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Bruce Alan Perler, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery
  • Julius H. Jacobson, II Professor
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysms, Angioplasty, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Stent-Grafts/Endografts, Aortic Surgery, Arterial Aneurysm, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Arterial Ultrasound, Arteriovenous Fistulas, Arteriovenous Malformations, Atherosclerosis, Atherosclerosis Imaging, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Ultrasound, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Claudication, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Endovascular Interventions, Endovascular Stent Grafts, Endovascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapies, Femoral Artery Aneurysms, Intermittent Claudication, Limb Salvage Revascularization, Limb Salvage Surgery, Limb Threatening Ischemia, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Revascularization, Lower Extremity Stenting, Mesenteric Arterial Insufficiency, Minimally Invasive Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Minimally Invasive Interventions, Peripheral Angiography, Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Popliteal Artery Aneurysms, Renal Artery Disease, Stenting, Stroke, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Ultrasound, Venous Disease, Venous Insufficiency, Venous Thromboembolism, Visceral Angioplasty, Visceral Stenting

Research Interests

Stroke prevention; Clinical Outcomes analysis; Cost efficacy of new/evolving technologies


Dr. Perler completed his internship and residency in general surgery, and a clinical and research fellowship in vascular surgery, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Perler had edited several textbooks including Vascular Intervention: A Clinical Approach, Advances in Vascular Surgery, and Rutherfords Vascular Surgery. He has authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and textbook chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of circulatory diseases. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several vascular surgical journals, and has recently been named Senior Editor of The Journal of Vascular Surgery. He has delivered more than 200 lectures at national and international symposia and postgraduate courses. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and is Past President of the Eastern Vascular Society and President of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Vascular Surgery.


  • English


American Surgical Association
Society of University Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery- Member of Board of Directors
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery-President
Eastern Vascular Society-Past President
Chesapeake Vascular Society-Past President
Association for Academic Surgery
Society for Vascular Ultrasound
Baltimore Academy of Surgery

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • aortic aneurysm stent grafts
  • Carotid stent

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +


    • Duke University School of Medicine (Durham NC ) (1976)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Surgery (Boston MA ) (1981)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Vascular Surgery (Boston MA ) (1982)


    • American Board of Surgery / Vascular Surgery (2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Brooke BS, McGirt MJ, Woodworth GF, Chang DC, Roseborough GS, Freischlag JA, Perler BA. Preoperative Statin and Diuretic Use: Do They Influence the Clinical presentation of Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy? J Vasc Surg 45: 298-303 (2007).

    Perler BA. When I Grow Up I Want to Be Successful Like Daddy. I Just Dont Want to be a Doctor. J Vasc Surg 45: 627-634 (2007).

    Cronenwett JL, Seeger JM, Messina LM, Perler BA. Reviewer Responsibility. J Vasc Surg 46:181 (2007).

    Perler BA. Should Statins Be Given Routinely Before Carotid Endarterectomy? Perspectives Vasc Surg and Endovasc Therap 19:240-246 (2007).

    Perler BA. The Effect of Statin Medication On Perioperative and Long-Term, Outcomes Following Carotid Endarterectomy. Semin Vasc Surg 20: 252-258 (2007).

    Perler BA. Outlook Commentary: Has Evidence Changed Practice? Appropriateness of Carotid Endarterectomy After the Clinical Trials. Perspectives in Vasc Endovasc Surg 19:409-410 (2007)

    Woodworth GF, McGirt MJ, Than KD, Huang J, Perler BA, Tamargo RJ. Selective Versus Routine Intraoperative Shunting During Carotid Endarterectomy: A Multivariate Outcome Analysis. Neurosurgery 61:1170-1176 (2007).

    Perler B.A. Branding of Vascular Surgery. Perspectives Vasc Surg and Endovasc Therap 20:6-8 (2008).

    Perler BA. Invited Critique: Carotid Endarterectomy as the Criterion Standard in High Risk Elderly Patients. Arch Surg 143:742 (2008).

    Nazarian SM, Yenoyan G, Thompson RE, Griswold ME, Chang DC, Perler BA. Statistical Modeling of the Volume-Outcome Effect for Carotid Endarterectomy for 10 Years of a Statewide Database. J Vasc Surg 48:343-350 (2008).

