• Dr. Spangler joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Her undergraduate education was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh for medical school and there obtained a MS in clinical research with a focus on Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. She went on to train in vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the integrated vascular surgery residency.

    Dr. Spangler serves as a peer reviewer for Annals of Surgery and Annals of Vascular Surgery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    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 Incidence and predictors of early and delayed renal function decline after aortic aneurysm repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative databaseJournal of Vascular Surgery2021
    2021 Prevalence and Outcomes of Endovascular Infrapopliteal Interventions for Intermittent Claudication 2021
    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 Surgery2021
    2020 Examination of race and infrainguinal bypass conduit use in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative 2020
    2020 Occurrence and outcomes of type 3 endoleaks in endovascular aortic repair within the Vascular Quality Initiative database 2020
    2020 Design of the PReferences for Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (PROVE-AAA) Trial 2020
    2020 Patient information sources when facing repair of abdominal aortic aneurysmJournal of Vascular Surgery.  71:497-504. 2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent Claudication 2020
    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 Open and endovascular aneurysm repair in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeSurgery.  162:1195-1206. 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 Impact and Duration of Brief Surgeon-Delivered Smoking Cessation Advice on Attitudes Regarding Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Harms for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease 2017
    2016 A Case of Endofibrosis Presenting with Embolic Symptoms in a 43-Year-Old Cyclist 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 Amputation Rates for Patients with Diabetes and Peripheral Arterial Disease: The Effects of Race and Region 2016
    2015 Smoking cessation strategies in vascular surgerySeminars in Vascular Surgery.  28:80-85. 2015
    2014 Outcomes of carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in comparable medical risk patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1227-1231.e1. 2014
    2014 Preventive measures for patients at risk for amputation from diabetes and peripheral arterial diseaseDiabetes Care.  37. 2014
    2012 Adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery: Angioplasty resulting in thrombosisVascular Disease Management.  9. 2012
    2012 Variation in thromboembolic complications among patients undergoing commonly performed cancer operationsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  55. 2012
    2010 Different surgical approach to treat hepatobiliary cystadenomas presenting as an acute abdomenAmerican Surgeon.  76. 2010
    2010 Cost-effectiveness of guidelines for insertion of inferior vena cava filters in high-risk trauma patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  52. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Her research interests include outcomes and effectiveness evaluation of carotid and aortic disease treatments, imaging surveillance, as well as quality improvement through interventions on modifiable perioperative factors.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh 2010
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Residency 2016
  • Full Name

  • Emily Spangler