Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Beck earned his medical degree from the UAB School of Medicine, and then completed his general surgery residency training and a surgical oncology research fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. He trained in vascular surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in advanced endovascular techniques, including branched and fenestrated endografts for aortic aneurysmal disease, at the University Medical Center of Groningen in The Netherlands.

    Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Beck was on faculty at University of Florida. His clinical interests span the field of vascular surgery, including open surgery and endovascular therapy for aortic, cerebrovascular, mesenteric and peripheral artery disease, with a specific interest in complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Dr. Beck is actively involved in clinical research and is specifically working to develop new medical devices that are tailored to individual patients. He is also interested in surgical outcomes research.

    Dr. Beck serves as a member of the Southeastern Vascular Study Group, which is a part of the Vascular Quality Initiative. The SEVSG is a cooperative group of clinicians, hospital administrators and research personnel organized to improve the care of patients with vascular disease in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Aortic visceral segment instability is evident following thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute and subacute type B aortic dissectionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  76:389-399.e1. 2022
    2022 Changes in the Long-term Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Patients Treated with Open vs Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm RepairJAMA Surgery.  157:733-735. 2022
    2022 Impact of high-risk features and timing of repair for acute type B aortic dissectionsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  76:364-371.e3. 2022
    2022 In-situ bypass is associated with superior infection-free survival compared with extra-anatomic bypass for the management of secondary aortic graft infections without enteric involvementJournal of Vascular Surgery.  76:546-555.e3. 2022
    2022 Association of Statin and Antiplatelet Use with Survival in Patients with AAA with and without Concomitant Atherosclerotic Occlusive DiseaseAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  83:70-79. 2022
    2022 Clinical practice and volume trends of inferior vena cava filter usage at a single tertiary care center during a 19-year periodJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  10:887-893. 2022
    2022 Editor's Choice – PRINciples of optimal antithrombotiC therapy and coagulation managEment during elective fenestrated and branched EndovaScular aortic repairS (PRINCE2SS): An International Expert Based Delphi Consensus StudyEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  63:838-850. 2022
    2022 Vascular complications based on mode of extracorporeal membrane oxygenationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  75:2037-2046.e2. 2022
    2022 Intravascular Ultrasound for the Evaluation and Management of Retroperitoneal, Genitourinary MalignanciesCurrent Urology Reports.  23:67-73. 2022
    2022 Outcomes of axillofemoral bypass for intermittent claudicationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  75:1687-1694.e4. 2022
    2022 Retrograde type A dissection in the Vascular Quality Initiative thoracic endovascular aortic repair for dissection postapproval projectJournal of Vascular Surgery.  75:1539-1551. 2022
    2022 Type III endoleaks in complex endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair within the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  75:1172-1180. 2022
    2022 Is the retrograde in situ branched stentgraft (RIBS) technique for aortic arch repair as tasty as it sounds?Journal of Vascular Surgery.  75:812. 2022
    2022 Center volume and failure to rescue after open or endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery2022
    2022 Endovascular Repair of an Ascending Aorta Dissection After Self-expanding TAVR by Suprasternal ApproachAnnals of Thoracic Surgery2022
    2022 Migration of High Cardiac Risk Patients from Open to Endovascular Procedures is Evident within the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery2022
    2022 Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for uncomplicated type B dissections based on chronicityJournal of Vascular Surgery2022
    2022 Progressive aortic enlargement in medically managed acute type B aortic dissections with visceral aortic involvementJournal of Vascular Surgery2022
    2022 Secondary interventions after fenestrated/branched aneurysm repairs are common and nondetrimental to long-term survivalJournal of Vascular Surgery2022
    2022 The development and potential implications of the US Fenestrated and Branched Aortic Research ConsortiumSeminars in Vascular Surgery2022
    2022 The use of social media and virtual opportunities by integrated vascular surgery residency programs during the COVID-19 pandemicVascular2022
    2021 Development of an arteriolar niche and self-renewal of breast cancer stem cells by lysophosphatidic acid/protein kinase D signalingCommunications Biology.  4. 2021
    2021 Physician-modified endografts for urgent and emergent aortic pathologySeminars in Vascular Surgery.  34:215-224. 2021
    2021 ReplyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:2122. 2021
    2021 A Technical Tour de Force, but Not for the Faint of Heart!European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  62:746. 2021
