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Michael C. Stoner, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 279-5100

Administrative: (585) 275-6772

Office: (585) 279-5100

Fax: (585) 756-7752

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Professional Background

Michael C. Stoner, MD, who specializes in complex open and endovascular (catheter-based) vascular surgery and is a nationally recognized expert in comparative effectiveness research, is the Chief of Vascular Surgery at UR Medicine. He most recently served as Chief of Vascular Surgery at East Carolina University's Department of Cardiovascular Science and East Carolina Heart Institute.
A native of Syracuse, Stoner was also named co-director of UR Medicine's Heart and Vascular service line. His surgical interests center on comprehensive arterial vascular disease, including the medical, catheter-based and traditional surgical treatment for all aspects of atherosclerosis. Dr. Stoner is a national leader in studying how medical treatments impact patients with vascular disease and outcomes from surgery. He is able to use this knowledge and interest to provide customized patient-centered treatment plans for all aspects of vascular disease.

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

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 his 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. Dr. Stoner has published more than 200 papers, lectures and book chapters.

Dr. Stoner lives in the Rochester area with his wife and three daughters.


Simply put, comparative effectiveness is the study of two or more treatment options to address a given medical condition. Within the domain of vascular disease, there is an ever-increasing array of options and modalities to address our patient's disease processes. Many of these new modalities compete with either non-operative management or traditional operative techniques, and have not been fully evaluated with respect to efficacy and healthcare economics. The implementation of CER may be ideally suited for mechanisms such as Accountable Care Organizations. Within this construct, patients and providers use evidence-based medicine to decide on clinically and financially treatment courses, and both benefit from maximizing these factors. Within the vascular disease space, this is accomplished by choosing the safest, most efficacious and durable procedure. These factors have begun to translate into the federal regulatory process, as the Food and Drug Administration is now considering patient-centric outcomes for new device approvals. Dr. Stoner is actively involved in CER and value-based research, which is the scientific cornerstone of creating a sustainable healthcare framework. Research includes care process and value proposition optimization for aortic surgery (figure), and a critical analysis of evolving technologies.



  • Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Medical College Of Virginia

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Distinguished Fellow
Sponsor: Society for Vascular Surgery

S. Timothy String President's Award
Sponsor: Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

SVS Lifeline Scholarship - Senior Mentor
Sponsor: Society for Vascular Surgery

Bernard Vick Award for Teaching Excellence
Sponsor: East Carolina University

Founder's Prize - Senior Author
Sponsor: Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Isaac A. Bigger Award
Sponsor: Medical College of Virginia

New England Resident Research Competition Award
Sponsor: New England Surgical Society

John J. Ricotta Award
Sponsor: 20th Annual Vascular Fellow's Competition

Lazar J. Greenfield Humera Resident Award
Location: Medical College of Virginia

Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: Medical Honors Society

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Journal Articles

Locham S, Rodriguez A, Ford B, Glocker R, Ellis J, Mix D, Doyle A, Stoner M. "Gender Differences in Aortic Anatomic Severity Grading and Long-term Survival following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair at a Single Tertiary Center." Annals of vascular surgery.. 2022 Dec 23; Epub 2022 Dec 23.

Zottola ZR, Gonring DW, Wang ML, Hirad AA, Richards MS, Stoner MC, Mix DS. "Changes in intraoperative aortic strain as detected by ultrasound elastography in patients following abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair." Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques.. 2022 Dec; 8(4):762-769. Epub 2022 Sep 19.

Rokosh RS, Rockman C, Garg K, Wang SK, Motaganahalli RL, Schroeder AC, Sobraske PJ, Stoner MC, Tarbunou YA, Marmor RA, Malas MB, Maldonado TS. "Multi-institutional patterns of clopidogrel response among patients undergoing transcarotid artery revascularization." Vascular.. 2022 Nov 25; :17085381221142219. Epub 2022 Nov 25.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Cost effectiveness of endovascular interventions for SFA disease.
Book Title: SFA: Contemporary Endovascular Management
Author List: Capps, TW and Stoner, MC
Published By: Cardiotext Publishing 2012 in Houston

Chapter Title: Pharmacotherapies that can improve patient outcomes from carotid endarterectomy.
Book Title: Vascular Surgery - A manual for survival
Author List: Burress, MB and Stoner, MC
Published By: People's Medical Publishing House - USA 2011 in New York, NY

Chapter Title: Burning bridges: Is the application of emerging technologies deleterious to the care of the vascular patient?
Book Title: Advances in Treatment of Ischemic Extremities
Author List: Stoner, MC and Powell, CS
Edited By: Rodriguez, HE
Published By: People's Medical Publishing House - USA 2010 in Shelton, CT