New Faculty Announcement: Gregory A. Stanley, MD

by Columbia Surgery on October 24, 2013

We extend a warm welcome to Gregory A. Stanley, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions.

Gregory A. Stanley, MD

Gregory A. Stanley, MD

Dr. Stanley joins NYP/Columbia after completing his fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from medical school in 2007, earning his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. From there, Dr. Stanley completed his general surgery internship and residency at UT Southwestern, where he was enrolled in the Early Specialization Program (ESP) in vascular surgery. This advanced training program combines general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship into a rigorous 6-year curriculum, leading to board certification in both general and vascular surgery. Dr. Stanley completed this training in 2013 and is currently Board certified in general surgery and Board eligible in vascular surgery.

Dr. Stanley has extensive expertise in the management and treatment of aortic diseases, including aneurysms in the chest and abdomen, aortic dissection, aortic graft and endograft infection, and endograft failure (endoleaks). In addition, he has advanced training with the latest endovascular technology (including patient-customized devices) as well as with open surgical techniques. Dr. Stanley is also experienced in treating a wide spectrum of other arterial and venous diseases, including carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and deep venous thrombosis and insufficiency. Dr. Stanley’s research interests focus on the long-term outcomes of aortic pathology, especially related to aortic dissection, and how applying current surgical technology can affect those outcomes. He also maintains a strong interest in medical device design and development and has several ongoing projects.


Marathon in NYC

On November 4, Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD and Allan Stewart, MD will be running with Team Heartosaurus in the 2012 ING NYC Marathon. They will be running with former heart patients, fellow doctors, nurses, and other team members who are honoring friends or loved ones with heart disease or who have passed on due to heart disease.

Raising money for the American Heart Association, Team Heartosaurus is a community driven effort to increase awareness of heart disease. Together, their goal is to inspire healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“Benjamin Carey and I created Heartosaurus two years ago to raise awareness for aortic dissection,” says Dr. Stewart. “The first time we did the marathon together, it was because Ben wanted medical support during the race! Now we have expanded the team to include several more heart patients both as runners and financial supporters. In addition, we welcomed Dr. Morrissey and his patients to expand our mission to one of heart healthy living.”

What does it mean to be a Heartosaurus?


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“We all believe that exercise is an essential piece of cardiovascular wellness,” remarks Dr. Stewart. “We hope to preach our beliefs with our actions not just our words. I am so blessed to watch my former patients live the life they have imagined, while recovering from major open heart surgery!”

To show your support and help Dr. Morrisey, Dr. Stewart, and the rest of Team Heartosaurus, please visit their donation page.


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