and suprarenal aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  53:895-905. 2011
    2011 Emerging national trends in the management and outcomes of lower extremity peripheral arterial diseaseAnnals of Vascular Surgery.  25:44-54. 2011
    2011 Overestimation of contralateral internal carotid artery stenosis before ipsilateral surgical endarterectomyEuropean Journal of Radiology.  77:68-72. 2011
    2010 Practice patterns for thoracic aneurysms in the stent graft era: Health care system implicationsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  90:1833-1839. 2010
    2010 Intravenous delivery of the plasma fraction of stored packed erythrocytes promotes pancreatic cancer growth in immunocompetent miceCancer.  116:3862-3874. 2010
    2010 Endovascular management of congenital atresia of the infrarenal IVCVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  44:234-236. 2010
    2010 Predicting blood pressure response after renal artery stentingJournal of Vascular Surgery.  51:380-385. 2010
    2010 Fenestrated stent-grafting after previous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery.  51:383-389. 2010
    2009 Thoracic outlet syndrome associated with a large cervical ribVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  43:393-394. 2009
    2009 National trends in lower extremity bypass surgery, endovascular interventions, and major amputationsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  50:54-60. 2009
    2009 Fenestrated and branched endograft repair of juxtarenal aneurysms after previous open aortic reconstructionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  49:1387-1394. 2009
    2009 Predicting 1-year mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  49:838-844. 2009
    2009 Combined aortic debranching and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) effective but at a costArchives of Surgery -New York-.  144:222-227. 2009
    2008 The Adnectin CT-322 is a novel VEGF receptor 2 inhibitor that decreases tumor burden in an orthotopic mouse model of pancreatic cancerBMC Cancer.  8. 2008
    2008 Forced expression of MMP9 rescues the loss of angiogenesis and abrogates metastasis of pancreatic tumors triggered by the absence of host SPARCProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.  233:860-873. 2008
    2008 Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 mediates macrophage infiltration into orthotopic pancreatic tumors in miceCancer Research.  68:4340-4346. 2008
    2008 Aortic reconstruction with femoral-popliteal vein: Graft stenosis incidence, risk and reinterventionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  47:36-44. 2008
    2006 Telomerase immortalization of human mammary epithelial cells derived from a BRCA2 mutation carrierBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  99:103-115. 2006
    2006 Selective blockade of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 with an antibody against tumor-derived vascular endothelial growth factor controls the growth of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma xenograftsAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  13:1145-1155. 2006
    2006 Combination of a monoclonal anti-phosphatidylserine antibody with gemcitabine strongly inhibits the growth and metastasis of orthotopic pancreatic tumors in miceInternational Journal of Cancer.  118:2639-2643. 2006
    2005 Increased expression of Cyr61 (CCN1) identified in peritoneal metastases from human pancreatic cancerJournal of The American College of Surgeons.  200:371-377. 2005

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2009 Pancreatic and duodenal trauma.  193-203. 2009
    2009 Thoracic trauma.  165-179. 2009
    2006 Targeting Inside-Out Phospholipids on Tumor Blood Vessels in Pancreatic Cancer.  179-194. 2006

    Research Overview

  • complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, device development, outcomes research
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama 2000
  • University of TX Southwestern Med Ctr, Residency 2007
  • University of TX Southwestern Med Ctr, Residency 2003
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009
  • University of TX Southwestern Med Ctr, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2005
  • Full Name

  • Adam Beck