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Grayson S. Pitcher, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 279-5100

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“My goal as a vascular surgeon is to ensure the needs of the patient come first. My approach to patient care is to provide compassion, respect, integrity and teamwork to deliver excellent care.”

Areas of Expertise:

• Endovascular patient-specific thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

• Open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms

• Open aortoiliac reconstruction

• Peripheral arterial disease

• Spine exposure

Patients with vascular disease are often faced with complex chronic disorders that challenge them physically and emotionally. These issues are not always straightforward and require creative solutions to provide patients with the best long-term care and quality of life. I embrace having lasting relationships with vascular patients with the goal of integrating the preventative model of primary care.

In addition to being Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, I have a strong interest in medical education and curriculum development. I treat a spectrum of vascular diseases and conditions including aortic aneurysms, aortoiliac occlusive disease, aortic ulcers, arteriovenous fistulas, carotid artery disease, critical limb ischemia, mesenteric ischemia, peripheral arterial disease, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, vascular graft infections, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and visceral artery aneurysms. I am highly skilled in complex endovascular and open aortic reconstruction and have experience with rare vascular diseases.




    MD | Virginia Commonwealth University-West Hospital (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2017 - 06/30/2021
    Residency in Vascular Surgery at Mayo Foundation Rochester

    07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
    Internship in Vascular Surgery at Mayo Foundation Rochester


    2021 - 2022
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) Mentorship Program

    Mayo Clinic Vascular Surgery Thomas C. Bower Award

    First Place - Section Round Poster Presentation
    Location: Vascular Annual Meeting - The Society for Vascular Surgery

    Second Place - Championship Final Round Poster Presentation
    Location: Vascular Annual Meeting - The Society for Vascular Surgery

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    Journal Articles

    Pitcher GS, Sen I, Mendes BC, Shuja F, DeMartino RR, Bower TC, Kalra M, Harmsen WS, Colglazier JJ. "Thirty-year single-center experience with arterial thoracic outlet syndrome." Journal of vascular surgery.. 2022 Aug; 76(2):523-530. Epub 2022 Apr 01.

    Pitcher GS, Cirillo-Penn NC, Mendes BC, Shuja F, DeMartino RR, Kalra M, Bower TC, Harmsen WS, Colglazier JJ. "Aneurysms of the superior mesenteric artery and its branches." Journal of vascular surgery.. 2022 Jul; 76(1):149-157. Epub 2022 Mar 08.

    Sen I, Tenorio ER, Pitcher G, Mix D, Marcondes GB, Lima GBB, Ozbek P, Oderich GS. "Effect of obesity on radiation exposure, quality of life scores and outcomes of fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair of pararenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms." Journal of vascular surgery.. 2020 Aug 24; Epub 2020 Aug 24.