Vascular Diseases

Vascular diseases include any health issue that happens in the arteries, veins and capillaries. The arteries, veins and capillaries make up the vascular system, the body's network of blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart.

Programs + Services


Vascular Surgery

Tufts MC Vascular Surgery manages arterial and venous diseases using innovative surgical techniques at our downtown Boston hospital.
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Doctors + Care Team

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Vascular Surgery training program, Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Director, Research for the Vascular Surgery Division, Senior Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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William C. Mackey, MD

William C. Mackey, MD

Title(s): Surgeon-in-Chief; Andrews Professor and Chairman, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5927
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Carotid artery surgery, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysms, claudication and other circulatory problems, re-operative vascular surgery, treatment of vascular surgery complications, venous diseases

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Research + Clinical Trials


Exploring the Role of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor in Human Vascular Disease

To determine whether these contributions of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor to vascular function and disease determined in animal models are also implicated in human vessels and to address the impact of sex, age, cardiovascular risk factors, and potentially race, which cannot be completely recapitulated in vitro or in mouse models.
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