Samir K Shah

Samir K Shah, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR
Business Phone: (352) 273-5484
Business Email: samir.shah@surgery.ufl.edu

About Samir K Shah

My name is Samir K. Shah, MD, MPH, and I am an assistant professor in the University of Florida Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. I graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with highest distinction with both a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. Upon graduation, I attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine, where I graduated with high honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. I then pursued a general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where I performed with distinction and received several awards, including the Steiger Research Award, and selection as an administrative chief resident. Next, I moved to Boston to complete a vascular surgery fellowship at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, subsequently becoming an attending vascular surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Hospital. I also served as an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

I am drawn to vascular surgery because of the enormous breadth of the field in terms of disease we treat and treatment strategy (medicine only, minimally invasive procedures, invasive surgery). Vascular surgery is a growing field with many opportunities to advance care via research. I also love the fact that I see my patients for life, not just before and after surgery, giving me the opportunity to have longitudinal, meaningful relationships with my patients and their families.

I am intensely interested in shared decision-making. In other words, I try to provide patients with all of the information they need to make decisions. I provide guidance based on what they tell me their goals are so that our decision is based on who they are as people rather than purely on what disease or condition they have.

I am in the 1% of vascular surgeons in the U.S. who is funded by the NIH to conduct research, which is also supported by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). The SVS provides one award nationally for patient-oriented research every year, and I received the award for 2023, which I am very proud of.

I am working on three projects that are all NIH-funded, including the following: Understanding the outcomes of surgery for advanced peripheral arterial disease in patients on dialysis – National Health, Lung, and Blood Institute; Understanding the health care goals of patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease – National Institute on Aging; Understanding the outcomes of surgery in patient living with dementia and how we can improve their care – National Institute on Aging. In addition, I serve as site principal investigator for numerous trials at UF for a variety of conditions, ranging from peripheral arterial disease to aortic aneurysms.

I have special expertise in treating patients for abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid body tumors, carotid disease, chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI)/critical limb ischemia (CLI)/advanced peripheral arterial disease, claudication, dialysis access for patients with end-stage kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease, popliteal aneurysms and thoracic aortic aneurysms.

When I’m not practicing medicine, you can find me spending time with my wife and two young kids, reading or gardening. My wife is also a cardiologist at UF and sometimes, we even get to work together on cases.

Accomplishments

Donald E. Matson Award
2019 · Brigham and Women's Hospital
SVS Foundation Research Career Development Travel Award
2018 · Society for Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Subspecialties
  • Vascular Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Angioplasty and Stent Placement – Carotid Artery
  • Angioplasty and stent placement – peripheral arteries
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Carotid Artery Surgery – Open
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular occlusive disease
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Hemodialysis access procedures
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Peripheral artery bypass – leg
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease – legs
  • Renal and mesenteric occlusive disease
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)
  • Venous Disease
  • Venous insufficiency

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Critical decision making
  • Patient decision-making
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6474-1455

