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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 GME Office

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2017 - 06/30/2021
Residency in Vascular Surgery at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine-Mayo Foundation

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Internship in Vascular Surgery at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine-Mayo Foundation


2021 - 2022
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) Mentorship Program
Sponsor: Dr. Behzad Farivar (University of Virginia)
Location: VESS

Mayo Clinic Vascular Surgery Thomas C. Bower Award

Fellow Scholarship, Clinically Relevant Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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

Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship

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Journal Articles

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.

Pitcher G, Shuja F, Bacharach JM. "A Mycotic Common Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm of Indeterminate Etiology." Annals of vascular surgery.. 2020 Aug 0; 67:567.e5-567.e8. Epub 2020 Mar 21.

Pitcher GS, Minami HR, Smeds MR. "Are Vascular Surgery Trainees Satisfied and are They Using the Right Factors to Choose a Training Program?" Annals of vascular surgery.. 2020 Aug 0; 67:123-133. Epub 2020 Apr 06.