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.


New Faculty Announcement: Erin H. Murphy, MD

by Columbia Surgery on October 23, 2013

We are pleased to welcome Erin H. Murphy, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery.

Erin H. Murphy, MD

Erin H. Murphy, MD

Dr. Murphy was recruited to the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery to help expand its growing aortic center. Her clinical expertise and interests focus on the open and endovascular treatment of aortic disease in both the chest and abdomen. She treats a variety of aortic pathology including thoracic aortic aneurysms, thoracoabdominal aneurysms, abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, endograft infection, and endograft failure. She has experience with the most advanced technology including the use of fenestrated endografts.

Dr. Murphy graduated from Georgetown University Medical School, earning her M.D. in 2005. She then continued her training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she completed her general surgery residency in 2011. During her training, Dr. Murphy also completed a 1-year research fellowship in vascular surgery at Stanford University. Prior to joining the vascular division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, she completed a clinical vascular surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Murphy has extensive research experience in the field of vascular surgery and has authored over 48 medical journal articles, book chapters and editorials. She currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy (JEVT).

She additionally performs a breadth of vascular surgery arterial procedures including but not limited to carotid stenting, carotid endarterectomy, thoracic outlet decompression, renal and mesenteric artery stenting and arterial reconstructions, lower extremity endovascular interventions, and lower extremity arterial bypass surgery. She performs a variety of venous procedures including vena cava filter placement and removal, treatment of axillosubclavian and iliofemoral DVT, and thoracic decompression for Paget-Schroetter disease.

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