    2021 Association Between Hospital Volume and Failure to Rescue After Open or Endovascular Repair of Intact Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the VASCUNET and International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesAnnals of Surgery.  274:E452-E459. 2021
    2021 Association of Mental Health Disorders and Aortic DissectionAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  77:217-225. 2021
    2021 Incidence and predictors of early and delayed renal function decline after aortic aneurysm repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative databaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:1537-1547. 2021
    2021 Contemporary Outcomes After Partial Resection of Infected Aortic GraftsAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  76:202-210. 2021
    2021 Trends in the use of cerebrospinal drains and outcomes related to spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair and complex endovascular aortic repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative databaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:1067-1078. 2021
    2021 Concomitant paravisceral and thoracic mycotic aortic aneurysms in a cirrhotic patientJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques.  7:496-501. 2021
    2021 Emergent repair of infected aortic aneurysm with contained rupture using a femoral vein neoaortoiliac systemJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques.  7:502-505. 2021
    2021 Sex-related outcomes after fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in the U.S. Fenestrated and Branched Aortic Research ConsortiumJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:861-870. 2021
    2021 Fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair is a safe and effective option for octogenarians in treating complex aortic aneurysm compared with nonoctogenariansJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:353-362.e1. 2021
    2021 Editor's Choice – Variation in Intact Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes by Country: Analysis of International Consortium of Vascular Registries 2010 – 2016European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  62:16-24. 2021
    2021 Maybe Neck Dilation Matters after All?European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  62:37. 2021
    2021 Snare-Assisted Delivery for Ascending Endovascular Repair of Acute Type A DissectionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  112:e5-e8. 2021
    2021 Wide necks, worse outcomes: Is this still a debate?Journal of Vascular Surgery.  74:316. 2021
    2021 Are We There Yet? The Race To Eliminate Aortic Aneurysm-Related MortalityEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  61:908. 2021
    2021 Association between thoracoabdominal aneurysm extent and mortality after complex endovascular repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1925-1933.e3. 2021
    2021 The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vascular registries and clinical trialsSeminars in Vascular Surgery.  34:28-36. 2021
    2021 Thoracofemoral bypass outcomes in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1991-1997.e3. 2021
    2021 Describing Clinically Significant Arrhythmias in Postoperative Vascular Surgery PatientsAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  73:68-77. 2021
    2021 Editor's Choice – Optimal Threshold for the Volume–Outcome Relationship After Open AAA Repair in the Endovascular Era: Analysis of the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  61:747-755. 2021
    2021 Endovascular interventions for claudication do not meet minimum standards for the Society for Vascular Surgery efficacy guidelinesJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1693-1700.e3. 2021
    2021 Association between surgeon case volume and years of practice experience with open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair outcomesJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1213-1226.e2. 2021
    2021 Final 5-year results of the United States Zenith Fenestrated prospective multicenter study for juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1128-1138.e2. 2021
    2021 The association between preoperative length of stay and surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass for chronic limb-threatening ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1340-1349.e2. 2021
    2021 Carotid endarterectomy with concomitant distal endovascular intervention is associated with increased rates of stroke and deathJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:960-967.e1. 2021
    2021 Timing of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection and the association with complicationsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:826-835. 2021
    2021 Notch Signaling in Vascular Endothelial Cells, Angiogenesis, and Tumor Progression: An Update and ProspectiveFrontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.  9. 2021
    2021 Expanded Use of Preloaded Branched and Fenestrated Endografts for Endovascular Repair of Complex Aortic AneurysmsEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  61:219-226. 2021
    2021 Implementation of an enhanced recovery program for lower extremity bypassJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:554-563. 2021
    2021 Long-Term Trends in Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation and Myocardial Infarction after Elective Vascular ProceduresAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  71:19-28. 2021
    2021 Tibial bypass in patients with intermittent claudication is associated with poor outcomesJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:564-571.e1. 2021
    2021 Endovascular repair of intercostal and visceral aortic patch aneurysms following open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery2021
