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David G. Neschis, M.D.   David G. Neschis, M.D.

Assistant Professor of surgery University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Neschis joined the University of Maryland after completing vascular surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During this training, he had extensive experience with endovascular interventions, particularly endovascular grafting for aortic aneurysms.

A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Dr. Neschis completed both a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

His special interests include: Complex Aortic and Branch Aortic Repair, with Clinically Based research Interest in Study of Renal and Visceral Artery Atherosclerosis to Recovery of Renal Function in Ischemic Nephropathy; Aortic Endografts.

William R. Flinn, M.D.   William R. Flinn, M.D.

Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery,
University of Maryland Medical Center

Since 1993, Dr. Flinn has served as Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he has also directed the development of the Maryland Vascular Center. Certified in both general and vascular surgery, he came to Baltimore from Chicago where he was a faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Dr. Flinn received his BA from Brown University and his MD from Northwestern University. He completed a residency in General Surgery and then a specialty fellowship in Vascular Surgery also at Northwestern.

Dr. Flinn's special interests include: Suprarenal Aneurysms; Mesenteric and Renal Revascularizations; Complex Reoperative Aortic, Carotid and Peripheral Bypass Procedures; Noninvasive Surveillance Programs for DVT, Vein Bypass Grafts and Carotid Surgery.

Bartley P. Griffith, M.D.   Bartley P. Griffith, M.D.

Professor of Surgery University of Maryland School of Medicine

Chief, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation University of Maryland Heart Center

Dr. Griffith's clinical work focuses on coronary artery surgery, mitral and aortic valve repair and replacement and aneurysmal disease of the thoracic aorta. His research interests are concentrated on heart and lung transplantation, cell transplantation and advancing the use of artificial organs. He has directed more than 1,200 heart transplants and 600 lung transplants and is an innovator in the use of immunosuppression after transplant and mechanical blood pumps prior to transplant. He is also developing a program in mechanical support of the failing heart, providing surgical options as a bridge to transplantation or as a life lengthening therapy.

Prior to his arrival at the University of Maryland, Dr.Griffith served as vice chair in the department of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was also chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the Henry T.Bahnson Professor of Surgery. He also served as the founding director for the internationally recognized McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development.

Dr. Griffith received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed a surgery internship and general and cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Health Center Hospitals. He is an NHLBI investigator and is currently developing an artificial lung. He has published over 500 articles and book chapters, lectured at professional meetings nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including induction into the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.


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