    Hobson RW II, Mackey WC, Ascher E, Murad MH, Calligaro KD, Comerota AJ, Montori VM, Eskandari MK, Massop DW, Bush RL, Lal, BK, Perler BA. Management of Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Disease: Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery. J Vasc Surg 48:480-486 (2008).

    Brooke BS, Perler BA, Dominici F, Makary MA, Pronovost PJ. Reduction of In-Hospital Mortality Among Hospitals Meeting Leapfrog Evidence-Based Standards for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. J Vasc Surg 47:1155-1164 (2008).

    De Leon , Chang DC, Hassoun HT, Black JH, Roseborough GS, Perler BA, Rotellini-Coltvet L, Call D, Busse C. Multiple Treatment Algorithms for Successful Lutcomes in Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Surgery 145: 500-507 (2009).

    Sidawy AN, Perler . A Tribute To: Jack L. Cronenwett, MD, Editor-in-Chief James M. Seeger, MD, Senior Editor the Journal of Vascular Surgery January 1, 2003-December 31, 2008. J Vasc Surg 49:1-2 (2009).

    Sidawy AN, Perler, BA. A Message from the New Editors. J Vasc Surg 49:3 (2009).

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    2013 Whos Who in America
    2012 Baltimore-Washington Top Doctors
    2012 Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia Super Doctors
    2012 Americas Top Surgeons
    2012 Americas Top Doctors
    2012 Top Doctors: Washington-Baltimore
    2012 Whos Who in America
    2011 Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012
    2011 US News & World Report Top Doctors
    2011 Americas Top Doctors
    2011 Best Doctors in America
    2011 Whos Who in America
    2011 Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors
    2010 Americas Top Doctors
    2010 Whos Who in America
    2009 Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare
    2009 Americas Top Surgeons
    2009 Cambridge Whos Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
    2009 Whos Who in America
    2008 Americas Top Doctors
    2008 Marquis Whos Who in America
    2007 Baltimores Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine
    2007 Americas Best Doctors
    2007 Whos Who in Science and Engineering, 10th Edition
    2006 Marquis Whos Who in America
    2006 Marquis Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 7th Edition
    2006 Marquis Whos Who in the East, 34th Edition
    2006 Marquis Whos Who in America, 61st Edition, 2007
    2006 Marquis Whos Who in Science and Engineering, 9th Edition

    Professional Activities

    Faculty Member, Contemporary Management of Vascular Disease: Principles and Techniques of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery-2008 Symposium, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008.

    Faculty Member, 19th Annual West Virginia University Vascular/Endovascular Surgery Conference, Charleston, West Virginia, 2008.

    Garland Perdue Visiting Professor in Vascular Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008.

    Faculty Member, 35th Annual Vascular and Endovascular Issues, Techniques, and Horizons Symposium, New York, New York, 2008.

    Charles J. Tegtmeyer, M.D. Lecturer and Faculty Member, 21st Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Hollywood, Florida, 2009.

    Robert R. Linton Lecturer and Faculty Member, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: Current concepts and Techniques-2009 Course, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009.

    Invited Lecturer, Surgical Grand Rounds, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009.

  • Videos & Media +


    Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke: Prevention and Treatment

    Professor of Surgery Bruce Perler discusses causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment of carotid artery disease and stroke.

    A Spirit of Innovation -The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular

    Johns Hopkins Heart & Vascular Institute leaders discuss the Institute's innovation, passion for patient care, and rich history in advancements in cardiovascular care.

    Heart & Vascular Institute Overview

    Johns Hopkins cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons collaborate in the Heart & Vascular Institute ( to lead the way in providing patient-centered care - from cardiovascular disease prevention, through treatment and surgery. These Johns Hopkins cardiovascular specialists are pioneering cardiovascular care through research and clinical care.

    Meet our Experts - Dr. Bruce Perler

    Dr. Perler is a vascular surgeon whose clinical practice focuses on vascular surgeries and endovascular treatments throughout the circulatory system.

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2618
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2618
    Fax: 410-614-2079
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2618
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2618
    Fax: 410-614-2079
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