    2021 In situ bypass and extra-anatomic bypass procedures result in similar survival in patients with secondary aortoenteric fistulasJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:210-221.e1. 2021
    2021 Prevalence and Outcomes of Endovascular Infrapopliteal Interventions for Intermittent ClaudicationAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  70:79-86. 2021
    2021 Society for Vascular Surgery clinical practice guidelines of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for descending thoracic aortic aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:55S-83S. 2021
    2021 Spinal cord protection practices used during endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms by the U.S. Aortic Research ConsortiumJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:323-330. 2021
    2020 Editor's Choice – International Variations and Sex Disparities in the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease: A Report from VASCUNET and the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  60:873-880. 2020
    2020 Examination of race and infrainguinal bypass conduit use in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeVascular.  28:739-746. 2020
    2020 ReplyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  72:2219-2220. 2020
    2020 The Vascular Implant Surveillance and Interventional Outcomes (VISION) Coordinated Registry Network: An effort to advance evidence evaluation for vascular devicesJournal of Vascular Surgery.  72:2153-2160. 2020
    2020 Thoracic endovascular aortic repair practice in 13 countries: A report from VASCUNET and the International Consortium of Vascular Registries.Annals of Surgery2020
    2020 Occurrence and outcomes of type 3 endoleaks in endovascular aortic repair within the Vascular Quality Initiative database 2020
    2020 Association of hospital volume with patient selection, risk of complications, and mortality from failure to rescue after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  72:1681-1690.e4. 2020
    2020 The bio-sonographic index. A novel modality for early detection of acute kidney injury after complex vascular surgery. A protocol for an exploratory prospective studyPLoS One.  15. 2020
    2020 Authors' response 2020
    2020 Use of data from the Vascular Quality Initiative registry to support regulatory decisions yielded a high return on investment 2020
    2020 Global impact of the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic wave on vascular servicesBritish Journal of Surgery.  107:1396-1400. 2020
    2020 Outcomes of endovascular repair of chronic postdissection compared with degenerative thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms using fenestrated-branched stent graftsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  72:822-836.e9. 2020
    2020 Results of fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair after failed infrarenal endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  72:849-858. 2020
    2020 Big data in vascular surgery: registries, international collaboration and future directionsJournal of Internal Medicine.  288:51-61. 2020
    2020 Higher Long-Term Mortality with Carotid Artery Stenting in Asymptomatic Male Compared with Female Patients in the Southeastern Vascular Study GroupAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  66:390-399. 2020
    2020 National incidence, mortality outcomes, and predictors of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  72:92-104. 2020
    2020 The Spatial Morphology of Intraluminal Thrombus Influences Type II Endoleak after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  66:77-84. 2020
    2020 Comparative outcomes of open, hybrid, and fenestrated branched endovascular repair of extent II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  71:1503-1514. 2020
    2020 Open Versus Fenestrated Endovascular Repair of Complex Abdominal Aortic AneurysmsAnnals of Surgery.  271:969-977. 2020
    2020 Parallel stenting for the left subclavian works in some, but selective use is warrantedJournal of Vascular Surgery.  71:767. 2020
    2020 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Reporting Standards for Type B Aortic DissectionsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  109:959-981. 2020
    2020 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) reporting standards for type B aortic dissectionsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  71:723-747. 2020
    2020 Temporal analysis of arch artery diameter and flow rate in patients undergoing aortic arch endograft proceduresPhysiological Measurement.  41. 2020
    2020 Reinterventions in the modern era of thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  71:408-422. 2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent ClaudicationAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  62:133-141. 2020
    2020 Haemodynamics of Different Configurations of a Left Subclavian Artery Stent Graft for Thoracic Endovascular Aortic RepairEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  59:7-15. 2020
    2020 Hemodynamically Significant Heart Block After Carotid Artery Stenting in a Patient With Atrial Demand Pacer—Echocardiography-Guided Rescue PacingJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.  34:187-191. 2020
    2020 Improving Lower Extremity Bypass Patient Outcomes: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Implementation ProjectJournal of Nursing Care Quality.  35:45-50. 2020
    2020 Mortality after Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting of Superficial Femoral and Popliteal Artery in the Vascular Quality InitiativeCirculation: Cardiovascular Interventions2020
