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Joseph S. Giglia, MD

Professor of Clinical

Interim Director, Division of Vascular Surgery

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Vascular Surgery Clinical Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Michigan
  • Medical Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Master's Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Notre Dame
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (General Vascular Surgery) (Certification Date: 1999-05-25) - (Recertification Date: 2023-10-24)
American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care) (Certification Date: 2001-10-19) - (Recertification Date: 2022-10-28)
American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 1997-09-16) - (Recertification Date: 2022-10-26)


Surgery-Critical Care

Contact Information
Research Interests

Vascular Surgery, Varicose Veins, Aneurysms, Arteriosclerosis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Thromboembolic Disease

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Surgery


Vascular Malformations

Vascular Surgery

Amaurosis Fugax

Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Diseases and Disorders

Arterial disease

Arteriosclerotic Aortic Disease


Buerger's disease (Thromboangiitis obliterans)

Carotid Artery Injury

Carotid Artery Stenosis

Carotid Artery Thrombosis

Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection

Cerebral Arterial Disease


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)



Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Glomus Tumors


Iliac Aneurysm

Leg Ulcer

Leriche Syndrome

May-Thurner Syndrome

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Polyarteritis Nodosa

Popliteal Artery aneurysm

Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome

Spider Veins

Subclavian Steal Syndrome

Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Systemic Vasculitis

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thromboembolic Disease

Upper Extremity Vascular Disease

Varicose Veins

Vascular Disease

Vascular System Injuries

Vascular Tumor

Vasculitis (Angiitis)

Venous Disease

Venous Insufficiency

Venous Thromboembolism

Venous Thrombosis

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bath, Jonathan; Rahimi, Maham; Leite, Jose O; Pierre-Louis, Willythssa; Giglia, Joseph S 2020. Laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass in a USA academic center. The Journal of cardiovascular surgery, 61 3, 332-339

Farber, Mark A; Giglia, Joseph S; Starnes, Benjamin W; Stevens, Scott L; Holleman, Jeremiah; Chaer, Rabih; Matsumura, Jon S 2013. Evaluation of the redesigned conformable GORE TAG thoracic endoprosthesis for traumatic aortic transection. Journal of vascular surgery, 58 3, 651-8

Stickley, Shaun M; Giglia, Joseph S 2013. Novel use of a gastrointestinal stapler for diaphragm division during thoracoabdominal aortic exposure. Annals of vascular surgery, 27 5, 689-91

McClaine, Rebecca J; Giglia, Joseph S; Ahmad, Syed A; McCoy, Stephanie J; Sussman, Jeffrey J 2012. Quality of life outcomes after isolated limb infusion. Annals of surgical oncology, 19 5, 1373-8

Reed, Amy B; Crafton, Chip; Giglia, Joseph S; Hutto, John D 2009. Back to basics: use of fresh cadavers in vascular surgery training. Surgery, 146 4, 757-62; discussion 7

Giglia, Joseph S 2007. Surgical knots. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 205 3, 523; author reply 52

Reed, Amy B; Thompson, J Keith; Crafton, Charles J; Delvecchio, Cindy; Giglia, Joseph S 2006. Timing of endovascular repair of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic transections. Journal of vascular surgery, 43 4, 684-8

Thompson, J Keith; Reed, Amy B; Crafton, Charles J; Edwards, John D; Giglia, Joseph S 2006. Endovascular fenestration for relief of chronic mesenteric ischemia from chronic type B aortic dissection. Annals of vascular surgery, 20 4, 518-20

Thompson, J Keith; Reed, Amy B; Giglia, Joseph S 2006. Novel endovascular treatment of blunt thoracic aortic trauma with a self-expanding stent lined with aortic extender cuffs. Annals of vascular surgery, 20 2, 271-3

Thompson, J Keith; Strunk, Rhonda S; Giglia, Joseph S 2006. Bilateral obturator bypass for combined aortic and femorofemoral graft infection. Journal of vascular surgery, 44 4, 888

Giglia, Joseph S; Thompson, J Keith 2004. Repair of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in the presence of a left-sided inferior vena cava. Journal of vascular surgery, 40 1, 161-3

Giglia, Joseph S 2003. Technique to decrease lower extremity and pelvic ischemia during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of vascular surgery, 38 2, 401-2

