Aortic Program

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. It carries oxygen-rich blood from your heart to other areas. Diseases and conditions that affect the aorta are called aortic diseases. Because the aorta is so important, these conditions can be serious. Our Aortic Program is a regional resource to help manage aortic conditions such as aortic dissections and aortic aneurysms. For appointments, call 503 494-7593.

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Aortic program

Meet our aortic team

Dr. Cherrie Abraham

Dr. Abraham is the director of the Aortic Program at OHSU. His experience spans minimally invasive endovascular and open surgery for aortic aneurysm and dissection, complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair and general vascular surgery. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world at endovascular aneurysm repair. He has performed hundreds of complex endovascular aneurysm repairs throughout Canada and has advised and assisted surgeons in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Meet our aortic team

Problems we treat

At the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, our experts understand and care for all types of aortic diseases. These include:

  • Aortic aneurysms, dissections and infections
  • Inherited aortic diseases—Such as Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Aortic valve diseases

Learn how doctors at OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute treat aortic diseases