Publications

2024
Appraising the Quality of Reporting of Vascular Surgery Studies That Use the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 58(1):76-84 [DOI] 10.1177/15385744231189771.
2024
Submitting a successful National Institutes of Health career development award for the vascular surgeon scientist
JVS-Vascular Insights. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvsvi.2023.100044.
2023
Advance care planning billing codes in patients undergoing TAVR is infrequent and associated with adverse TAVR outcomes
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 71(1):282-287 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.18045. [PMID] 36165290.
2023
Assessing the quality of reporting of studies using Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) data.
Journal of vascular surgery. 77(1):248-255 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2022.06.024. [PMID] 35760240.
2023
Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia Is Associated With Higher Mortality and Limb Revascularization After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
The American journal of cardiology. 207:202-205 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.08.114. [PMID] 37748243.
2023
Development and evaluation of a list of high‐risk inpatient procedures in patients 65 years and older
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.18685.
2023
National Institutes of Health funding among vascular surgeons is rare.
Journal of vascular surgery. 78(4):845-851 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2023.05.052. [PMID] 37327950.
2023
National Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia and End-Stage Kidney Disease
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 57(4):357-364 [DOI] 10.1177/15385744221146868.
2023
Outcomes for patients with dementia undergoing emergency and elective colorectal surgery: A large multi-institutional comparative cohort study
The American Journal of Surgery. 226(1):108-114 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.03.012. [PMID] 37031040.
2023
Self-pay insurance status is associated with failure of medical therapy in patients with acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection
Surgery. 174(6):1476-1482 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2023.08.003.
2023
Social Vulnerability Is Associated With Higher Rates of Hospitalizations and Amputations for Peripheral Arterial Disease.
The American journal of cardiology. 203:463-465 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.07.063. [PMID] 37542956.
2023
The Gender Gap in Surgical Literature: Are We Making Progress?
The Journal of surgical research. 295:357-363 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2023.11.033. [PMID] 38064976.
2022
In-situ bypass is associated with superior infection-free survival compared with extra-anatomic bypass for the management of secondary aortic graft infections without enteric involvement.
Journal of vascular surgery. 76(2):546-555.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2022.03.869. [PMID] 35470015.
2022
Outcomes of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair conversion in octogenarians treated at a high-volume aorta center.
Journal of vascular surgery. 76(5):1270-1279 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2022.04.033. [PMID] 35667603.
2022
Patients living with dementia have worse outcomes when undergoing high‐risk procedures
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 70(10):2838-2846 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.17893. [PMID] 35637607.
2021
Advance care planning among Medicare beneficiaries with dementia undergoing surgery
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 69(8):2273-2281 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.17226. [PMID] 34014561.
2021
Contemporary management and outcomes of complex vascular surgical groin wound infections.
Journal of vascular surgery. 73(3):1031-1040.e4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.06.119. [PMID] 32707390.
2021
Contemporary Outcomes After Partial Resection of Infected Aortic Grafts
Annals of Vascular Surgery. 76:202-210 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2021.07.002.
2021
Current status of patient-reported outcome measures in vascular surgery.
Journal of vascular surgery. 74(5):1693-1706.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2021.05.038. [PMID] 34688398.
2021
Patient comprehension necessary for informed consent for vascular procedures is poor and related to frailty.
Journal of vascular surgery. 73(4):1422-1428 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.06.131. [PMID] 32835789.
2021
Surgical Treatment of True Superior Mesenteric Artery Aneurysms.
Annals of vascular surgery. 71:74-83 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2020.08.142. [PMID] 32941966.
2021
Treatment and Outcomes of Aortic Graft Infections Using a Decision Algorithm.
Annals of vascular surgery. 76:254-268 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2021.04.047. [PMID] 34182116.
2020
Dementia is associated with increased mortality and poor patient-centered outcomes after vascular surgery.
Journal of vascular surgery. 71(5):1685-1690.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.07.087. [PMID] 31703830.
2019
Risk prediction of 30-day mortality after lower extremity major amputation.
Journal of vascular surgery. 70(6):1868-1876 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.03.036. [PMID] 31147118.
2019
Strategies and outcomes for aortic endograft explantation.
Journal of vascular surgery. 69(1):80-85 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.03.426. [PMID] 29914836.
2018
Endovascular Renal Artery Stent Retriever Embolectomy in a Young Patient With Cardiac Myxoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Vascular and endovascular surgery. 52(1):70-74 [DOI] 10.1177/1538574417739746. [PMID] 29162028.
2018
Symptomatic carotid stenosis and ipsilateral carotid body tumor.
VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. 47(5):424-426 [DOI] 10.1024/0301-1526/a000725. [PMID] 29911935.
2018
Thirty-year trends in aortofemoral bypass for aortoiliac occlusive disease.
Journal of vascular surgery. 68(6):1796-1804.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.01.067. [PMID] 30001912.
2017
Impact of body mass index and gender on wound complications after lower extremity arterial surgery.
Journal of vascular surgery. 65(6):1713-1718.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.116. [PMID] 28259578.
2017
Systematic identification and management of barriers to vascular surgery patient discharge time of day.
Journal of vascular surgery. 65(1):172-178 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.07.109. [PMID] 27658897.
2016
Iliac injury during abdominal and thoracic aortic endovascular intervention.
Journal of vascular surgery. 64(3):726-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.04.037. [PMID] 27565592.
2016
Local perivascular adiponectin associates with lower extremity vascular operative wound complications.
Surgery. 160(1):204-210 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2016.01.024. [PMID] 27085683.
2016
The impact of vascular surgery wound complications on quality of life.
Journal of vascular surgery. 64(6):1780-1788 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.05.068. [PMID] 27473777.
2015
External iliac vein aneurysm as a cause of paradoxical embolism.
Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders. 3(3):322-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvsv.2014.07.001. [PMID] 26992313.
2014
Futility.
Annals of internal medicine. 160(2):138-9 [PMID] 24592501.
2014
Futility: another way?–in response.
Annals of internal medicine. 160(12) [DOI] 10.7326/L14-5012-8. [PMID] 24935501.
2013
Lower extremity amputations: factors associated with mortality or contralateral amputation.
Vascular and endovascular surgery. 47(8):608-13 [DOI] 10.1177/1538574413503715. [PMID] 24005190.
2013
Which lower-extremity DVTs should be removed early?
Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine. 80(9):546-7 [DOI] 10.3949/ccjm.80a.12147. [PMID] 24001962.
2011
Complete infrahepatic inferior vena cava occlusion presenting as congenital absence.
Journal of vascular surgery. 53(6):1716-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.01.072. [PMID] 21477965.
2008
Suprasternal bronchogenic cyst.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 43(11):2115-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.07.029. [PMID] 18970953.
2002
Bacitracin: substantiation and elimination of contaminating proteolytic activity and use as an affinity chromatography ligand to purify a siderophore-degrading enzyme.
Current microbiology. 44(1):71-4 [PMID] 11727045.

