Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Grady
The vascular and endovascular surgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital was initiated with the 2011 appointment of Dr. Ravi Rajani as director of the program. Having done his trauma fellowship and surgical critical care residency at Grady before completing his vascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Rajani's return to Grady was both a homecoming and an opportunity to apply his extensive training in advanced vascular surgery methods to intensive trauma situations.
Dr. Rajani is also the associate program director for the general surgery residency and oversees surgical education at Grady. The vascular surgery service at Grady trains residents from both Emory University and the Morehouse schools of medicine, and includes trainees from vascular surgery, general surgery, interventional radiology, and trauma surgery.
Dr. Rajani's Grady-based team includes Dr. Victoria Teodorescu and Dr. Jaime Benarroch-Gampel. Dr. Teodorescu specializes in lower extremity peripheral arterial disease, dialysis access, venous thrombosis/embolism, wound care, carotid stenosis/occlusion, and aortic aneurysms, while Dr. Benarroch-Gampel's primary areas of clinical interest are aortic surgery for aneurysmal and occlusive disease, cerebrovascular disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, and venous disease.
In addition to providing support for vascular trauma at Grady's Level I trauma center, Dr. Rajani's team has established a clinic in the hospital's cardiovascular center that treats the entire spectrum of vascular disease, including lower extremity, aortic, and cerebrovascular disease; aortic aneurysms; peripheral arterial disease; and dialysis needs. Open and/or endovascular procedures are employed as well as non-invasive vascular testing.