Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D.

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  • Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Aneurysms, Angioplasty, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Stent-Grafts/Endografts, Aortic Surgery, Arterial Aneurysm, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Arterial Ultrasound, Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF), Atherosclerosis, Atherosclerosis Imaging, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenting, Carotid Body Tumors, Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Ultrasound, Claudication, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Diabetic Foot Reconstruction, Diabetic Wound Care, Dialysis Access, Endovascular Interventions, Endovascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapies, Extractional Atherectomy, Fistulas, General Vascular Surgery, Intermittent Claudication, Limb Salvage Surgery, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Lower Extremity Revascularization, Lower Extremity Stenting, Mesenteric Arterial Insufficiency, Minimally Invasive Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Non-Invasive Flow Studies (NIFS), Non-invasive Imaging, Open and Endovascular Surgical Techniques, Peripheral Angiography, Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Peripheral Vascular Disease, Redo Lower Extremity Vascular Reconstruction, Renal Artery Disease, Risk Factor Modification, Stenting, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery, Venous Insufficiency, Venous Thromboembolism, Visceral Angioplasty, Visceral Stenting, Visceral Vessel Reconstruction more

Research Interests

Wound Healing; Limb salvage techniques; Dialysis access more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-4335
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-7029 | Fax: 410-550-1274

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

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601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D., FACS, assistant professor of surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing a surgical internship, residency and vascular fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he completed an endovascular fellowship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Reifsnyder was a member of the teaching faculty at Western Pennsylvania Hospital as well as at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), St. Margaret Hospital.

Credentialed in vascular technology, Dr. Reifsnyder serves as director of vascular surgery and the vascular laboratory at Johns Hopkins Bayview. He has co-authored numerous publications and contributed to several professional organizations and committees across the country with his multi-disciplinary expertise. more


  • Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Indiana University School of Medicine (1985)


  • General Surgery; Medical College of Wisconsin (1990)


  • Vascular Surgery; Medical College of Wisconsin (1992)
  • Vascular Surgery; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) (1994)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Seabrook GR, Mewissen MW, Schmitt DD, Reifsnyder T, Bandyk DF, Lipchik EO, Towne JB. Percutaneous intra-arterial thrombolysis in the treatment of thrombosis of lower extremity arterial reconstruction. J. Vasc. Surg. 1991;13:646-651.

Reifsnyder T, Bandyk DF, Seabrook GR, Kinney EV, Towne JB. Wound complications of the in-situ saphenous vein bypass technique. J. Vasc. Surg. 1992;15:843-850.

Reifsnyder T, Bandyk DF, Lanza D, Seabrook GR, Towne JB. Stress-thallium imaging to stratify cardiac risk in vascular surgery patients. J. Surg. Res. 1992;52:147-151.

Mewissen MW, Kinney EV, Bandyk DF, Reifsnyder T, Seabrook GR, Towne JB, Lipchik EO. The role of duplex scanning versus angiography predicting outcome after balloon angioplasty in the femoropopliteal artery. J. Vasc. Surg. 1992;15:860-866.

Reifsnyder T, Towne JB, Seabrook GR, Blair JF, Bandyk DF. Biologic characteristics of long term autogenous vein grafts: a dynamic evolution. J. Vasc. Surg. 1993;17:207-217.

Bandyk DF, Kinney EV, Reifsnyder T, Kelly H, Towne JB. Treatment of bacteria-biofilm graft infection by in-situ replacement in normal and immunodeficient states. J. Vasc. Surg. 1993;18:398-406.

Reifsnyder T, Grossman JP, Leers SA. Limb loss after lower extremity bypass. Am. J. Surg. 1997;173:149-151.

Leers SA, Reifsnyder T, Delmonte R, Caron M. Realistic expectations for pedal bypass grafts in patients with end-stage renal disease. J. Vasc. Surg. 1998;28:976-983.

Papasavas P, Reifsnyder T, Leers SA. Prediction of arteriovenous access steal syndrome utilizing digital pressure measurements. Vasc. Endovasc. Surg. 2003;37:179-184.

Activities & Honors


  • Teacher of the Year, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, 2007
  • Teacher of the Year for Junior Residents, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, 2008


  • Easter Vascular Society
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Clinic Vascular Surgery
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Allegheny County Vascular Society

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Director, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1996

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2015 Physician of the Year – Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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