Grants

Dec 2023 ACTIVE
The GORE VBX FORWARD Clinical Study: A Comparison of the GORE? VIABAHN? VBX Balloon Expandable Endoprosthesis to Bare Metal Stenting for Patients with Complex Iliac Occlusive Diseas
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: W L GORE AND ASSOCIATES INC
Oct 2023 ACTIVE
Vialize research_Stimlabs
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: STIMLABS
Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Patient goals and decision-making in chronic limb-threatening ischemia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
May 2023 – Aug 2023
Patient goals and decision-making in chronic limb-threatening ischemia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jan 2023 ACTIVE
Occlusive/Stenotic Peripheral artery Revascularization Study for Common and/or External ILIAC Artery Using the Misago RX Self-expanding Peripheral Stent
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TERUMO MEDICAL
Aug 2022 ACTIVE
Outcomes and perspectives on treatment for critical limb ischemia in patients with end-stage renal disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Aug 2022 ACTIVE
SVS Foundation Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: SOC FOR VASCULAR SURGERY FOU
Jun 2022 ACTIVE
ROAMM-EHR: Pilot Trial of a Real-Time Symptom Surveillance System for Post-Discharge Surgical Patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2021 – Sep 2023
Disparities in Peripheral Arterial Disease Diagnosis and Treatment in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Regions of Florida
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMER COL OF CARDIOLOGY
Jul 2020 – Aug 2023
The Therapeutic Strategies, Outcomes and Costs of Critical Limb Ischemia in BEST-CLI Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEALTHCORE via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
May 2020 ACTIVE
Understanding and Improving Surgical Decision-Making for Persons Living with Dementia, their Family Caregivers, and their Providers: A Mixed Methods Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jul 2019 – Jun 2021
Identifying, barriers, and facilitators and outcome with ADRD before and after surgery
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Mar 2018 – Mar 2023
A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Study to Assess Blood-Derived Autologous Angiogenic Cell Precursor Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (ACP-CLI)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TOPSTONE RES via HEMOSTEMIX INC
Jun 2017 ACTIVE
Vascular Clinical Trials Operating Account – Salary
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Nov 2014 – Feb 2022
Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ANTHEM via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI

Education

MPH
2019 · Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Fellowship, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
2014-2016 · Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Residency, General Surgery
2012-2014 · Cleveland Clinic
Medical School
2008-2012 · Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5484
Emails:
Supv Practice I:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100128
University of Florida, Division of Vascular Surgery
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1329 SW 16TH ST RM 1130
GAINESVILLE FL 32608