Faculty Profile

Yazan Duwayri, MD

Yazan Duwayri, MD

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

Co-Director, Emory Aortic Center

Quality Officer, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email

yazan.duwayri@emory.edu

Certification

General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2011

Biography

Since joining the Department of Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine in 2011, Dr. Duwayri has been heavily involved with developing Emory's use of customized fenestrated aortic endografts for treating juxtarenal aortic aneurysms. In 2012, he was a member of the surgical team that successfully implanted Georgia's first FDA-approved fenestrated aortic endograft as a minimally invasive treatment for patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. Dr. Duwayri has continued to perform the procedure on appropriate patients referred from Georgia and neighboring states.

In 2015, Dr. Duwayri became the principal investigator of the Emory site in a multi-center trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith p-Branch device for the treatment of pararenal aortic aneurysms. Unlike the current FDA-approved graft, the Zenith p-Branch device does not need to be customized for the patient. Instead, it has two distinct designs that feature different locations for the pivoting renal windows, allowing it to fit more patients without delaying treatment. It can also treat aneurysms above the level of the renal arteries, which the current graft cannot.

Dr. Duwayri specializes in endoluminal and open vascular surgery, with his primary areas of clinical interest being carotid stenosis, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, aortoiliac occlusive disease, renal arterial stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, dialysis access, peripheral arterial disease, and venous disease. His current research is focusing on outcomes in vascular surgery, while his prior investigations concentrated on exploring cell culture techniques for in-vitro expansion of human mesenchymal stem cell populations and overcoming the limitations of senescence of stem cell populations.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan, 2002

  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa, 2003-2004

  • General Surgery Internship, Indiana University, 2004-2005

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Toledo, 2005-2009

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2009-2011

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

  • Society for Vascular Surgery: Arterial Quality Committee

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society: Grants and Scholarship Committee

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

  • Executive Committee, Florida Georgia Vascular Study Group, Vascular Quality Initiative

  • International Society of Endovascular Specialists

  • Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society

  • American Medical Association

  • Jordanian Medical Association

  • Georgia Vascular Society

Honors and Awards

  • American College of Surgeons/Society for Vascular Surgery Health Policy Scholarship for 2019

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2017, 2018, 2019

Clinical Interests

  • Endovascular and open treatment of complex aortic aneurysms

  • Carotid stenosis

  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease

  • Renal arterial stenosis

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Dialysis access

  • Peripheral arterial disease

  • Venous disease

Research Interests

  • Clinical outcomes research to assess the influence of endovascular device modification on the mid and long-term results of endovascular interventions in aneurysm and peripheral occlusive disease.