Dr. Mark K. Eskandari is the Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a Professor of Surgery, Radiology, and Cardiology and the first recipient of the James S.T. Yao, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Vascular Surgery endowed chair at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Eskandari is a board-certified vascular and endovascular surgeon with a particular interest in endovascular surgery and stent technology. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Thoracic Aortic Program and Medical Director of both the Vascular (Blood Flow) Laboratory and the Carotid Stenting Program (ICACSF) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
His current clinical research endeavors include numerous clinical trials investigating the use of stent grafts for the treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid stent systems for stroke prevention, and lower extremity endovascular interventions for limb preservation. He is an internationally recognized expert in carotid artery stenting and aortic aneurysm stent grafting and has served as course director for several national carotid stenting and aortic stent grafting training programs for other physicians. His bibliography includes over 150 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, 50 book chapters, and over 100 local, national, and international presentations on the treatment of vascular disease. Dr. Eskandari has been the recipient of three awards for excellence in research, three awards for excellence in teaching at Northwestern University, the Lifeline Foundation’s Wylie Fellowship award, and the NMFF Physician Clinical Excellence Award for Clinical Innovation.