    2019 Concomitant true and false lumen “parallel thoracic endovascular aortic repair” as an endovascular alternative to open arch/descending aortic reconstruction for chronic DeBakey type I dissection with aneurysmal degenerationJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques.  5:557-560. 2019
    2019 Impact of secondary interventions on mortality after fenestrated branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:1737-1746.e1. 2019
    2019 Interaction between frailty and sex on mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:1831-1843. 2019
    2019 VASCUNET, VQI, and the International Consortium of Vascular Registries – Unique Collaborations for Quality Improvement in Vascular SurgeryEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  58:792-793. 2019
    2019 Heterogeneity of vascular endothelial cells, de novo arteriogenesis and therapeutic implications in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumorsJournal of Clinical Medicine.  8. 2019
    2019 Hospital Volume Association With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Mortality: Analysis of the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesCirculation.  140:1285-1287. 2019
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:539-546. 2019
    2019 The state of complex endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:369-380. 2019
    2019 Validation of a preoperative prediction model for mortality within 1 year after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair of intact aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:449-461.e3. 2019
    2019 Integrated Physiological and Biochemical Assessments for the Prediction of Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in HumansAnnals of Surgery.  270:e4. 2019
    2019 Provider Trends in Atherectomy Volume between Office-Based Laboratories and Traditional FacilitiesAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  58:83-90. 2019
    2019 Anatomic and hemodynamic investigation of an occluded common carotid chimney stent graft for hybrid thoracic aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques.  5:187-194. 2019
    2019 Editor's Choice – Recommendations for Registry Data Collection for Revascularisations of Acute Limb Ischaemia: A Delphi Consensus from the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  57:816-821. 2019
    2019 Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) for RNA Isolation from Endothelial Cells In vivoJournal of Visualized Experiments2019
    2019 Implications of secondary aortic intervention after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute and chronic type B dissectionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:1367-1378. 2019
    2019 Thirty-day outcomes from the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B dissection projectJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:680-691. 2019
    2019 Financial implications of coding inaccuracies in patients undergoing elective endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:210-218. 2019
    2019 Outcomes of antegrade and retrograde open mesenteric bypass for acute mesenteric ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  69:129-140. 2019
    2019 TEVARs to the North, FEVARs to the South; Here we are, Stuck in the Mid-Term With you …European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  57:110. 2019
    2018 International Consortium of Vascular Registries Consensus Recommendations for Peripheral Revascularisation Registry Data CollectionEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  56:217-237. 2018
    2018 The impact of current smoking on outcomes after infrainguinal bypass for claudicationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  68:495-502.e1. 2018
    2018 Aortitis with an Aneurysm at Initial Presentation of Crohn DiseaseJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.  67:e12-e13. 2018
    2018 Identification of optimal device combinations for the chimney endovascular aneurysm repair technique within the PERICLES registryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  68:24-35. 2018
    2018 Incidence and prognostic factors related to major adverse cerebrovascular events in patients with complex aortic diseases treated by the chimney techniqueJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:1372-1379. 2018
    2018 Invited commentaryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:1282. 2018
    2018 Invited commentaryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:1024-1025. 2018
    2018 Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Acute Type B Dissection in Patients With Intractable Pain or Refractory HypertensionJournal of Endovascular Therapy.  25:220-229. 2018
    2018 Association of quality improvement registry participation with appropriate follow-up after vascular proceduresJAMA Surgery.  153:216-223. 2018
    2018 Implementation of a bundled protocol significantly reduces risk of spinal cord ischemia after branched or fenestrated endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:409-423.e4. 2018
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvageJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2018
    2018 Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in adult coarctation patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:369-381.e2. 2018
    2018 Comparison of Direct and Less Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Severe Aorto-Iliac Occlusive DiseaseAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  46:226-233. 2018
    2017 Association of left subclavian artery coverage without revascularization and spinal cord ischemia in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair: A Vascular Quality Initiative® analysisVascular.  25:587-597. 2017
    2017 Hemodynamic and Anatomic Predictors of Renovisceral Stent-Graft Occlusion Following Chimney Endovascular Repair of Juxtarenal Aortic AneurysmsJournal of Endovascular Therapy.  24:880-888. 2017
