Faculty Profile

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)

Director, Vascular Lab and Endovascular Surgery, Atlanta VA Medical Center

Telephone: 404.727.8413

Email: shipra.arya@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2013


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.

Dr. Arya's research interests include health services related to vascular interventions, the impact of frailty and aging on surgical patients, the quality and effectiveness of vascular procedures and secondary prevention of vascular disease, and cardiovascular epidemiology and decision-making. Her research work has been assisted by a 2014 Surgical Outcomes Club Research Fellowship, a 2015 American Heart Association NCRP Award that she applied to developing peripheral arterial disease predication models that could estimate risk of negative outcomes, and a 2016 National Institute of Aging GEMSSTAR Grant to study frailty and the potential increase of its effect on surgical outcomes as the population ages.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • The Emory Clinic


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, 1999-2004

  • Master of Science (Epidemiology), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2005-2006

  • General Surgery Residency, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2006-2011

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011-2013

Honors and Awards

  • Society for Vascular Surgery Women's Leadership Training, 2016

  • Surgical Outcomes Club Research Fellowship, 2014

  • Greenfield Research Award, University of Michigan, 2013

  • Association of Academic Surgery Fall Courses Travel Grant (finalist, top ten), Chicago, IL, 2012

  • Resident Excellence Award, Creighton University, 2011

  • Society of Vascular Surgery, Resident Travel Award, 2010

  • Top Poster Presentation, Society of Vascular Surgery, Boston, MA, 2010

  • Top Poster Presentation, Midwestern Vascular, Chicago, IL, 2009

  • Resident Research Paper Award, Nebraska Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 2008, 2009

  • Second Annual Resident Research Paper Award, First Prize, Rochester Vascular, Rochester, NY, 2007

  • Inlaks Scholarship for Graduate Study at Harvard University, 2005

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society for Vascular Surgery: Research & Education Committee    

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • American Heart Association: PAD in Women Working Group

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society: Women and Diversity Committee

  • Vascular Quality Initiative: Carotid Endarterectomy Registry, PAD/Vascular Medicine Registry

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • Surgical Outcomes Club

  • Association of Women Surgeons

  • Association of VA Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic aneurysmal disease

  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease

  • Renal and mesenteric arterial disease

  • Peripheral arterial disease

Research Interests

  • Health services research

  • Healthcare resource utilization

  • Quality and efficacy of vascular procedures

  • Secondary prevention of vascular disease