Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery;
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Shortell holds dual appointments: Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor of Radiology, and serves as Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery. Major areas of interest are open and endovascular management of aortic disease, cerebrovascular disease, vascular malformations, and venous disease. Research interests include diagnosis and management of vascular malformations, cerebrovascular disease, outcomes research, and venous disease. She was the first academic surgeon to discover genes responsible for pathogenesis and progression of chronic venous insufficiency by evaluating the entire human genome of patients affected by this highly prevalent and often significantly debilitating vascular disorder.
A member of the International Union of Angiography/International Union of Phlebology consensus, Dr. Shortell helped develop the international guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of venous malformations. She has served in numerous capacities in the Society for Vascular Surgery, including chairing the Committee on Women’s Issues, the Education Council, and the Fellows’ Council. She is co-director of the SVS and UCLA Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Review Course, and is associate editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. She established Duke's Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Team, including a database to track clinical outcomes of vascular malformation patients and coordination of research projects. She created and directed the Duke symposium “From Foam to Filters: What’s New in Venous Disease.” She is a recipient of the Duke Faculty Professionalism Award, has over 130 peer-reviewed publications, is the author of three books, and has spoken extensively at national and international venues.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
8:20 AM – 8:45 AM