    2017 Open and endovascular aneurysm repair in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeSurgery.  162:1195-1206. 2017
    2017 The role of surgeon modified fenestrated stent grafts in the treatment of aneurysms involving the branched visceral aortaThe Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery: a journal on cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery.  58:861-869. 2017
    2017 Development of a validated model to predict 30-day stroke and 1-year survival after carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic stenosis using the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  66:433-444.e2. 2017
    2017 Lombard Aorfix high angulation device, sac behavior following implantationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  66:71-78. 2017
    2017 Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair using aortic arch chimney stents in high-risk patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  66:9-20.e3. 2017
    2017 Innovative postmarket device evaluation using a quality registry to monitor thoracic endovascular aortic repair in the treatment of aortic dissectionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:1280-1286. 2017
    2017 The Spectrum of Hand Dysfunction After Hemodialysis Fistula PlacementKidney International Reports.  2:332-341. 2017
    2017 Feasibility and pilot efficacy of a brief smoking cessation intervention delivered by vascular surgeons in the Vascular Physician Offer and Report (VAPOR) TrialJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:1152-1160.e2. 2017
    2017 Classification of Chimney EVAR-Related Endoleaks: Insights from the PERICLES RegistryJournal of Endovascular Therapy.  24:72-74. 2017
    2017 Insight into the cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome following carotid endarterectomy from the national Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  65:381-389.e2. 2017
    2017 Femorofemoral Shunt During Surgery for Acute DeBakey Type 1 Dissection to Treat Peripheral Extremity MalperfusionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  103:e17-e20. 2017
    2017 Successful Implementation and Outcomes of A Simple Smoking Cessation Program In A Busy Vascular Practice.Annals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  38:5-6. 2017
    2016 Variations in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Care: A Report from the International Consortium of Vascular RegistriesCirculation.  134:1948-1958. 2016
    2016 Predicting mid-term all-cause mortality in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysmAnnals of Surgery.  264:1162-1167. 2016
    2016 Outcomes after endovascular aneurysm repair conversion and primary aortic repair for urgent and emergency indications in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  64:338-347. 2016
    2016 Defining risk and identifying predictors of mortality for open conversion after endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:873-881.e1. 2016
    2016 Design and initial enrollment in the Vascular Physicians Offer and Report (VAPOR) trialJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:1121-1125.e2. 2016
    2016 Smoking cessation counseling in vascular surgical practice using the results of interviews and focus groups in the Vascular Surgeon offer and report smoking cessation pilot trialJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:1011-1017.e2. 2016
    2016 Operative and Mid-Term Outcomes of Thoracic Aortic Operation in Octogenarians and BeyondJournal of Cardiac Surgery.  31:334-340. 2016
    2016 Preoperative antiplatelet and statin treatment was not associated with reduced myocardial infarction after high-risk vascular operations in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:182-189.e2. 2016
    2015 Outcomes of surgeon-modified fenestrated-branched endograft repair for acute aortic pathology Presented at the Plenary Session at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, Ariz, January 14-17, 2015.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:1148-1159.e2. 2015
    2015 Performance of the Aorfix endograft in severely angulated proximal necks in the PYTHAGORAS United States clinical trial Presented in part at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting for the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, Ariz, January 14-17, 2015.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:1108-1118. 2015
    2015 Fate of aneurysmal common iliac artery landing zones used for endovascular aneurysm repairJournal of Endovascular Therapy.  22:748-759. 2015
    2015 National variation in preoperative imaging, carotid duplex ultrasound criteria, and threshold for surgery for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis Presented at the Forty-third Annual Symposium of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Miami, Fla, March 29-April 2, 2015.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:937-944. 2015
    2015 Erratum: Three-dimensional fusion computed tomography decreases radiation exposure, procedure time, and contrast use during fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (Journal of Vascular Surgery (2015) 61 (309-16))Journal of Vascular Surgery.  62:839. 2015
    2015 Heart rate variables in the Vascular Quality Initiative are not reliable predictors of adverse cardiac outcomes or mortality after major elective vascular surgeryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  62:710-720.e9. 2015
    2015 Preoperative β-blockers do not improve cardiac outcomes after major elective vascular surgery and may be harmfulJournal of Vascular Surgery.  62:166-176.e2. 2015
    2015 Successful rescue therapy for severe acute anemia: Managing the critically ill Jehovah's WitnessAmerican Surgeon.  81:E263-E265. 2015
