Michael C. Stoner, M.D.

Michael C. Stoner, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-6772
Office: (585) 279-5100
Fax: (585) 756-7752

Professional Bio

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.

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Distinguished Fellow | Society for Vascular Surgery 2014
S. Timothy String President's Award | Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 2011
SVS Lifeline Scholarship - Senior Mentor | Society for Vascular Surgery 2009
Founder's Prize - Senior Author | Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 2008
John J. Ricotta Award | 20th Annual Vascular Fellow's Competition 2004
Alpha Omega Alpha | Medical Honors Society 1996

Awards & Honors (Local)

Bernard Vick Award for Teaching Excellence | East Carolina University 2009
Isaac A. Bigger Award | Medical College of Virginia 2005
New England Resident Research Competition Award | New England Surgical Society 2004
Lazar J. Greenfield Humera Resident Award | Medical College of Virginia 2002

Recent Journal Articles

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Rasheed, Khurram; Cullen, John P.; Seaman, Matthew J.; Messing, Susan; Ellis, Jennifer L.; Glocker, Roan J.; Doyle, Adam J.; Stoner, Michael C.;. "Aortic anatomic severity grade correlates with resource utilization". 2016; 63(3): 569-576.
Zink, Jill N.; Maness, Mandy M.; Bogey, William M.; Stoner, Michael C.;. "Spontaneous isolated abdominal aortic dissection involving the celiac, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, right renal, left iliac, and right superficial femoral arteries". 2015; 61(6): 1605.
Torrent, Daniel J.; Zink, Jill N.; Bogey, William M.; Powell, C. Steven; Parker, Frank M.; Yamaguchi, Dean J.; Stoner, Michael Clinton;. "Age does not predict need for reintervention in patients with critical limb ischemia". 2015; 61(2): 413-418.
Geraghty, Patrick J.; Brothers, Thomas E.; Gillespie, David L.; Upchurch, Gilbert R.; Stoner, Michael C.; Siami, Flora S.; Kenwood, Christopher T.; Goodney, Philip P.;. "Preoperative symptom type influences the 30-day perioperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Registry". 2014; 60(3): 639-644.
Torrent, Daniel J.; Maness, Mandy R.; Kachare, Swapnil D.; Zink, Jill N.; Haisch, Carl E.; Harland, Robert C.; Morgan, Claire; Guyton, Rodney L.; Colomb, Avery G.; Barham, David W.; Katz, Eric C.; Stoner, Michael C.;. "Examining Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow catheter performance and cost in hemodialysis access". 2014; 192(1): 1-5.

Current Appointments

Chief - Department of Surgery, Vascular (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Vascular (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Surgery, Vascular (SMD) - Primary


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


MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences1996
BS | Biological Science | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Surgery at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth07/01/1997 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Surgery at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997