• Dr. Marc A. Passman is a professor of surgery and currently serves as the vice chair for clinical research and the director of the UAB Vein Program and UAB Vein Center. Dr. Passman is a board-certified specialist in vascular surgery, practicing the full scope of vascular and endovascular surgery.

    A native of Hartford, Conn., Dr. Passman received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1987 and medical degree at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. in 1991. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997, and vascular fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. Dr. Passman was on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., as an assistant professor of surgery from 1999 to 2006. He joined the faculty at UAB in 2006 as an associate professor, rising to the rank of professor in 2011.

    Dr. Passman is a nationally recognized leader in vascular disease. He has authored over 100 journal articles, chapters, and scientific abstracts, with numerous presentations at national meetings. He has co-authored evidenced based guidelines for the management of vascular disease. Dr. Passman has current leadership roles in the American Venous Forum, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Society for Vascular Surgery, and Board of Directors - Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)-Vein. Dr. Passman is the editor in chief, Yearbook of Vascular Surgery, is on the editorial board for Journal of Vascular Surgery and Annals of Vascular Surgery, and participates as a peer-reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Passman has participated in vascular surgery education at the national level and has mentored numerous fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 The 2020 update of the CEAP classification system and reporting standards 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 disease 2019
    2019 Where evidence, ethics, and professionalism converge 2019
    2018 Current Concepts and Treatments for Venous Disease 2018
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvage 2018
    2018 Analysis of threshold stenosis by multiplanar venogram and intravascular ultrasound examination for predicting clinical improvement after iliofemoral vein stenting in the VIDIO trial 2018
    2017 Invited commentary 2017
    2017 Routine extended follow-up surveillance of iliac vein stents for iliocaval venous obstruction may not be warranted 2017
    2017 Meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years 2017
    2017 Complications of inferior vena cava filters 2017
    2016 Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abdominal aneurysm: A randomized clinical trial 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care system 2016
    2016 Exploring the value of vein center accreditation to the venous specialist 2016
    2015 Outcomes after celiac artery coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair 2015
    2014 Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended time 2014
    2014 Classification of anatomic involvement of the iliocaval venous outflow tract and its relationship to outcomes after iliocaval venous stenting 2014
    2014 Dual antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) is associated with increased all-cause mortality after carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease 2014
    2014 Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval success 2014
    2014 Introduction 2014
    2014 Management of venous leg ulcers: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery® and the American Venous Forum 2014
    2014 Reply 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size threshold 2013
    2013 Multicenter assessment of the repeatability and reproducibility of the revised Venous Clinical Severity Score (rVCSS) 2013
    2013 Secondary procedures and long-term morbidity and mortality following endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm 2013
    2013 Effect of lipid-modifying drug therapy on survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 2013
    2013 Risk scoring system to predict 3-year survival in patients treated for asymptomatic carotid stenosis 2013
    2012 Protocol implementation of selective postoperative lumbar spinal drainage after thoracic aortic endograft 2012
    2011 Commentary on "Late gastrointestinal complications of inferior vena cava filter placement: Case report and literature review" 2011
    2011 Long-term single institution comparison of endovascular aneurysm repair and open aortic aneurysm repair 2011
    2011 The role of open bypass surgery for limb salvage in patients with diabetes 2011
    2011 The role of open bypass surgery for limb salvage in patients with diabetes. 2011
    2011 Concomitant phlebectomy: Debate for and against 2011
    2011 IVUS-guided vena cava filter placement: Technique and clinical decision algorithm 2011
    2011 Evaluating outcomes of endoleak discrepancies between computed tomography scan and ultrasound imaging after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair 2011
    2011 The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum 2011
    2011 Validation of Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) with other venous severity assessment tools from the American Venous Forum, National Venous Screening Program 2011
    2010 Discussion 2010
    2010 Mandated quality measures and economic implications of venous thromboembolism prevention and management 2010
    2010 Non-medical initiatives to decrease venous ulcers prevalence 2010
    2010 Prospective implementation of an algorithm for bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided filter placement in critically ill patients 2010
    2009 Call to action to prevent venous thromboembolism 2009
    2008 Early Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair for Acute Complicated Type B Dissection Using the Gore TAG Endoprosthesis 2008
    2008 Increasing awareness about venous disease: The American Venous Forum expands the National Venous Screening Program 2008
    2008 Regarding "Bedside vena cava filter placement with intravascular ultrasound: A simple, accurate, single venous access method" 2008
    2008 Should endovascular repair be used for small abdominal aortic aneurysms? 2008
    2008 Risk Factors and Angiographic Technical Considerations to Guide Carotid Intervention 2008
    2007 Transilluminated powered phlebectomy in the treatment of varicose veins 2007
    2007 Impact on physician workload and revenue following the creation of a specialty vein clinic within an academic vascular practice 2007
    2007 Should simulator-based endovascular training be integrated into general surgery residency programs? 2007
    2007 Revascularization after segmental resection of lower extremity soft tissue sarcomas 2007
    2007 Combined endovenous ablation and transilluminated powered phlebectomy: Is less invasive better? 2007
    2007 Results of the National Pilot Screening Program for Venous Disease by the American Venous Forum 2007
    2006 Discussion 2006
    2006 Carotid body tumor resection: Does the need for vascular reconstruction worsen outcome? 2006
    2006 Establishment of a varicose vein center in a tertiary vascular surgery practice: Urban versus rural differences 2006
    2005 Bedside placement of inferior vena cava filters by using transabdominal duplex ultrasonography and intravascular ultrasound imaging 2005
    2005 Comparison of bedside transabdominal duplex ultrasound versus contrast venography for inferior vena cava filter placement: What is the best imaging modality? 2005
    2005 Neoaortic reconstruction for aortic graft infection: Need for endovascular adjunctive therapies? 2005
    2004 Endoleak following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: Implications for duration of screening 2004
    2004 Mega-aneurysmal degeneration of a saphenous vein graft following infrainguinal bypass: A case report 2004
    2004 Expanding options for bedside placement of inferior vena cava filters with intravascular ultrasound when transabdominal duplex ultrasound imaging is inadequate 2004
    2004 Retrieving "nonretrievable" inferior vena caval greenfield filters: A therapeutic option for filter malpositioning 2004
    2002 Duplex scan-directed placement of inferior vena cava filters: A five-year institutional experience 2002
    2002 Infected endovascular graft secondary to coil embolization of endoleak: A demonstration of the importance of operative sterility 2002
    2002 Skull Base Resection with Cervical-To-Petrous Carotid Artery Bypass to Facilitate Repair of Distal Internal Carotid Artery Lesions 2002
    2001 Durability of Percutaneous Angioplasty and Stent Implantation for the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Coarctation: A Case Report 2001
    2001 Impact of Medicare denials on noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing 2001
    2000 Long-Term Results of Infrapopliteal Bypass Using Polytetrafluoroethylene and Taylor Vein Patch for Critical Lower Extremity Ischemia 2000
    2000 Percutaneous Balloon Fenestration and Endovascular Stent Placement for Type B Acute Aortic Dissection with Renal Ischemia: A Case Report 2000
    2000 Prospective screening for postoperative deep venous thrombosis in patients undergoing infrainguinal revascularization 2000
    2000 Regarding 'Descending thoracic aorta to iliofemoral artery bypass grafting: A role for primary revascularization for aortoiliac occlusive disease?'[1] (multiple letters) 2000
    2000 The value of air plethysmography in predicting clinical outcome after surgical treatment of chronic venous insufficiency 2000
    1999 Descending Thoracic Aorta to Femoral Artery Bypass 1999
    1999 Descending thoracic aorta to iliofemoral artery bypass grafting: A role for primary revascularization for aortoiliac occlusive disease? 1999
    1999 Healing rates and cost efficacy of outpatient compression treatment for leg ulcers associated with venous insufficiency 1999
    1998 Efficacy of color flow duplex imaging for proximal upper extremity venous outflow obstruction in hemodialysis patients 1998
    1998 Late clinical and hemodynamic sequelae of isolated calf vein thrombosis 1998
    1997 Pulmonary embolism is associated with the combination of isolated calf vein thrombosis and respiratory symptoms 1997
    1996 Synchronous colon primaries have the same prognosis as solitary colon cancers 1996
    1996 Comparison of axillofemoral and aortofemoral bypass for aortoiliac occlusive disease 1996
    1995 Do normal early color-flow duplex surveillance examination results of infrainguinal vein grafts preclude the need for late graft revision? 1995


