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Shipra Arya, MD, SM

Shipra Arya, MD, SM

– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine (primary appointment)
– Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine (secondary appointment)





General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Arya received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, in 2004. She then completed her Master of Science in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006, her general surgery residency at Creighton University Medical Center in 2011, and her fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Michigan in 2013. Dr. Arya specializes in the treatment of aortic aneurysmal disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and renal and mesenteric arterial disease. Her research interests include health services research and healthcare resource utilization, with a specific focus on quality and effectiveness of vascular procedures and secondary prevention of vascular disease.

Dr. Arya is leading an Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute-supported, comparative effectiveness pilot study with transplant and epidemiology investigator Dr. Rachel Patzer that is evaluating the factors associated with prolonged catheter use and the delay or failure of fistula maturation in the first year of dialysis. The team is also examining the costs of creating and maintaining a fistula or graft for dialysis access in different patient populations.

Dr. Arya was awarded a one-year Surgical Outcomes Club Research Fellowship in 2014. SOC is dedicated to advancing health services and outcomes research in surgery, and its fellowship provides an avenue for young investigators to acquire the skills and knowledge to develop, execute, and publish studies in these areas under the guidance of highly qualified mentors and advisors. Paired with mentor Dr. Philip Goodney of Dartmouth, Dr. Arya studied the effectiveness of vascular surgical interventions in the elderly, perioperative decision-making, and healthcare resource utilization. She also trained in the use of administrative databases, particularly those maintained by the VA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In 2015, she received the American Heart Association's NCRP Winter 2015 Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award, which she is using to develop PAD predication models that will estimate risk for such outcomes as amputation, heart attack, stroke, and death. Her goal is to create a web-based app that will serve as a PAD decision support tool. Emory preventive cardiologist Dr. Peter Wilson is her mentor for the study.



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