Dawn Marie Coleman, MD, FACS
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Dawn M. Coleman is a Professor of Surgery, who recently transitioned from her post as Program Director of the Vascular Surgery training programs at the University of Michigan to Division Chief of Vascular Surgery at Duke University. She graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 and earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2010 and then went on to complete a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at the same institution in 2012. She is the current President-Elect for the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, co-leading the VASCULAR arm the SECOND trial. She also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve assigned to a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team, having deployed on three occasions to support forward operations in the Middle East.
Her clinical and translational research interests encompass a unique pediatric vascular surgery practice, and her research leverages a multidisciplinary team to deeply phenotype patients with renovascular hypertension resulting from aorto-renal arterial dysplasia. She has made several high impact research contributions to this rare disease, and received major funding from the Taubman Institute, NIH, DOD and PCORI. She leads an international pRVH patient-centered outcomes research Collaborative and has convened expanded stakeholders to prioritize further research goals.
Charles Keith Ozaki, MD
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
John A. Mannick Professor of Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr. C. Keith Ozaki serves as the John A. Mannick Chair of Surgery and the Executive Vice-Chair for the Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and as a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ozaki earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University, trained at the Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Service, and went on to complete a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Michigan. At the University of Florida (1997-2008), he served as Professor and Chief of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.
This academic surgeon performs approximately 350 vascular cases annually, including open operations for visceral and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, and complex hemodialysis access. He co-edited a two-volume comprehensive vascular surgery textbook/atlas Master Techniques in Surgery: Vascular Surgery. Twice the Florida surgery residents recognized his role in their training via the Lester R. Dragstedt Award, and in Boston Dr. Ozaki was a nominee for the Harvard Medical School Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and he recently won the Joseph E. Murray M.D. and Simon J. Simonian M.D., Sc.D. Prize for Research Excellence in Surgery. Nationally he has served multiple national professional organizations such as the American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery Board Director), Society for Vascular Surgery, Vascular Access Society of the Americas (Board Director), and the American College of Surgeons.
Beyond his clinical and teaching contributions, Dr. Ozaki has led an NIH and AHA funded vascular research laboratory for two and a half decades, and he has spearheaded investigator initiated as well as industry translational clinical studies and device trials. His basic research efforts broadly aim to delineate how physical forces alter blood vessel morphology. Ongoing research expands knowledge into links among dietary restriction, adipose biology and vascular events. His works have been published in highly competitive journals within surgery (Journal of Vascular Surgery, Surgery) and beyond (Circulation, Circulation Research, American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Physiology, Cell, Nature Biomaterials, Science Advances).
Sherene Shalhub, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Dr. Sherene Shalhub has been recently transitioned from the University of Washington and is now the division head of vascular surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University.
Sherene Shalhub, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified vascular surgeon at the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Clinic at UW Medical Center.. Since joining UW Medicine in 2013, she has received a PRAISE Award and was named a rising star by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences.
Dr. Shalhub provides personalized care to patients suffering from rare vascular conditions. She believes in creating active partnerships with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Shalhub is also a member of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Aortic Program “MTAP” to support patients with complex thoracic aortic conditions as a Vascular Surgeon.
Dr. Shalhub earned her M.D. and M.P.H. at the University of South Florida. Her clinical interests include treating aortic and peripheral arterial aneurysms and dissections in patients with genetically triggered vascular diseases.
Dr. Shalhub’s research interests include the genetic basis of aortic and arterial aneurysms and dissections, elucidating the mechanism of rapid aneurysmal degeneration of the descending thoracic aorta post aortic dissection and vascular trauma management. Her research has been funded by PCORI to engage patients populations living with vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome and more recently aortic dissection to establish research priorities. She is the lead PI for the Vascular Ehlers Danlos Collaborative Research study.