Stoner joins URMC as Chief of Vascular Surgery

Sep. 17, 2013
Michael C. Stoner, M.D., R.V.T., F.A.C.S., who specializes in complex open and endovascular surgery and is a nationally recognized expert in comparative effectiveness research, was selected chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The appointment is pending approval from the University Board of Trustees.

He most recently served as chief of vascular surgery at East Carolina University’s Department of Cardiovascular Science and East Carolina Heart Institute.

“Dr. Stoner is ideally suited to continue the national prominence of our vascular team and develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient-centered approach to the evaluation and treatment of vascular disease,” said Jeffrey H.  Peters, M.D., Seymour I. Schwartz Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.

A native of Syracuse, Stoner was also named co-director of the Heart and Vascular Center. His surgical interests center on comprehensive arterial vascular and endovascular techniques, with emphasis on open and minimally invasive thoracoabdominal and visceral aortic surgeries.

Stoner’s clinical research focuses on cost-efficacy and value-reimbursement framework development for cardiovascular care. He also studies techniques to prevent complications following endovascular thoracic aortic repair. 

Active in the Society for Vascular Surgery, Stoner is an active leader in the organization’s comparative effectiveness research, patient safety and quality initiatives. He is editor of the International Journal of Angiology and a reviewer for several other journals, including Annals of Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

He earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees at the University of Buffalo and completed an internship and residency in surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. He also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital.

Stoner has published more than 150 papers and book chapters.