    2015 Using the Vascular Quality Initiative to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for vascular surgery patientsSeminars in Vascular Surgery.  28:97-102. 2015
    2015 Acute bilateral renal artery chimney stent thrombosis after endovascular repair of a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysmJournal of Vascular Surgery.  61:1058-1061. 2015
    2015 Participation in the vascular quality initiative is associated with improved perioperative medication use, which is associated with longer patient survivalJournal of Vascular Surgery.  61:1010-1019. 2015
    2015 Three-dimensional fusion computed tomography decreases radiation exposure, procedure time, and contrast use during fenestrated endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  61:309-316. 2015
    2014 Antiplatelet and statin treatment is not associated with reduced myocardial infarction after high-risk vascular procedures.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1721. 2014
    2014 Fibrinogen and catheter-directed thrombolysisSeminars in Vascular Surgery.  27:182-195. 2014
    2014 Critical analysis of results after chimney endovascular aortic aneurysm repair raises cause for concernJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:865-874.e1. 2014
    2014 Percutaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair is not contraindicated in obese patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:921-928. 2014
    2014 Pathology-specific secondary aortic interventions after thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  59:599-607. 2014
    2014 A novel technique for hybrid aortic arch reconstruction: The deployment cuff techniqueAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  97:1464-1466. 2014
    2014 Defining utility and predicting outcome of cadaveric lower extremity bypass grafts in patients with critical limb ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1554-1564. 2014
    2014 DiscussionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:583-584. 2014
    2014 Elective endovascular aortic repair conversion for type Ia endoleak is not associated with increased morbidity or mortality compared with primary juxtarenal aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60. 2014
    2014 Factors associated with surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass in the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)Journal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1238-1246. 2014
    2014 Outcomes after redo aortobifemoral bypass for aortoiliac occlusive diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60. 2014
    2014 Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  60:1481-1490.e1. 2014
    2013 Subclavian revascularization in the age of thoracic endovascular aortic repair and comparison of outcomes in patients with occlusive diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:901-909. 2013
    2013 Transcaval embolization as an alternative technique for the treatment of type II endoleak after endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:869-874. 2013
    2013 Prediction of graft patency and mortality after distal revascularization and interval ligation for hemodialysis access-related hand ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:451-458. 2013
    2013 Combined treatment of intracaval uterine leiomyomatosis with pulmonary tumor emboliJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  1:217-218. 2013
    2013 Efficacy of thoracic endovascular stent repair for chronic type B aortic dissection with aneurysmal degenerationJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58. 2013
    2013 Fate of patients with spinal cord ischemia complicating thoracic endovascular aortic repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58. 2013
    2013 Regional quality groups in the society for vascular surgery® vascular quality initiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:884-890. 2013
    2013 Treatment of acute visceral aortic pathology with fenestrated/branched endovascular repair in high-surgical-risk patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58. 2013
    2012 Preoperative prediction of mortality within 1 year after elective thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  56:1266-1273. 2012
    2012 Impact of screening versus symptomatic measurement of deep vein thrombosis in a national quality improvement registryJournal of Vascular Surgery.  56:1045-1051.e1. 2012
    2012 Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic aortic pathology in patients with Marfan syndromeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  55:1234-1241. 2012
    2012 Accumulation of Pro-Cancer Cytokines in the Plasma Fraction of Stored Packed Red CellsJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  16:460-468. 2012
    2012 Midterm cost and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repairAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  93:473-479. 2012
    2012 Safety of elective management of synchronous aortic disease with simultaneous thoracic and aortic stent graft placement.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  56. 2012
    2011 Completion duplex ultrasound predicts early graft thrombosis after crural bypass in patients with critical limb ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  54:1006-1010. 2011
    2011 Endovascular chimney technique versus open repair of juxtarenal and suprarenal aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  53:895-905. 2011
    2011 Emerging national trends in the management and outcomes of lower extremity peripheral arterial diseaseAnnals of Vascular Surgery: international journal of vascular surgery.  25:44-54. 2011
