Innovative Treatments, Coordinated Care

The Aortic Center provides skilled management and expert care of elective and emergency aortic conditions


The Aortic Center's multidisciplinary team works closely with patients and referring physicians to coordinate individualized treatment plans for both elective treatment and emergency care of aortic conditions. Our vascular and cardiac surgeons and vascular medicine specialists work collaboratively, screening and evaluating patients together, while teams of vascular surgeons and cardiac surgeons routinely operate together.

Coordinated aortic care is managed by a team of clinical experts, including:

  • Cardiology specialists
  • Vascular medicine specialists
  • Radiologists
  • Cardiovascular anesthesiologists
  • Intensivists
  • ER, OR and skilled nursing staff

We consider each referring physician to be an important member of our health care team. We strive to keep you updated on your patient's status and are committed to making ourselves available to answer your questions or address any concerns.

To refer a patient to the Aortic Center for evaluation or treatment, please call 617-632-7070.

We look forward to working with you to provide excellent care and ensure the best possible outcomes for your patient.

Endovascular AAA Repair

Marc Schermerhorn, MD, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at BIDMC, describes innovative Endovascular AAA Repair with CTA Image Fusion at the 2016 Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting in Washington, DC.