Faculty Profile

William Jordan, MD

William D. Jordan, Jr., MD

John E. Skandalakis Chair of Surgery

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

Director, Vascular Surgery Service, Emory Healthcare




General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Upon completing his vascular surgery fellowship at Emory in 1994, where he also obtained his MD, Dr. William Jordan returned to the site of his general surgery residency, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was appointed chief of vascular surgery at UAB in 1996, program director of the vascular surgery fellowship in 2002, and the Holt A. McDowell, Jr., Professor and Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy in 2007. He also initiated the integrated vascular residency in 2010.

Dr. Jordan returned to Emory in 2016 to direct the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. His clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of aortic aneurysm, aortic diseases, renal artery conditions, carotid artery diseases, and peripheral vascular diseases.

His extensive research portfolio specializes in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new methods of treatment for peripheral vascular and aortic disease. Dr. Jordan's recent trials-based investigations include being national PI of Gore & Associates' evaluation of the GORE conformable TAG thoracic endoprosthesis for the primary treatment of aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta, and serving as international Co-PI of a registry that is capturing data on the use and outcomes of Aptus EndoAnchors, which are applied during endovascular aneurysm repair to enhance the fixation and sealing mechanisms of endografts.



View Dr. Jordan's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Healthcare System

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic



  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 1988

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, 1988-1993

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1993-1994

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • 1996 Liebeg-Presidential Award, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, "A comparison of angioplasty vs. endarterectomy in the treatment of carotid artery stenosis"

  • 1999 President’s Award, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, "Pre-operative vein mapping predicts lower extremity arterial graft patency"

  • Inducted, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chapter, 2007

Current Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Endovascular Therapy

  • Journal of Vascular Surgery

  • Annals of Vascular Surgery

  • Vascular

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • Alabama Vascular Society

  • American Surgical Association

  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

  • Association of Veterans Administration Surgeons

  • Emory Vascular Society

  • European Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Georgia Vascular Society
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

  • International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

  • International Society for Endovascular Surgery International

  • International Society for Vascular Surgery (Founding Member)

  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

  • Jefferson County Medical Society

  • Medical Association of Alabama

  • Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

  • Society for Vascular Surgery

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

  • Southern Surgical Association

  • Surgical Society of the University of Alabama

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive treatment of aortic diseases, carotid artery diseases, and peripheral vascular diseases

Research Interests

  • To develop, critically evaluate, and implement new minimally invasive methods of treatment for peripheral vascular disease