Faculty and Clinical Team

Our faculty is unique in the region, combining board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists in both vascular surgery and vascular medicine in one program. Our physicians have more than 60 years of combined experience caring for patients with vascular disease and training the next generation of vascular specialists.

Our nurses, technicians and administrative staff are committed to facilitating assessment and care through our clinics and diagnostic services as well as in-hospital services for diagnosis, treatment and research.   

For patients, this translates into a comprehensive evaluation culminating in an integrated care plan including medical therapies with minimally-invasive "endovascular" procedures or traditional open surgery when indicated, for the entire spectrum of vascular diseases.

Richard H. Dean, MD, FACS
Kimberley J. Hansen, MD, FACS
Randolph L. Geary, MD, FACS
Christopher J. Godshall, MD, FACS 
Matthew S. Edwards, MD, FACS  
George W. Plonk Jr., MD, FACS
Pavel J. Levy, MD 
Justin B. Hurie, MD
 Penny A. Crisp, ANP  

Richard Dean, MD, FACSRichard H. Dean, MD, FACS
President Emeritus of Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1968. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital in 1974 and a Fellowship in General Vascular at Northwestern University in 1975. Dr. Dean has served as a Director of the American Board of Surgery and served on the committee of General Vascular Surgery. His special interests include renovascular hypertension and ischemic nephropathy.
Hansen Kimberley JKimberley J. Hansen, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chief of the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Director of the Vascular Surgery Training Program
Director of the K12 Mentored Clinical Scientist Program in Vascular Medicine
Director of the Clinical Vascular Laboratory

His NIH-funded research and intramurally supported projects emphasize clinical outcomes and the natural history of vascular disease. Dr. Hansen’s special clinical interests include complex aortic, renal, and visceral artery reconstruction.

1980            University of Alabama, School of Medicine
1985            Bradshaw Fellowship in Surgery Research
1986            General Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine
1987            Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of California School of Medicine – San Francisco

Recent Published Journal Articles:
Davis RP, Pearce JD, Craven TE, Edwards ME, Godshall CG, Geary RL, Hansen KJ. Atherosclerotic renovascular disease among hypertensive adults. J Vasc Surg 2009;50(3):564-571.

Corriere MA, Pearce JD, Andrews JS, Geary RL, Hansen KJ. Restenosis following renal artery angioplasty and stenting: incidence and risk factors. (Accepted for publication in J Vasc Surg, 2009. Founders’ Award Winner-SAVS 2009 [JVS-D-09-00037R4])

Corriere MA, Hoyle JR, Craven TE, D’Agostino RB, Edwards MS, Moore, PS, Hansen KJ.  Changes in left ventricular structure and function following renal artery revascularization.  Annals of Vascular Surgery 2010;24(1)80-84.

Pearce JD, Edwards MS, Craven RE, Corriere MA, Crutchley TA, Moore PS, Hansen KJ.  Associations between renal duplex parameters and adverse cardiovascular events in the elderly: A prospective cohort study.  Am J Kidney Dis 2010;55(2):281-290.

Geary Randolph LRandolph L. Geary, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Pathology- Section on Comparative Medicine
Associate Member- Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Brooks Scholar in Academic Medicine

Dr. Geary also has a cross-appointment in the Wake Forest University Primate Center.  In 1994, Dr. Geary was recruited from the University of Washington, Seattle.  While in Seattle, Dr. Geary was awarded an American Heart Association research fellowship in the laboratory of Alexander W. Clowes, MD, working on regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell growth by blood flow and shear stress, as well as on viral vectors for vascular gene transfer. He directs the Vascular Biology Research Laboratory, exploring how atherosclerotic arteries heal following reconstruction, and has a busy clinical practice in vascular surgery.

1986            University of Washington, School of Medicine
1991            General Surgery, University of Washington
1992            American Heart Association Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery
1994            Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington

Recent Published Journal Articles:
Tillman BW, Yazdani SK, Geary RL, Corriere MA, Atala A, Yoo JJ. Efficient Recovery of Endothelial Progenitors for Clinical Translation. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2009;15: 213-221. Epub 2009 Jan 6.

