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Eric T. Choi, MD

Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Chair for Clinical Research Committee of CMDR
Professor, Surgery
Professor, Center for Metabolic Disease Research

Eric Choi
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Open and endovascular interventions for thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Critical limb ischemia of the legs

Research Interests

Dr. Choi’s laboratory studies vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dedifferentiation and anastomotic neointimal hyperplasia (NH) and its relevance to atherosclerosis and early arteriovenous fistula failure in metabolic disease. We have developed a chronic kidney disease (CKD) CKD-atherosclerosis mouse model by performing the 5/6 nephrectomy and left common carotid ligation procedures in apoE-/- mice, which develops NH resembles CKD-atherosclerosis in human CKD. Dr. Choi uses blood and vessel samples from CKD and normal kidney patients requiring arteriovenous access surgery for hemodialysis at the Dialysis Access Center and patients admitted for blunt and penetrating operative cases requiring vascular reconstruction and bypass grafting, respectively at Temple University Hospital. Research approaches include molecular biology, immunological/cellular biology and pathophysiological approaches, microsurgery models, transgenic and gene knock-out mice.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Clinical Instructor and Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2000
  • Residency, General Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1999
  • Research Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Washington University, 1994
  • Internship, General Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1990
  • BES, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1985


  • General surgery
  • Vascular surgery


  • American Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Associate Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • International Society of Angiology
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • St. Louis Surgical Society
  • St. Louis Vascular Society

Digital Bibliography

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