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Surgical Innovations Grand Rounds

May 2017 Innovations Grand Rounds
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 - 8:00AM
Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus, Room U-142 (map)

Live Stream/On-Demand

Surgical Innovations Update:
New Projects & Program Developments


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"Percutaneous arteriovenous fistula for dialysis access"
Shant Vartanian, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery

Dr. Vartanian is a vascular surgeon with research interests in comparative effectiveness of endovascular inteventions for lower extremity arterial disease and endovascular interventions for acute and chronic aortic conditions. His Accelerator project is a minimally invasive, percutaneous method to creat ean AV fistula in the clinic for patients receiving hemodialysis.


"Quantitative assessment of degree and spatial extent of pain nerve block"
Merlin Larson, MD
Professor Emeritus, UCSF Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Larson is collaborationg with Dr. Matthew Haight and a team of undergraduate Bioengineering students at UC Berkeley to develop a clinical monitor to assist in managing acute post-operative pain with epidural catheters in place.