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Bruce A. Perler, M.D.

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Financial Affairs
Professor of Surgery

Male

Appointment Phone

410-955-2618

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Financial Affairs
  • Chief Emeritus, Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
  • Director of the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
  • Julius Jacobson, II Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2618

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2618
Fax: 410-614-2079

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2618

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2618
Fax: 410-614-2079

Expertise

Abdominal Aneurysms, 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, Nonhealing Foot Wounds, Non-Surgical Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Angiography, Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Popliteal Artery Aneurysms, Renal Artery Disease, Stenting, Stroke, Stroke Prevention, 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

Biography

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 the President-Elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the largest vascular surgical organization in the world with more than 5,000 members.

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Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke: Prevention and Treatment

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    Additional Information

  • Education +
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trials:

    Pivotal Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of autologous Bone Marrow aspirate Concentrate for the Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia due to Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease, Harvest Technologies Corporation. 2/17/2102-2/17/2015


    Clinical Trial Keywords: aortic aneurysm stent grafts, Carotid stent

    Selected Publications

    Chang DC, Shiozawa A, Nguyen LL, Chrouser KL, Perler A, Freischlag. Colombani PM, Abdullah F. Cost of Inpatient Care and its Association with Hospital Competition. J Amer Coll Surg 212:12-19 (2011).

    Freischlag JA, Lawrence PF, Perler BA. The Society for Vascular Surgery will Participate in a New Global Vascular Practice Guidelines Initiative. J Vasc Surg 59:510 (2014).

    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).

    Brooke BS, Meguid RA, Makary MA, Perler BA, Pronovost PJ, Pawlik TM. Improving Surgical Outcomes through Adoption of Evidence-Based Process Measures: Intervention Specific or associated with Overall Hospital Quality? Surgery 147:481-490 (2010).

    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).

    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).

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins surgical house staff, 2001
    • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2006
    • Marquis Who's Who in America, 61st Edition, 2006 - 2007
    • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 7th Edition, 2006
    • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 9th Edition, 2006
    • Marquis Who's Who in the East, 34th Edition, 2006
    • Americas Best Doctors, 2007
    • Baltimore's Top Doctors, Baltimore Magazine, 2007
    • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 10th Edition, 2007
    • Americas Top Doctors, 2008
    • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2008
    • America's Top Surgeons, 2009
    • Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2009
    • Who's Who in America, 2009
    • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2009
    • Americas Top Doctors, 2010
    • Who's Who in America, 2010
    • America's Top Doctors, 2011
    • Best Doctors in America, 2011
    • US News & World Report Top Doctors, 2011
    • Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors, 2011
    • Who's Who in America, 2011
    • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012 , 2011
    • America's Top Doctors, 2012
    • America's Top Surgeons, 2012
    • Baltimore-Washington Top Doctors, 2012
    • Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia Super Doctors, 2012
    • Top Doctors: Washington-Baltimore, 2012
    • Who's Who in America, 2012
    • Who's Who in America, 2013

    Memberships

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

    Professional Activities

    • Charles J. Tegtmeyer, 21st Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, 2009
      M.D. Lecturer and Faculty Member
    • Invited Lecturer, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
      Surgical Grand Rounds
    • Consultant, Circulatory Devices Panel, 1989
    • Consultant, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health of the Food and Drug Administration
    • Expert Panel, Interventional Radiology, 1989
    • Expert Panel, American College of Radiology Task Force on Appropriateness Criteria, 1996
    • Surgical Chair, Transatlantic Asymptomatic Carotid Intervention Trial
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    A Spirit of Innovation -The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular

    Heart & Vascular Institute Overview

    Meet our Experts - Dr. Bruce Perler

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