Welcome to the Vascular Surgery Clinic. This clinic provides consultation and treatment for patients with disorders of the arteries, veins, and lymphatics. It is under the direction of the Division of Vascular Surgery, which is part of the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. The Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery is Gregory L Moneta, MD, Professor of Surgery. Gregory J. Landry, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Timothy K. Liem, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Erica L. Mitchell, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, and James M. Edwards, MD, are the other faculty members in the Division of Vascular Surgery.
As part of Oregon Health & Science University, the Vascular Surgery Clinic participates fully in the teaching activities of the University, and all patients in the clinic are seen and examined by senior resident physicians who are studying vascular surgery. Together with the residents, all patients are also seen and examined by one of the faculty members of the Division of Vascular Surgery mentioned above. No patients are seen only by residents in training. All consultations and treatment are performed under the direct supervision of the faculty.
Due to the demands of academic practice, one or more of the faculty members may not be present at any particular clinic. Faculty members see all patients interchangeably, as they share similar interests, training, experience, and philosophy; and most patients' cases are discussed by all of the faculty members who are present before the recommendation of the Vascular Clinic is made. If you have a particular preference to see one faculty physician, we will try to honor that request but this may result in delay.
Appointments and Waiting Time
Patients come to the Vascular Surgery Clinic from all parts of Oregon, and from many other locations in the Pacific Northwest. For those who must travel long distances, arrival times are unpredictable. Similarly, for patients who have not been previously seen in the Vascular Clinic, the extent of the testing and examination which will be necessary is difficult to predict. For both these reasons, appointment times in the Vascular Clinic are not exact, and sometimes waiting is necessary between registration and the time you are seen. We do everything we can to minimize this time, and to inform those waiting if there will be a significant delay. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Vascular Clinic Nurse Specialists
Claudia Rumwell, RN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, assists the faculty in conducting the Vascular Clinic. If you have questions or special needs relating to your visit to the Vascular Clinic, she can be reached at 503-494-7593.