    2011 Overestimation of contralateral internal carotid artery stenosis before ipsilateral surgical endarterectomyEuropean Journal of Radiology.  77:68-72. 2011
    2010 Practice patterns for thoracic aneurysms in the stent graft era: Health care system implicationsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  90:1833-1839. 2010
    2010 Intravenous delivery of the plasma fraction of stored packed erythrocytes promotes pancreatic cancer growth in immunocompetent miceCancer.  116:3862-3874. 2010
    2010 Endovascular management of congenital atresia of the infrarenal IVCVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  44:234-236. 2010
    2010 Predicting blood pressure response after renal artery stentingJournal of Vascular Surgery.  51:380-385. 2010
    2010 Fenestrated stent-grafting after previous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairThe Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery: a journal on cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery.  51:383-389. 2010
    2009 Thoracic outlet syndrome associated with a large cervical ribVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  43:393-394. 2009
    2009 National trends in lower extremity bypass surgery, endovascular interventions, and major amputationsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  50:54-60. 2009
    2009 Fenestrated and branched endograft repair of juxtarenal aneurysms after previous open aortic reconstructionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  49:1387-1394. 2009
    2009 Predicting 1-year mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  49:838-844. 2009
    2009 Combined aortic debranching and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) effective but at a costArchives of Surgery.  144:222-227. 2009
    2008 The Adnectin CT-322 is a novel VEGF receptor 2 inhibitor that decreases tumor burden in an orthotopic mouse model of pancreatic cancerBMC Cancer.  8. 2008
    2008 Forced expression of MMP9 rescues the loss of angiogenesis and abrogates metastasis of pancreatic tumors triggered by the absence of host SPARCExperimental Biology and Medicine.  233:860-873. 2008
    2008 Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 mediates macrophage infiltration into orthotopic pancreatic tumors in miceCancer Research.  68:4340-4346. 2008
    2008 Aortic reconstruction with femoral-popliteal vein: Graft stenosis incidence, risk and reinterventionJournal of Vascular Surgery.  47:36-44. 2008
    2006 Telomerase immortalization of human mammary epithelial cells derived from a BRCA2 mutation carrierBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  99:103-115. 2006
    2006 Selective blockade of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 with an antibody against tumor-derived vascular endothelial growth factor controls the growth of human pancreatic adenocarcinoma xenograftsAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  13:1145-1155. 2006
    2006 Combination of a monoclonal anti-phosphatidylserine antibody with gemcitabine strongly inhibits the growth and metastasis of orthotopic pancreatic tumors in miceInternational Journal of Cancer.  118:2639-2643. 2006
    2005 Increased expression of Cyr61 (CCN1) identified in peritoneal metastases from human pancreatic cancerJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  200:371-377. 2005

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2009 Pancreatic and duodenal trauma.  193-203. 2009
    2009 Thoracic trauma.  165-179. 2009
    2006 Targeting Inside-Out Phospholipids on Tumor Blood Vessels in Pancreatic Cancer.  179-194. 2006

    Research Overview

  • complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, device development, outcomes research
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Biochemical Markers of Ischemic Spinal Cord Injury in the CSF, Blood and Urine of Patients Undergoing Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) and Open Thoracic or Thoracoabdominal Arotic Repair. Subtitle: CSF Biomarkers of Spinal Cord Injury in TEVAR Patients  awarded by KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
  • Creating National Surveillance Infrastructure for Priority Medical Devices  awarded by Weill (Joan and Sanford I.) Medical College of Cornell University
  • Predictive Algorithm to Guide the Management of Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms  awarded by University of Oxford
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROX MEDICAL INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOSPAN LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK RESEARCH INCORPORATED
  • Private Grant  awarded by PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS
  • Private Grant  awarded by VITAA MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
  • Statin Neuroprotection and Carotid Endarterectomy: Safety, Feasibility and Outcomes  awarded by Columbia University
  • The (IRAD) International Registry for Acute Aortic Dissection  awarded by University of Michigan
  • United States Aortic Research Consortium (ARC) Pilot Study: Prophylactic vs Therapeutic Cerebrospinal Fluid Drain Placement During Endovascular thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (HOUSTON)
  • United States Aortic Research Consortium (ARC) Pilot Study: Prophylactic vs Therapeutic Cerebrospinal Fluid Drain Placement During Endovascular Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
  • Vascular Surgery COVID-19 Collaborative (VASCC)  awarded by University of Colorado
  • Education And Training

  • University of TX Southwestern Med Ctr, Residency
  • University of TX Southwestern Med Ctr, Residency
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • University of TX Southwestern Med Ctr, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama 2000
  • Full Name

  • Adam Beck