• 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

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 The 2020 update of the CEAP classification system and reporting standardsJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  8:342-352. 2020
    2020 Carotid endarterectomy with concomitant distal endovascular intervention is associated with increased rates of stroke and deathJournal of Vascular Surgery2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent Claudication 2020
    2020 Implementation of an enhanced recovery program for lower extremity bypassJournal of Vascular Surgery2020
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:539-546. 2019
    2019 Where evidence, ethics, and professionalism convergeJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  7:8-16. 2019
    2018 Current Concepts and Treatments for Venous DiseaseSurgical Clinics of North America.  98:xv-xvi. 2018
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvageJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2018
    2018 Analysis of threshold stenosis by multiplanar venogram and intravascular ultrasound examination for predicting clinical improvement after iliofemoral vein stenting in the VIDIO trialJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  6:48-56.e1. 2018
    2017 Invited commentaryJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  5:836. 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
    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 yearsBritish Journal of Surgery.  104:166-178. 2017
    2017 Complications of inferior vena cava filtersJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  5:7. 2017
    2016 Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abdominal aneurysm: A randomized clinical trialJAMA Surgery.  151:1139-1144. 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care systemJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:177-181. 2016
    2016 Exploring the value of vein center accreditation to the venous specialistJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  4:119-124. 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 Classification of anatomic involvement of the iliocaval venous outflow tract and its relationship to outcomes after iliocaval venous stentingJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:241-245. 2014
    2014 Dual antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) is associated with increased all-cause mortality after carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  59:950-955. 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
    2014 IntroductionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1S-2S. 2014
    2014 Management of venous leg ulcers: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery® and the American Venous ForumJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:3S-59S. 2014
    2014 ReplyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  59:1476-1477. 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size thresholdJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:1458-1466. 2013
    2013 Multicenter assessment of the repeatability and reproducibility of the revised Venous Clinical Severity Score (rVCSS)Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  1:219-224. 2013
    2013 Secondary procedures and long-term morbidity and mortality following endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysmVascular Disease Management.  10. 2013
    2013 Effect of lipid-modifying drug therapy on survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:355-363. 2013
    2013 Risk scoring system to predict 3-year survival in patients treated for asymptomatic carotid stenosisJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:1576-1580. 2013
    2012 Protocol implementation of selective postoperative lumbar spinal drainage after thoracic aortic endograftJournal of Vascular Surgery.  55:1-8. 2012
    2011 Commentary on "Late gastrointestinal complications of inferior vena cava filter placement: Case report and literature review"Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.  23:265-266. 2011
    2011 Long-term single institution comparison of endovascular aneurysm repair and open aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  54:1592-1598. 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 againstGiornale Italiano di Chirurgia Vascolare.  18:45-55. 2011
    2011 IVUS-guided vena cava filter placement: Technique and clinical decision algorithmVascular Disease Management.  8. 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 ForumJournal of Vascular Surgery.  53:2S-48S. 2011
    2011 Validation of Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) with other venous severity assessment tools from the American Venous Forum, National Venous Screening ProgramJournal of Vascular Surgery.  54:2S-9S. 2011
    2010 DiscussionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  52:1448-1449. 2010
    2010 Mandated quality measures and economic implications of venous thromboembolism prevention and management 2010
    2010 Non-medical initiatives to decrease venous ulcers prevalenceJournal of Vascular Surgery.  52:29S-36S. 2010
    2010 Prospective implementation of an algorithm for bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided filter placement in critically ill patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  51:1215-1221. 2010
    2009 Call to action to prevent venous thromboembolismJournal of Vascular Surgery.  49:1620-1623. 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 ProgramJournal of Vascular Surgery.  48:394-399. 2008
    2008 Regarding "Bedside vena cava filter placement with intravascular ultrasound: A simple, accurate, single venous access method"Journal of Vascular Surgery.  48:257. 2008
    2008 Should endovascular repair be used for small abdominal aortic aneurysms?Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  42:113-119. 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 practicePhlebology.  22:164-170. 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 sarcomasJournal of Surgical Oncology.  95:455-460. 2007
    2007 Combined endovenous ablation and transilluminated powered phlebectomy: Is less invasive better?Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  41:41-47. 2007
    2007 Results of the National Pilot Screening Program for Venous Disease by the American Venous ForumJournal of Vascular Surgery.  45. 2007
    2006 DiscussionAmerican Surgeon.  72:675-676. 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 imagingJournal of Vascular Surgery.  42:1027-1032. 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 screeningAnnals of Surgery.  239:800-807. 2004
    2004 Mega-aneurysmal degeneration of a saphenous vein graft following infrainguinal bypass: A case reportVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  38:267-271. 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 experienceJournal of Vascular Surgery.  35:286-291. 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 ReportVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  35:397-401. 2001
    2001 Impact of Medicare denials on noninvasive vascular diagnostic testingJournal of Vascular Surgery.  34:846-853. 2001
    2000 Long-Term Results of Infrapopliteal Bypass Using Polytetrafluoroethylene and Taylor Vein Patch for Critical Lower Extremity IschemiaVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  34:569-576. 2000
    2000 Percutaneous Balloon Fenestration and Endovascular Stent Placement for Type B Acute Aortic Dissection with Renal Ischemia: A Case ReportVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  34:459-465. 2000
    2000 Prospective screening for postoperative deep venous thrombosis in patients undergoing infrainguinal revascularizationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  32:669-675. 2000
    2000 Regarding 'Descending thoracic aorta to iliofemoral artery bypass grafting: A role for primary revascularization for aortoiliac occlusive disease?'[1] (multiple letters)Journal of Vascular Surgery.  31:410-411. 2000
    2000 The value of air plethysmography in predicting clinical outcome after surgical treatment of chronic venous insufficiencyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  32:961-968. 2000
    1999 Descending Thoracic Aorta to Femoral Artery BypassPerspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.  11:69-81. 1999
    1999 Descending thoracic aorta to iliofemoral artery bypass grafting: A role for primary revascularization for aortoiliac occlusive disease?Journal of Vascular Surgery.  29:249-258. 1999
    1999 Healing rates and cost efficacy of outpatient compression treatment for leg ulcers associated with venous insufficiencyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  30:491-498. 1999
    1998 Efficacy of color flow duplex imaging for proximal upper extremity venous outflow obstruction in hemodialysis patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  28:869-875. 1998
    1998 Late clinical and hemodynamic sequelae of isolated calf vein thrombosisJournal of Vascular Surgery.  27:50-57. 1998
    1997 Pulmonary embolism is associated with the combination of isolated calf vein thrombosis and respiratory symptomsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  25:39-45. 1997
    1996 Synchronous colon primaries have the same prognosis as solitary colon cancersDiseases of the Colon and Rectum.  39:329-334. 1996
    1996 Comparison of axillofemoral and aortofemoral bypass for aortoiliac occlusive diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  23:263-271. 1996
    1995 Do normal early color-flow duplex surveillance examination results of infrainguinal vein grafts preclude the need for late graft revision?Journal of Vascular Surgery.  22:476-484. 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
  • Education And Training

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

  • Marc Passman