Giglia, Joseph S; Ollerenshaw, Jeremy D; Dawson, Patti E; Black, Kirby S; Abbott, William M 2002. Cryopreservation prevents arterial allograft dilation. Annals of vascular surgery, 16 6, 762-7

Cambria, R P; Davison, J K; Giglia, J S; Gertler, J P 1998. Mesenteric shunting decreases visceral ischemia during thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. Journal of vascular surgery, 27 4, 745-9

Cambria, R P; Giglia, J S 1998. Prevention of spinal cord ischaemic complications after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 15 2, 96-109

Giglia, J S; Zelenock, G B; D'Alecy, L G 1996. Infrarenal aortic clamp hypertension is exacerbated by baroreceptor blockade. The Journal of surgical research, 64 2, 112-5

Zwemer, C F; Giglia, J S; Zelenock, G B; D'Alecy, L G 1996. Systemic pressor response during hindlimb ischemia is inversely related to femoral artery pressure and fractional inspired oxygen. Surgery, 120 5, 838-44

Giglia, J S; Zelenock, G B; D'Alecy, L 1994. Prevention of paraplegia during thoracic aortic cross-clamping: importance of patent internal mammary arteries. Journal of vascular surgery, 19 6, 1044-51

Giglia, J S; Ovak, G M; Yoshida, M A; Twist, C J; Jeffery, A R; Pauly, J L 1985. Isolation of mouse T-cell lymphoma lines from different long-term interleukin 2-dependent cultures. Cancer research, 45 10, 5027-34

Lederle F.A.;Stroupe K.T.;Kyriakides T.C.;Ge L.;Freischlag J.A.;Ketteler E.R.;Kingsley D.D.;Marek J.M.;Massen R.J.;Matteson B.D.;David Pitcher J.;Langsfeld M.;Corson J.D.;Goff J.M.;Kasirajan K.;Paap C.;Robertson D.C.;Salam A.;Veeraswamy R.;Milner R.;Kasirajan K.;Guidot J.;Lal B.K.;Busuttil S.J.;Lilly M.P.;Braganza M.;Ellis K.;Patterson M.A.;Jordan W.D.;Whitley D.;Taylor S.;Passman M.;Kerns D.;Inman C.;Poirier J.;Ebaugh J.;Raffetto J.;Chew D.;Lathi S.;Owens C.;Hickson K.;Dosluoglu H.H.;Eschberger K.;Kibbe M.R.;Baraniewski H.M.;Matsumura J.;Endo M.;Busman A.;Meadows W.;Evans M.;Giglia J.S.;El Sayed H.;Reed A.B.;Ruf M.;Ross S.;Jean-Claude J.M.;Pinault G.;Kang P.;White N.;Eiseman M.;Jones R.;Timaran C.H.;Gregory Modrall J.;Burress Welborn M.;Lopez J.;Nguyen T.;Chacko J.K.Y.;Granke K.;Vouyouka A.G.;Olgren E.;Chand P.;Allende B.;Ranella M.;Yales C.;Whitehill T.A.;Krupski W.C.;Nehler M.R.;Johnson S.P.;Jones D.N.;Strecker P.;Bhola M.A.;Shortell C.K.;Gray J.L.;Lawson J.H.;McCann R.;Sebastian M.W.;Tetterton J.K.;Blackwell C.;Prinzo P.A.;Lee N.;Padberg F.T.;Cerveira J.J.;Zickler R.W.;Hauck K.A.;Berceli S.A.;Anthony Lee W.;Keith Ozaki C.;Nelson P.R.;Irwin A.S.;Baum R. 12-01-2016. Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abd JAMA Surgery, 151 12, 1139-1144

Giglia J.S.;Yeh C.;Dwivedi A.;Starnes B.;Woo K.;Angle J.F.;Bornak A.;Caputo F.;Slaiby J.;Timaran C.;Lal B.K.;Mantese V.;Rajani R.;Wilderman M.J.;Baldwin Z.;Desai N.;Khoynezhad A.;Moursi M. 12-01-2015. Endovascular repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury using the Zenith Alpha low-profile device Journal of Vascular Surgery, 62 6, 1495-1503.e1

