Robert J Feezor

Robert J Feezor, MD

Associate Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-HALIFAX VAS DAYTONA
Business Phone: (386) 226-2662
Business Email: feezor@surgery.ufl.edu

About Robert J Feezor

Robert Feezor, MD, is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

His practice consists of open surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic pathology, peripheral and visceral occlusive disease, and dialysis access creation and maintenance.

After majoring in chemistry at Davidson College in North Carolina, he attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his general surgery residency at UF, during which he completed a National Institutes of Health-funded T32 Research Fellowship in Trauma and Burns. He served as administrative chief resident and then transitioned to the vascular surgery fellowship program.

Dr. Feezor has been on the UF faculty since 2008 and is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery. Prior to practicing at UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health, Dr. Feezor practiced at UF Health in Gainesville for eight years. During this time, he served as the assistant program director in vascular surgery and was passionate about teaching students and residents. He was awarded the national Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching by the American College of Surgeons in 2005, the Hugh M. Hill Award for outstanding resident teacher in the College of Medicine in both 2005 and 2006, and the Department’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010.

Accomplishments

Hugh Hill Award
2005-2006 · University of Florida
Resident Educator of the Year
2005 · American College of Surgeons
Outstanding Teaching Resident
2004-2006 · University of Florida
Surgical Forum, Excellence in Research
2003 · American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Vascular Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – open
  • Angioplasty and stent placement – carotid artery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair – endovascular
  • Aortic dissection
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid artery surgery – open
  • Carotid duplex
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • Mesenteric venous thrombosis
  • Peripheral artery bypass – leg
  • Peripheral artery disease – legs
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Varicose vein – noninvasive treatment
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous insufficiency

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic pathology
  • Inflammation biology
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Venous disease