Tillman BW, Yazdani SK, Lee SJ, Geary RL, Atala AA, Yoo JJ. The in vivo stability of electrospun polycaprolactone-collagen scaffolds in vascular reconstruction. Biomaterials. 2009 Feb;30(4):583-8. Epub 2008 Nov 5.

Corriere MA, Edwards MS, Pearce JD, Andrews JS, Geary RL, Hansen KJ. Restenosis following renal artery angioplasty and stenting: incidence and risk factors. J Vasc Surg. 2009; Epub 2009 July 11.

Yazdani SK, Tillman BW, Berry JL, Soker S, Geary RL. The fate of an endothelium layer after preconditioning. J Vasc Surg. 2009;51:174-183.

Godshall Christopher JChristopher J. Godshall, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

1997            Temple University School of Medicine
2003            General Surgery, University of Louisville
2004            Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Washington University

Dr Godshall joined the Vascular Surgery department in July 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He completed training as a pharmacist prior to obtaining his MD degree, both at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Godshall assumed a faculty position at the University of Louisville until joining us in 2008. His clinical interests include multidisciplinary limb salvage, aortic reconstruction, venous pathology, and endovascular interventions.

Recent Published Journal Articles:
Davis RP, Pearce JD, Craven TE, Moore PS, Edwards MS, Godshall CJ, Hansen KJ. Atherosclerotic renovascular disease among hypertensive adults.  J Vasc Surg 50(3):563-570, Sep 2009.

Moore PS, Andrews JS, Craven TE, Davis RP, Corriere MA, Godshall CJ, Edwards MS, Hansen KJ.  Trends in vena caval interruption. Accepted for publication by J Vasc Surg 2010.

Edwards Matthew SMatthew S. Edwards, MD, FACS  

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences

1995            University of Virginia, School of Medicine
2000            General Surgery, Wake Forest University Medical Center
2003            Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Wake Forest University Medical Center

Dr. Edwards currently is the recipient of a K-23 grant from the National Institutes of Health and an American Vascular Association Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award. These awards were granted to assist in his work investigating the effects (and prevention) of atheroembolization during percutaneous renal artery revascularization. He is also involved in numerous other research projects, both institutional and industry-funded, examining issues related to renovascular disease, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysms, and lower extremity occlusive disease. Dr. Edwards' clinical interests include endovascular surgery, carotid disease, lower extremity revascularization, and renal artery disease.

Recent Published Journal Articles:
Davis RP, Pearce JD, Craven TE, Moore PS, Edwards MS, Godshall CJ, Hansen KJ. Atherosclerotic renovascular disease among hypertensive adults. Journal of Vascular Surgery; 2009; 50(3):564-570.

Pearce JD, Craven TE, Edwards MS, Corriere MA, Fleming SH, Hansen KJ. Associations between renal duplex parameters and adverse cardiovascular events in the elderly: A prospective cohort study. American Journal of Kidney Disease; 55(2):281-290.

Corriere MA, Hoyle JR, Craven TE, D’Agostino RB Jr., Edwards MS, Hansen KJ. Changes in left ventricular structure and function following renal artery revascularization. Annals of Vascular Surgery; 2010; 24(1):80-84.

Moore PS, Andrews JS, Craven TE, Davis RP, Corriere MA, Godshall CJ, Edwards MS, Hansen KJ. Trends in vena caval interruption. Accepted for publication by Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010.

Plonk George WGeorge W. Plonk Jr., MD, FACS  

Associate Professor of Surgery

1973            Bowman Gray School of Medicine
1978            General Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospital
1979            Fellow in Peripheral Vascular, University of South Carolina

Dr. Plonk’s interests include aortic and aortic branch surgery, lower extremity revascularization, as well as surgical management of carotid artery disease and dialysis access.

Recent Published Journal Articles:
English WP, Pearce JD, Craven TE, Edwards MS, Geary RL, Plonk GW, Hansen KJ.  Chronic visceral ischemia: symptom-free survival after open surgical repair.  Vasc Endovasc Surg 2004;38(6):493-503.

