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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 - American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Surgery at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Surgery at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth

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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

Geiger JT, Fleming FJ, Stoner M, Doyle A. "Surgeon Volume and Established Hospital Perioperative Mortality Rate Together Predict Superior Outcomes After Open AAA Repair." Journal of vascular surgery.. 2021 Sep 21; Epub 2021 Sep 21.

Dohring CL, Geiger JT, Motyl CM, Wang M, Stoner MC, Doyle AJ. "A Reappraisal of CT Angiography Derived Duplex Ultrasound Velocity Criteria with a Comparison to Digital Subtraction Angiography in Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis." Annals of vascular surgery.. 2021 Jun 18; Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Balceniuk MD, Blegen MB, Ayers BC, Calderon T, Negron TM, Retz W, Glocker RJ, Doyle AJ, Stoner MC. "Evaluation of Opioid Prescription and Consumption Habits Following Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair." Annals of vascular surgery.. 2021 Feb 3; Epub 2021 Feb 03.

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