Publications

2021
EVAR Conversion is an Increasingly Common Indication for Open AAA Repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2021.07.121. [PMID] 34314833.
2020
Safety and efficacy of a hybrid approach for repair of complicated aberrant subclavian arteries.
Journal of vascular surgery. 72(6):1873-1882 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.01.075. [PMID] 32665182.
2019
Management of patch infections after carotid endarterectomy and utility of femoral vein interposition bypass graft.
Journal of vascular surgery. 69(6):1815-1823.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.09.036. [PMID] 30591294.
2019
Outcomes of antegrade and retrograde open mesenteric bypass for acute mesenteric ischemia.
Journal of vascular surgery. 69(1):129-140 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.04.063. [PMID] 30580778.
2018
Implementation of a bundled protocol significantly reduces risk of spinal cord ischemia after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 67(2):409-423.e4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.136. [PMID] 29017806.
2018
Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Acute Type B Dissection in Patients With Intractable Pain or Refractory Hypertension.
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. 25(2):220-229 [DOI] 10.1177/1526602818759339. [PMID] 29552987.
2018
Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in adult coarctation patients.
Journal of vascular surgery. 67(2):369-381.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.06.103. [PMID] 28947226.
2018
Treatment of incompetent veins of the lower extremities.
Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders. 6(3):415-416 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.02.001. [PMID] 29661368.
2017
Outcomes of Antegrade Stent Graft Deployment During Hybrid Aortic Arch Repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 104(2):538-544 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.11.087. [PMID] 28395872.
2017
Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair using aortic arch chimney stents in high-risk patients.
Journal of vascular surgery. 66(1):9-20.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.063. [PMID] 28216358.
2016
Defining risk and identifying predictors of mortality for open conversion after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 63(4):873-81.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.09.058. [PMID] 26613868.
2016
Mortality and Cost of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease after Vascular Surgery.
Annals of vascular surgery. 30:72-81.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.04.092. [PMID] 26187703.
2016
Operative and Mid-Term Outcomes of Thoracic Aortic Operation in Octogenarians and Beyond.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 31(5):334-40 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12722. [PMID] 27017597.
2016
Outcomes after endovascular aneurysm repair conversion and primary aortic repair for urgent and emergency indications in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative.
Journal of vascular surgery. 64(2):338-347 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.02.028. [PMID] 27288102.
2015
Acute bilateral renal artery chimney stent thrombosis after endovascular repair of a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Journal of vascular surgery. 61(4):1058-61 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.10.037. [PMID] 24246538.
2015
Fate of Aneurysmal Common Iliac Artery Landing Zones Used for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair.
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. 22(5):748-59 [DOI] 10.1177/1526602815602121. [PMID] 26290584.
2015
Three-dimensional fusion computed tomography decreases radiation exposure, procedure time, and contrast use during fenestrated endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 61(2):309-16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.07.097. [PMID] 25175634.
2015
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: from the femoral artery to the left ventricular apex–the spectrum to access.
Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 19(1):29-37 [DOI] 10.1177/1089253214560170. [PMID] 25425153.
2014
Antegrade deployment of a thoracic endograft using a minithoracotomy.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 98(2):713-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.056. [PMID] 25087799.
2014
Critical analysis of results after chimney endovascular aortic aneurysm repair raises cause for concern.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(4):865-73; discussion 873 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.03.295. [PMID] 24816514.
2014
Defining utility and predicting outcome of cadaveric lower extremity bypass grafts in patients with critical limb ischemia.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(6):1554-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.06.009. [PMID] 25043889.
2014
Elective endovascular aortic repair conversion for type Ia endoleak is not associated with increased morbidity or mortality compared with primary juxtarenal aneurysm repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(2):286-294.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.02.046. [PMID] 24684769.
2014
Outcomes after redo aortobifemoral bypass for aortoiliac occlusive disease.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(2):346-355.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.02.002. [PMID] 24657290.
2014
Pathology-specific secondary aortic interventions after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 59(3):599-607 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.09.050. [PMID] 24571937.
2014
Percutaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair is not contraindicated in obese patients.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(4):921-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.051. [PMID] 24845111.
2014
Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(6):1481-90.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.08.103. [PMID] 25282701.
2014
The use of cryopreserved aortoiliac allograft for aortic reconstruction in the United States.
Journal of vascular surgery. 59(3):669-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.09.009. [PMID] 24239113.
2013
Efficacy of thoracic endovascular stent repair for chronic type B aortic dissection with aneurysmal degeneration.
Journal of vascular surgery. 58(1):10-7.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.12.071. [PMID] 23561433.
2013
Fate of patients with spinal cord ischemia complicating thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 58(3):635-42.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.02.036. [PMID] 23591190.
2013
Functional Outcome and Mortality After Open and Endovascular Secondary Intervention for Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 57:293-294
2013
Outcomes Following Open and Endovascular Revascularization for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 57
2013
Prediction of graft patency and mortality after distal revascularization and interval ligation for hemodialysis access-related hand ischemia.
Journal of vascular surgery. 57(2):451-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.08.105. [PMID] 23244784.
2013
Safety of Percutaneous Tevar in Obese Patients
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 57:39S-40S
2013
Subclavian revascularization in the age of thoracic endovascular aortic repair and comparison of outcomes in patients with occlusive disease.
Journal of vascular surgery. 58(4):901-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.04.005. [PMID] 23711694.
2013
Treatment of acute visceral aortic pathology with fenestrated/branched endovascular repair in high-surgical-risk patients.
Journal of vascular surgery. 58(1):56-65.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.12.043. [PMID] 23706619.
2012
Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic aortic pathology in patients with Marfan syndrome.
Journal of vascular surgery. 55(5):1234-40; disucssion 1240 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.11.089. [PMID] 22465552.
2012
Midterm cost and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 93(2):473-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.10.016. [PMID] 22197617.
2012
Preoperative prediction of mortality within 1 year after elective thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 56(5):1266-72; discussion 1272 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.04.018. [PMID] 22840739.
2012
Safety of elective management of synchronous aortic disease with simultaneous thoracic and aortic stent graft placement.
Journal of vascular surgery. 56(4):957-64.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.03.272. [PMID] 22743020.
2011
A pilot study on the randomization of inferior vena cava filter placement for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in high-risk trauma patients.
The Journal of trauma. 71(2):323-8; discussion 328 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e318226ece1. [PMID] 21825934.
2011
Approach to permanent hemodialysis access in obese patients.
Seminars in vascular surgery. 24(2):96-101 [DOI] 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2011.05.005. [PMID] 21889097.