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    2015 Inferior vena cava filter removal 2015
    2014 Surgical techniques.  161-173. 2014

    Research Overview

  • open and catheter based treatments for aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, renovascular hypertension and peripheral artery occlusive disease
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by CORDIS CORPORATION 2015 - 2027
  • Private Grant  awarded by OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2019 - 2024
  • Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (Best)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2014 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by VASCULAR DYNAMICS INC. 2018 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK RESEARCH INCORPORATED 2014 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by GE HEALTHCARE 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Bayer HealthCare 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by TRIVASCULAR, INC. 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by VOLCANO CORP. 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by CVRX, INC. 2007 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by TAKEDA DEVELOPMENT CENTRE EUROPE LTD. 2012 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2007 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by AASTROM BIOSCIENCES, INC. 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by BIOMET, INC. 2010 - 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2009 - 2011
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2020 - 2026
  • Statin Neuroprotection and Carotid Endarterectomy: Safety, Feasibility and Outcomes  awarded by Columbia University 2018 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2015 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2016 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015 - 2020
  • Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial (CREST-2)  awarded by MAYO CLINIC 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2014 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by INTACT VASCULAR 2015 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROX MEDICAL INC. 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOLOGIX, INC. 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by INTACT VASCULAR 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERYAN MEDICAL 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION 2010 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by LOMBARD MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES 2006 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by GRIFOLS, INC 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOLOGIX, INC. 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by CORDIS CORPORATION 2012 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2013 - 2014
  • 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 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2007 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBVIE INC 2013 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by GRIFOLS, INC 2012 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTRAZENECA AB 2013 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROFIBRIX 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR, LLC 2010 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Vermont 1991
  • Full Name

  • Marc Passman