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Alan Dardik, MD/PhD, FACS, DFSVS, FAHA

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
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Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
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Biography

     Dr. Alan Dardik is a surgeon-scientist who harnesses the power of molecular biology to achieve a modern understanding of vascular disease, and then use the basic science laboratory to ultimately benefit patients with vascular diseases.

     Dr. Dardik trained at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital before his appointment to the Yale faculty in 2001. Dr. Dardik focuses his clinical practice on teaching at the VA Connecticut, where he was formerly the Chief of Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Dardik has won the C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching from Yale’s Department of Surgery and the Faculty Teaching Award from St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Dardik is also a Vice Chair of Yale’s Department of Surgery where he is charged with Faculty Affairs, and he has served as Yale's Interim Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

     The Dardik laboratory studies the healing and function of blood vessels, fistulae and vessel patches that are used in patients having vascular surgery. The laboratory is trying to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which vein graft adaptation and arteriovenous fistula maturation result in positive remodeling and successful adaptation to the arterial environment, yet often proceed, in the long-term, to neointimal hyperplasia and failure. The laboratory also studies novel methods to deliver stem cells to diabetic wounds. The laboratory is funded from the NIH as well as Yale's Department of Surgery.

     Dr. Dardik currently serves as the Editor for the newly launched journal JVS-Vascular Science; he is currently the President of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery and is a past President of the Association of VA Surgeons as well as of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Dardik has run several national and international meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, and has served on numerous peer review committees including review for the NIH, the VA, and Vascular Cures. Dr. Dardik has edited several textbooks including “Vascular Surgery: A Global Perspective” and “Stem cell therapy for vascular diseases.”

Titles

  • Professor of Surgery (Vascular) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Vice Chair (Faculty Affairs), Surgery

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Vascular Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2001)
  • Chief Resident
    General Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2000)
  • Resident
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1999)
  • Specialist Registrar
    The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH F32)
    Johns Hopkins University (1997)
  • MD/PhD
    University of Pennsylvania (1993)
  • BS
    Yale University, Computer Science (1986)

Additional Information

Biography

     Dr. Alan Dardik is a surgeon-scientist who harnesses the power of molecular biology to achieve a modern understanding of vascular disease, and then use the basic science laboratory to ultimately benefit patients with vascular diseases.

     Dr. Dardik trained at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital before his appointment to the Yale faculty in 2001. Dr. Dardik focuses his clinical practice on teaching at the VA Connecticut, where he was formerly the Chief of Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Dardik has won the C. Elton Cahow Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching from Yale’s Department of Surgery and the Faculty Teaching Award from St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Dardik is also a Vice Chair of Yale’s Department of Surgery where he is charged with Faculty Affairs, and he has served as Yale's Interim Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

     The Dardik laboratory studies the healing and function of blood vessels, fistulae and vessel patches that are used in patients having vascular surgery. The laboratory is trying to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which vein graft adaptation and arteriovenous fistula maturation result in positive remodeling and successful adaptation to the arterial environment, yet often proceed, in the long-term, to neointimal hyperplasia and failure. The laboratory also studies novel methods to deliver stem cells to diabetic wounds. The laboratory is funded from the NIH as well as Yale's Department of Surgery.

     Dr. Dardik currently serves as the Editor for the newly launched journal JVS-Vascular Science; he is currently the President of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery and is a past President of the Association of VA Surgeons as well as of the International Society for Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Dardik has run several national and international meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference, and has served on numerous peer review committees including review for the NIH, the VA, and Vascular Cures. Dr. Dardik has edited several textbooks including “Vascular Surgery: A Global Perspective” and “Stem cell therapy for vascular diseases.”

Titles

  • Professor of Surgery (Vascular) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Vice Chair (Faculty Affairs), Surgery

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Vascular Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2001)
  • Chief Resident
    General Surgery; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2000)
  • Resident
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1999)
  • Specialist Registrar
    The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH F32)
    Johns Hopkins University (1997)
  • MD/PhD
    University of Pennsylvania (1993)
  • BS
    Yale University, Computer Science (1986)

Additional Information