2011
Arch debranching versus elephant trunk procedures for hybrid repair of thoracic aortic pathologies.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 91(2):465-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.10.005. [PMID] 21256293.
2011
Endovascular chimney technique versus open repair of juxtarenal and suprarenal aneurysms.
Journal of vascular surgery. 53(4):895-904; discussion 904 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.10.068. [PMID] 21211934.
2011
Hybrid management of proximal right subclavian artery aneurysms.
Journal of vascular surgery. 53(2):528-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.07.050. [PMID] 20934840.
2011
The advent of thoracic endovascular aortic repair is associated with broadened treatment eligibility and decreased overall mortality in traumatic thoracic aortic injury.
Journal of vascular surgery. 53(1):36-42; discussion 43 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.08.009. [PMID] 20961728.
2010
Practice patterns for thoracic aneurysms in the stent graft era: health care system implications.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 90(6):1833-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.08.008. [PMID] 21095320.
2009
Early outcomes after endovascular management of acute, complicated type B aortic dissection.
Journal of vascular surgery. 49(3):561-6; discussion 566 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.09.071. [PMID] 19268759.
2009
Endovascular treatment of a malignant aortoesophageal fistula.
Journal of vascular surgery. 49(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.05.066. [PMID] 19268781.
2009
Endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic injuries.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 208(4):510-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.01.012. [PMID] 19476783.
2009
Evolution in the management of the total thoracic aorta.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 137(3):627-34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.11.012. [PMID] 19258079.
2009
Management of the left subclavian artery during TEVAR.
Seminars in vascular surgery. 22(3):159-64 [DOI] 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2009.07.007. [PMID] 19765526.
2009
Spinal cord ischemia after TEVAR in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Journal of vascular surgery. 49(2):302-6; discussion 306 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.08.119. [PMID] 19028067.
2009
Strategies for detection and prevention of spinal cord ischemia during TEVAR.
Seminars in vascular surgery. 22(3):187-92 [DOI] 10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2009.07.011. [PMID] 19765530.
2008
Extent of aortic coverage and incidence of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 86(6):1809-14; discussion 1814 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.09.022. [PMID] 19021982.
2008
Impact of endograft design and product line on the device cost of endovascular aneurysm repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 47(3):499-503 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2007.10.051. [PMID] 18295102.
2007
Commentary on: Klein WM, van der Graaf Y, Seegers J, et al. Dutch Iliac Stent Trial: long-term results in patients randomized for primary or selective stent placement. Radiology. 2006;238:734-744.
Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. 19(2):198-9 [PMID] 17704494.
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2007
Dysphagia lusoria.
Journal of vascular surgery. 46(3) [PMID] 17826251.
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2007
Genomic and proteomic determinants of lower extremity revascularization failure: rationale and study design.
Journal of vascular surgery. 45 Suppl A:A82-91 [PMID] 17544028.
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2007
Perioperative differences between endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases.
Journal of vascular surgery. 45(1):86-9 [PMID] 17210388.
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2007
Risk factors for perioperative stroke during thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR).
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. 14(4):568-73 [PMID] 17696634.
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2006
Laparoscopic repair of a type II endoleak.
Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 16(3):267-70 [PMID] 16796438.
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2005
Functional genomics and gene expression profiling in sepsis: beyond class prediction.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 41 Suppl 7:S427-35 [PMID] 16237642.
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2005
Sentinel lymph node biopsy for ductal carcinoma in situ: an evolving approach at the University of Florida.
The breast journal. 11(6):394-7 [PMID] 16297082.
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2004
Genomic and proteomic determinants of outcome in patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 172(11):7103-9 [PMID] 15153533.
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2004
Should decisions on internal mammary lymph node irradiation be based on current lymphoscintigraphy techniques for sentinel lymph node identification?
Cancer. 100(3):518-23 [PMID] 14745867.
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2004
Temporal patterns of gene expression in murine cutaneous burn wound healing.
Physiological genomics. 16(3):341-8 [PMID] 14966252.
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2004
The hottest sentinel lymph node is not always the positive node.
The American surgeon. 70(6):475-8; discussion 478 [PMID] 15212397.
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2004
Whole blood and leukocyte RNA isolation for gene expression analyses.
Physiological genomics. 19(3):247-54 [PMID] 15548831.
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2003
Genetic polymorphisms, functional genomics and the host inflammatory response to injury and inflammation.
Nestle Nutrition workshop series. Clinical & performance programme. 8:15-32; discussion 32 [PMID] 12968446.
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2003
Molecular characterization of the acute inflammatory response to infections with gram-negative versus gram-positive bacteria.
Infection and immunity. 71(10):5803-13 [PMID] 14500502.
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2003
Principles of immunology.
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 18(6):451-60 [PMID] 16215081.
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2002
Duodenal perforation with an inferior vena cava filter: an unusual cause of abdominal pain.
Journal of vascular surgery. 35(5):1010-2 [PMID] 12021693.
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2002
Sequential dermal-peritumoral radiocolloid injection for sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: the University of Florida experience.
The American surgeon. 68(8):684-7; discussion 687 [PMID] 12206602.
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2002
Significance of micrometastases in colorectal cancer.
Annals of surgical oncology. 9(10):944-53 [PMID] 12464585.
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1999
Prevention of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis: results of a patient survey.
Arthritis and rheumatism. 42(8):1736-9 [PMID] 10446875.
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Grants

Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
Medtronic Vascular Education Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Cardiovascular Fellowship Program at Rockefeller
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ABBOTT FUND
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Medtronic Vascular Education
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Feb 2014 – Feb 2018
The SENTRY Clinical Study: Prospective, Multi-Center Study of the Novate Sentry Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NOVATE MEDICAL LTD
Jun 2013 – Jun 2019
Zenith Spiral-Z AAA Iliac Leg Graft Registry
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COOK GROUP
May 2013 – May 2021
Zilver PTX V
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COOK GROUP
Aug 2009 – Aug 2019
Zenith Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft Clinical Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COOK GROUP
Apr 2009 – Apr 2018
Endovascular Repair using the Talent Thoracic Stent Graft System in Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms – THRIVE
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jan 2008 – Jan 2018
Zenith Dissection Endovascular System
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COOK GROUP

Education

Fellowship – Vascular Surgery
2008 · University of Florida
Residency – Surgery
2001 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1999 · Medical College of Virginia

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2015-2018
MDC7602 Senior Surgery Clerk
2013-2018
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery
2010-2013
MEL7951 Elect Top/Surgery
2012
BCC7161 Senior Surgery Clerk

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(386) 226-2662
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