Thomas S Riles

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Thomas S Riles, M.D.

Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery; Exec Dir NY Simulation Ctr for Health Sciences; Assoc Dean Medical Education & Technology
Departments of Surgery (Surgery) and Administration
NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

Clinical Addresses

530 FIRST AVENUE, HCC 6 D/F
SCHWARTZ EAST ELEVATORS
NEW YORK, NY 10016
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Phone: 212-263-6360
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Medical Specialties

Vascular Surgery, General Surgery

Medical Expertise

Aneurysm Repair, Aneurysmal Disease, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carotid Endarterectomy

Dr. Riles is the Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery at NYU. At various times over the past three decades, he has served as Director of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs in the Office of the President, and Chairman of the NYU Department of Surgery at NYU. Dr. Riles is currently the Associate Dean for Medical Education and Technology at NYU Medical Center and Executive Director of the NY Simulation Center for the Health Sciences. This center is a joint project of the City University of New York and New York University. The Center hosts over 10,000 learners a year and serves as an advanced educational facility for NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Riles had a significant role in establishing NYU's reputation as a leader in the treatment of vascular diseases. He has authored over 260 articles and chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. He is considered one of the world's experts on the treatment of carotid artery disease for stroke prevention and is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally. He was one of the principle investigators in early trials that explored the use of endografts in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, AMERICAN IMAGING NETWORK, Cigna HMO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, GHI CBP, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, Medicare, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OXFORD FREEDOM, Railroad Medicare, Tricare, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER

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Board Certification

2003 — Ab Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Education

1969 — Baylor College of Medicine, Medical Education
1969-1970 — Baylor College of Medicine, TX Medical Ctr (Surgery), Internship
1970-1971 — NYU Medical Center (Surgery), Residency Training
1973-1976 — NYU Medical Center (Surgery), Residency Training
1976-1977 — NYU Medical Center (Vascular Surgery), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Summary

New York University Medical Center has been in the forefront in the treatment of vascular disease for over three decades. The list of contributions to the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease are vast and individuals associated with these contributions have been national leaders in the fields of neurology, cardiac surgery; vascular surgery, radiology and nursing. This multidisciplinary approach to vascular problems is reflected in wide participation by radiologists, vascular surgeons, internists and nurse specialists in Vascular Conference, Hemangioma and AVM Clinics.

The Division of Vascular Surgery at NYUMC, directed by Thomas S. Riles, M.D., is one of the most active vascular services on the East Coast. In addition to the 1,000 admissions to Tisch Hospital each year, the services at Bellevue and the Manhattan VA represent another 500 admissions. Interests of the division include: (1) pathology of the atherosclerotic plaque; (2) validation of preoperative tests used in cerebrovascular surgery, preoperative assessment of cardiac disease in patients undergoing vascular surgery, operative technique for carotid, vertebral and aortic surgery, postoperative complications and long-term results after vascular surgery; (3) management of AIDS patients undergoing vascular access surgery and thromboembolic disease of the venous system; and (4) management of patients with congenital arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Riles is one of 15 principal investigators in a national randomized study of the use of endovascular grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Riles and Robert J. Rosen, M.D. are currently involved in six investigations: (1) a prospective randomized study comparing the Endograft System to conventional surgery for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms; (2) Thrombolytic therapy and thoracic outlet decompressions for the management of spontaneous axillary vein thrombosis; (3) Patch angioplasty and application: alternatives to intraoperative imaging for the prevention of postoperative thrombosis and residual stenosis after carotid endarterectomy; (4) late results of percutaneous balloon angioplasty for tibial and peroneal artery stenosis; (5) comparison of early and delayed carotid endarterectomy after acute stroke; (6) a follow-up study of patients under the age of 55 who have undergone carotid surgery for symptomatic or asymptomatic stenosis.

Representative

Research Interests

Vascular Surgery

Research Keywords

aneurysm; stroke; endarterectomy