Peter Faries, MD
- PROFESSOR | Surgery
- PROFESSOR | Radiology
As Chief of Vascular Surgery, Dr. Faries is responsible for leading the clinical and academic efforts of the Ruth J. & Maxwell Hauser and Harriet & Arthur Aufses, Jr., MD Department of Surgery’s Vascular Division. Dr. Faries, who joined Mount Sinai in 2007, directs 14 vascular surgeons on the faculty, as well as medical and administrative staff. An admired mentor, Dr. Faries also actively develops training and fellowship opportunities in vascular surgery.
An expert in the treatment of carotid artery disease for the prevention of stroke, Dr. Faries has helped advance the practice of minimally invasive vascular surgery, particularly the use of percutaneous techniques that can effectively improve arterial blood flow without the need for more invasive, traditional open surgery. His practice focuses on percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis, renovascular hypertension, and lower extremity ischemia, as well as endovascular treatments for thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Both a renowned surgeon and an active researcher, Dr. Faries oversees numerous clinical trials investigating new treatments for vascular disorders. He leads a National Institutes of Health - supported laboratory and a research team studying the root causes of aortic aneurysm, his area of expertise, and whether stem cells can treat this condition. Dr. Faries has also studied the use of a filter that protects the brain by capturing plaque debris that comes loose during angioplasty.
Prior to being recruited to Mount Sinai, Dr. Faries was the Site Chief of Vascular Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He also served as Chief of Endovascular Surgery for both Cornell-New York Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital from 2002 to 2007.
Dr. Faries was pleased to return to Mount Sinai and work again with his mentor, Michael L. Marin, MD, who previously served as Chief of Vascular and is currently Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Faries has received numerous awards and honors in surgery research including the society for Vascular Surgery Lifeline Award, 2003; the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society Educational grant, 2002; and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Research Award, 2000. Dr. Faries is a prolific author having published 156 manuscripts in peer-review journals. He has traveled extensively to present his research at 194 national, international and regional meetings. He is also a member of 21 professional medical societies and has been elected to the position of officer in four. He serves on the editorial staff of several leading medical journals, including on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Dr. Faries completed residency in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He initiated his professional practice at Mount Sinai in 2000. Since joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Faries has engaged in several clinical trials and research projects. In addition, he participated in a National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program from 2002 to 2004.
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National Board of Medical Examiners 1993
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1999
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 2001
Professional Society Memberships
American Association for Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Investigative Pathology
Association for Academic Surgery
Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery
Eastern Vascular Society
International Society for Vascular Surgery
New England Society for Vascular Surgery
New York Academy of Sciences
New York Society for Vascular Surgery
New York Surgical Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Society of University Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
Surgical Biology Club III
In the News
Dr. Faries discusses peripheral vascular disease in The Daily News feature Daily Check Up article.
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Am Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)
American Board of Surgery
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortoiliac And Aortofemoral Bypass Graft Surgery
- Atherectomy/Angioplasty Of Noncoronary Vessel
- Carotid Artery Endarterectomy
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Femoropopliteal Bypass Surgery
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Renal Artery Stenosis
- Varicose Veins
BS, Hobart College
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Internship, Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Med School
Who's Who of Pinnacle Professionals
Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
New York Magazine's Top Doctors
U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctors
Marquis Who’s Who
Lifetime Foundation Award
America’s Top Surgeons
Resident Paper Award
Scientific Papers on Trauma, Residents' Competition, Region II Award
Resident Essay Award
The von Liebig Foundation Award
Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude
Baccalaureate Essay, Awarded Distinction
DeRubertis BG, Lam RC, Lin SC, Hynecek R, Kent KC, Faries PL. Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting and Anatomic Factors: A Correlation with Age and Events. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007; 45: 875-880.
Gordon R, Bell H, Pieracci FM, Hynecek R, Kent KC, Faries PL, Chaer RA, DeRubertis BG. Determining the Quantity and Character of Carotid Artery Embolic Debris by Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007; 45: 716-725.
Hynecek RL, DeRubertis BG, Trocciola SM, Zhang H, Prince M, Ennis TL, Kent KC, Faries PL. The Creation of Infarenal Aneurysm in the Native Abdominal Aorta of Swine. . Surgery 2007; 142: 143-149.
DeRubertis BG, Faries PL, McKinsey JF, Chaer RA, Pierce M, Karwowski J, Weinberg A, Nowygrod R, Morrissey NJ, Bush HL, Kent KC. Shifting Paradigms in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Vascular Disease: A Report of 1000 Percutaneous Interventions. Ann Surg 2007; 246: 415-422.
Ryer E, McKinsey JF, DeRubertis BG, Pieracci FM, Kent KC, Faries PL, Trocciola SM. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Women: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Implications for Screening. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007; 46: 630-635.
Sadek M, Hynecek RL, Sambol EB, Ur-Rehman H, Kent KC, Faries PL. Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting: Success Relies on Appropriate Patient Selection. J Vasc Surg 2008; 47: 946-951.
Sadek M, Hynecek RL, Goldenberg S, Kent KC, Marin ML, Faries PL. Gene Expression Analysis of a Porcine Native Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Model. Surgery 2008; 144: 252-258.
Landis GS, Sundick S, Cayne N, Marin ML, Faries PL, Malik RK. Predicting Embolic Potential During Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting: Analysis of Captured Particulate Debris, Ultrasound Characteristics and Prior Corotid Endarterectomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010; 51: 317-322.
Egorova N, Vouyouka A, Moskowitz A, Guillerme S, Quin J, Marin ML, Faries PL. Analysis of Gender Related Differences in Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010; 51: 372-379.
Turnbull IC, Criado FJ, Sanchez L, Sadek M, Malik R, Ellozy SH, Marin ML, Faries PL. Five- Year Results of the Talent eLPS Abdominal Stent Graft Pivotal Trial Including Early and Long Term Safety and Efficacy. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010; 51: 537-544.
Prenner S, Turnbull IC, Malik R, Salloum A, Ellozy SH, Vouyouka AG, Marin ML, Faries PL. Outcome of Elected Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in Octogenarians and Nonagenarians. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010; 51: 1354-1359.