Bath J.;Rahimi M.;Long B.;Avgerinos E.;Giglia J. 07-01-2017. Clinical outcomes of obturator canal bypass Journal of Vascular Surgery, 66 1, 160-166

Bath J.;Leite J.O.;Rahimi M.;Giglia J.;Jain A.;Shelton K.;Meier G.H. 05-01-2018. Contemporary outcomes for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms using endovascular balloon control for Journal of Vascular Surgery, 67 5, 1389-1396

Huber N.;Giglia J.;Starnes S.;Tsuei B. 05-01-2009. Concomitant blunt aortic and thoracic duct injury Injury Extra, 40 5, 81-83

Bove P.;Long G.;Shanley C.;Brown O.;Rimar S.;Hans S.;Kitzmiller J.;Bendick P.;Zelenock G.;Giglia J.;Zarins C. 05-01-2003. Transrenal fixation of endovascular stent-grafts for infrarenal aortic aneurysm repair: Mid-term res Journal of Vascular Surgery, 37 5, 938-942

Powell J.T.;Sweeting M.J.;Ulug P.;Blankensteijn J.D.;Lederle F.A.;Becquemin J.P.;Greenhalgh R.M.;Greenhalgh R.M.;Beard J.D.;Buxton M.J.;Brown L.C.;Harris P.L.;Powell J.T.;Rose J.D.G.;Russell I.T.;Sculpher M.J.;Thompson S.G.;Lilford R.J.;Bell P.R.F.;Greenhalgh R.M.;Whitaker S.C.;Poole-Wilson P.A.;Ruckley C.V.;Campbell W.B.;Dean M.R.E.;Ruttley M.S.T.;Coles E.C.;Powell J.T.;Halliday A.;Gibbs S.J.;Brown L.C.;Epstein D.;Sculpher M.J.;Thompson S.G.;Hannon R.J.;Johnston L.;Bradbury A.W.;Henderson M.J.;Parvin S.D.;Shepherd D.F.C.;Greenhalgh R.M.;Mitchell A.W.;Edwards P.R.;Abbott G.T.;Higman D.J.;Vohra A.;Ashley S.;Robottom C.;Wyatt M.G.;Rose J.D.G.;Byrne D.;Edwards R.;Leiberman D.P.;McCarter D.H.;Taylor P.R.;Reidy J.F.;Wilkinson A.R.;Ettles D.F.;Clason A.E.;Leen G.L.S.;Wilson N.V.;Downes M.;Walker S.R.;Lavelle J.M.;Gough M.J.;McPherson S.;Scott D.J.A.;Kessell D.O.;Naylor R.;Sayers R.;Fishwick N.G.;Harris P.L.;Gould D.A.;Walker M.G.;Chalmers N.C.;Garnham A.;Collins M.A.;Gaines P.A.;Ashour M.Y.;Uberoi R.;Braithwaite B.;Whitaker S.C.;Davies J.N.;Travis S.;Hamilton G.;Platts A.;Shandall A.;Sullivan B.A.;Sobeh M.;Matson M.;Fox A.D.;Orme R.;Yusef W.;Doyle T.;Horrocks M.;Hardman J.;Blair P.H.B.;Ellis P.K.;Morris G.;Odurny A. 02-01-2017. Meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes British Journal of Surgery, 104 3, 166-178

Starnes B.W.;Dwivedi A.;Giglia J.;Woo K.;Yeh C. 01-01-2020. Updated outcomes from the TRANSFIX study to evaluate endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic in Journal of Vascular Surgery, ,

Phang D.;Smeds M.R.;Abate M.;Ali A.;Long B.;Rahimi M.;Giglia J.;Bath J. 01-01-2019. Revascularization with Obturator or Hemi-neoaortoiliac System for Partial Aortic Graft Infections Annals of Vascular Surgery, 54 , 166-175

Papaconstantinou H.;Fry D.;Giglia J.;Hurst J.;Edwards J. 01-01-2004. Endovascular repair of a blunt traumatic axillary artery injury presenting with limb-threatening isc Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 57 1, 180-183

Reed, Amy B; Delvecchio, Cindy; Giglia, Joseph S . Major lower extremity amputation after multiple revascularizations: was it worth it? Annals of vascular surgery, 22 3, 335-40