Deitch JS, Heller JA, McGagh D, D'ayala M, Kent KC, Plonk GW, Hansen KJ, Ligush J.  Abdominal aortic aneurysm causing duodenal obstruction: two case reports and review of the literature.  J Vasc Surg 2004;40:543-547.

Levy Pavel JPavel J. Levy, MD  

Associate Professor of Surgery and Vascular Medicine

1977             Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1989             Department of Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital
1993             Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery, University of South Carolina
1993             Clinical Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Columbia Surgical Associates
1997             Fellow in Vascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Levy is heading the Vascular Medicine Clinic and his special clinical interests include medical management of complex peripheral vascular diseases, vascular diseases in the younger patients, hypercoagulable states, and venous thromboembolism. Dr. Levy's clinical research includes investigation into the mechanisms of premature atherosclerosis, specifically PAD; medical management of PAD; outcome studies in hypertension; long-term DVT treatment, and hypercoagulable states.

Recent Published Journal Articles:
Smith RD, Levy PJ, Ferrario CM.  Value of noninvasive hemodynamics to achieve blood pressure control in hypertensive subjects.  Hypertension 2006;47:771-7.

Levy PJ, Jackson SA, McCoy TP, Ferrario CM.  Clinical characteristics of patients with premature lower extremeity atherosclerosis associated with familial early cardiovascular disease and/or cancer.  Int Angiol 2006 Sep;25(3):304-9.

Smith RD, Levy PJ.  New techniques for assessment of vascular function.  Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis 2008;2(5):373-385.

Levy PJ, Ferrario CM.  Angiotensin-receptor blockade in treatment of atrial fibrillation (Editorial).  Am J Geriatr Cardiol 2008.

Hurie Justin

Justin B. Hurie, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

2004         Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
2009        General Surgery, Temple University Hospital
2011         Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan

Dr. Hurie joined the Vascular Surgery Department in July 2011 as an Assistant Professor.  He completed his training as Chief Surgical Resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Recent Books and Book Chapters:
Goldberg A and Hurie J. Penetrating chest trauma in a 32 year old male. In: Mann, BD, ed. SURGERY: A Competency-Based Companion, 1st  Edition.  Philadelphia, 2008, Elsevier.

Hurie J and Wakefield T. Chronic Venous Insufficiency. In: Rajagopalan, S, ed. Manual of Vascular Diseases, 2nd Edition. In press. 

Hurie J and Wakefield T. Deep Venous Thrombosis. In: Dimick J, Upchurch G, Sonnenday C, ed. Clinical Scenarios in General Surgery. In press.

Hurie J and Wakefield T. Venous thrombosis. In: Stanley J, Wakefield T, Veith F, ed. Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery.  5th edition. In press.

Recent Published Journal Articles:
Choudry R, Salvatore M, Hurie J, Grewal H. Pre- operative magnetic resonance imaging for intralobar pulmonary sequestration.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006, Apr; 41 (4): 872-4

Hurie J, Sariego J. Extra-Osseous Ewing’s Sarcoma: A case report and literature review. Am Surg. 2009 Dec; 75(12):1255-7.

Hurie J, Ehrlich P, Castle V, Eliason J. Infrarenal vena caval disruption secondary to blunt trauma. Annals of Vascular Surgery. In Press.

Penny Crisp, ANPPenny A. Crisp, ANP 

Adult Critical Care Nurse Practitioner for Vascular Surgery

1990            University of North Carolina, Bachelor Science of Nursing
1997            University of North Carolina, Master’s Degree Science of Nursing
2001            University of North Carolina, Post Master’s Degree, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program

Ms. Crisp is board certified by the American College of Nurse Practitioners in Adult Critical Care, and has been at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for 18 years, specializing in vascular surgery patient care and evaluation.

Recent presentations and publications:
Crisp PA. Peripheral Vascular Disease. Presented at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Continuing Education Program October 2006.

Crisp PA.  Resident Guide for the Vascular Surgery Service. Section on Vascular Surgery/Wake Forest University Health Sciences 2009.

Crisp PA, Thrombolytics. Presented at NCBH Critical Care Nurses Symposium Nurse's Week May 2010. 


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