Faculty Profile

Guillermo A. Escobar, MD, FACS

Guillermo A. Escobar, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship and Vascular Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine




General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Escobar graduated with honors from La Salle University Medical School in Mexico City in 2000. After his general surgery internship at the Mayo Clinic, he completed his general surgery residency at the University of Colorado in 2008. During this time, he participated in an NIH Basic Science Research Fellowship, receiving the University of Colorado's Ben Eiseman Basic Sciences Research Award. Dr. Escobar then completed a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan, during which he won the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery's Top Gun Champion Award in 2009, and was runner-up in 2010.

He joined the University of Michigan's faculty until 2013, earning its Arnold G. Coran award for excellence in surgical teaching, as well as research awards from the Society of Vascular Surgery and the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society. From 2013-2017 he served on the faculty at the University of Arkansas, where he received the Red Sash Teaching Award.

Dr. Escobar was honored to join Emory's faculty as Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship in 2017. Shortly after his arrival he helped start the Integrated Vascular Residency and in 2020 the Early Specialization Program.

He is passionate about managing and teaching all modern approaches for vascular disease, including complex aortic, carotid, vertebral, and mesenteric artery diseases. He also has special interests in popliteal entrapment, mycotic (infected) aneurysms, and complex dialysis access.


View Dr. Escobar's publications in PubMed.


  • The Emory Clinic

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center


  • MD, La Salle University Medical School, Mexico City, Mexico, Class of 1999

  • Medical Social Service, La Salle University Medical School, 1999-2000

  • General Surgery Internship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2001-2002

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO, 2002-2008

  • NIH Basic Science Research Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2004-2006

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008-2010

Honors and Awards

  • Red Sash Teaching Award, University of Arkansas, 2016

  • American Heart Association Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, 2015

  • Clinical Research Seed Grant Award, Society for Vascular Surgery, 2013

  • Arnold G. Coran Teaching Award, University of Michigan, 2012

  • Making a Difference Award, University of Michigan Health System, 2011

  • Academic Award (Grant) for Research, Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, 2011

  • Cardiovascular Center McKay Grant Award for Research, University of Michigan, 2011

  • Cancer Resident of the Year, awarded by attending surgeons of the Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Colorado Health Sciences, 2007-2008

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • American Heart Association

  • University of Michigan Alumni Society

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society (formerly PVSS)

  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

  • Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

  • Michael DeBakey Surgical Society (by invitation)

Clinical Interests

  • Complex open and endovascular aortic surgery

  • Management of infected aortic syndromes

  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

  • Aortic dissections

  • Carotid artery surgery and stenting

  • Vascular trauma

  • Catheter-based vascular procedures

Research Interests

  • Vascular disease in the young

  • Methods to optimize surgical education

  • Contrast-induced nephropathy (kidney injury)