Amani D. Politano, M.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Amani Politano is a vascular surgeon and assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

She has authored or co-authored research papers on infectious disease from surgeries and the effects of health conditions on vascular surgery outcomes.

Dr. Amani Politano earned her M.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship, an administrative fellowship and a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia.


  • B.S., 2002, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.D., 2008, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • M.S., 2011, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2008-2015
  • Fellowship:

    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
    • Vascular Surgery, University of Virginia, 2015-2017
    • Administrative Fellow, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, 2017
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2016
    • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2018

Memberships and associations

  • Surgical Infection Society
  • Pacific Northwest Vascular Society
  • Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons

Areas of interest

  • Surgical infectious disease
  • External iliac arteriopathy in athletes
  • Popliteal artery entrapment
  • Venous disease


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Decubitus ulcers in patients undergoing vascular operations do not influence mortality but affect resource utilization. Mehaffey, JH, Politano AD, Bhamidipati CM, Tracci MC, Cherry KJ, Kern JA, Kron IL, Upchurch GR Jr. Surgery. 2017 Jun;161(6):1720-1727
  • De-Escalation of Antibiotics Does Not Increase Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Turza KC, Politano AD, Rosenberger LH, Riccio LM, McLeod M, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2016 Feb;17(1):48-52.
  • Temporal Trends in Blood Stream Infection Isolates from Surgical Patients. Guidry CA, Rosenberger LH, Petroze RT, Davies SW, Hranjec T, McLeod MD, Politano AD, Riccio LM, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2015 Aug;16(4):388-95.
  • Association of excessive duration of antibiotic therapy for intra-abdominal infection with subsequent extra-abdominal infection and death: a study of 2,552 consecutive infections. Riccio LM, Popovsky KA, Hranjec T, Politano AD, Rosenberger LH, Tura KC, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2014 Aug;15(4):417-24.
  • Aspergillus infections in transplant and non-transplant surgical patients. Davies S, Guidry C, Politano A, Rosenberger L, McLeod M, Hranjec T, Sawyer R. Surg Infect. 2014 Jun;15(3):207-12.
  • Predicting the Need for Urgent Intubation in a Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Politano AD, Riccio LM, Lake DE, Rusin CG, Guin LE, Josef CS, Clark MT, Sawyer RG, Moorman JR, Calland JF. Surgery. 2013 Nov;154(5):1110-6.
  • Improvements in pulmonary and general critical care reduces mortality following ventilator-associated pneumonia. Rosenberger LH, Hranjec T, McLeod MD, Politano AD, Guidry CA, Davies S, Sawyer RG. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb;74(2):568-74.
  • Use of Silver in the Prevention and Treatment of Infections. Politano AD, Campbell KT, Rosenberger LH, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2013 Feb;14(1):8-20.
  • Options for closure of the infected abdomen. Turza KC, Rosenberger LH, Politano AD, Davies S, Riccio LM, Sawyer RG. Surg Infect. 2012 Dec;13(6):343-51.
  • Aggressive versus conservative initiation of antimicrobial treatment in critically ill surgical patients with suspected intensive-care-unit-acquired infection: a quasi-experimental, before and after observational cohort study. Hranjec T, Rosenberger LH, Swenson B, Metzger R, Flohr TR, Politano AD, Riccio LM, Popovsky KA, Sawyer RG. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;12(10):774-80.


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