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Thomas E. Brothers M.D.

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Rank
  • Professor
College
  • College of Medicine
Department
  • Surgery
Academic Focus
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Surgical decision analysis

Locations

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Biography

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

MM/YY

FIELD OF STUDY

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

AB

05/80

Health Science

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

MD

05/83

Medicine

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

 

06/89

General Surgery

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

 

06/91

Vascular Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

A. Personal Statement

As a Peripheral Vascular Surgeon, I frequently am involved in the care of patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower extremities and have long been interested in patient-oriented therapies. There remain many opportunities for improvement of the way that we educate and guide patients making decisions for their atherosclerotic arterial disease.

B. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

1989-1991                   Lecturer in Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School

1991-1996                   Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

1996-2003                   Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

1991-1998                   Director, Vascular Research Lab, Medical University of South Carolina

2002-2012                   Program Director in Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

2003-Present              Professor of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

2004-Present              Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University

2010-Present              Chief of Vascular Surgery, Veterans Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

NATIONAL SOCIETIES

1992-Present              Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

1994-Present              Frederick Coller Surgical Society

1994-Present              Fellow, American College of Surgeons

1995-Present              Association of Academic Surgery

1996-Present              Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

1996-Present              Society of University Surgeons

1999-Present              Society for Vascular Surgery

2002-2006                  Evidence-Based Processes of Care Committee

2003-Present             Distinguished SVS Fellow

2000-Present             RVU Consensus Panel

2011-Present             Outcomes Committee

2002-Present              Fellow, American Heart Association,

                                                Council on Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

2001-2012                   Association of Program Directors in Surgery

            2010-2012                   Board of Directors

2008-2011                               Editorial Board, Journal of Vascular Surgery

2011-2016                   Associate Editor Clinical Studies, Journal of Vascular Surgery

2013-2016                   Associate Editor Clinical Studies Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders

Honors

2004-2017                   America’s Top Surgeons

2005-2017                   Best Doctors in America

C. Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (Selected from 85 peer-reviewed publications)

Most relevant to the current application

  1. Brothers, T.E.Zhang, J., Mauldin, P.D., Tonnessen, B.H., Robison, J.G., Vallabhaneni, R., Hallett, J.W. Jr, Sidawy, A.N. Better Survival for African and Hispanic/Latino Americans after Infrainguinal Revascularization in the Society for Vascular Surgery Quality Initiative. J. Vasc. Surg. 2016 (accepted for publication)
  2. Brothers, T.E., Zhang, J., Mauldin, P.D., Tonnessen, B.H., Robison, J.G., Vallabhaneni, R., Hallett, J.W. Jr.Predicting Outcomes for Infra-popliteal Critical Limb Ischemia using the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative. J. Vasc. Surg. 2016; 63: 114-24.
  3. Brothers, T.E. Failure of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease to Accept the Recommended Treatment Results in Worse Outcomes. Ann. Vasc. Surg. 2015;29:244-59.
  4. Brothers, T.E., Brothers, K.N., Robison, J.G., Elliott, B.M. Major lower limb amputation increases risk of prosthetic bypass graft infection. J.A.C.S. 2009; 208: 557-61.
  5. Brothers, T.E., Elliott, B.M., Robison, J.G. Prospective Decision Analysis for Peripheral Vascular Disease Predicts Future Quality of Life. J. Vasc. Surg. 2007; 46: 701-8.

D. Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

“Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI)”

New England Research Institutes

Thomas E. Brothers (Local PI), Jacob G. Robison, Bruce Elliott, Joshua Adams, Jean Ruddy, Claudio Schonholz, Marcelo Guimaraes, Thomas Todoran

(2015), $82,000 per enrolled patient

 

“A Phase 3 Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of AMG001 in Surbjects with Critical Limb Ischemia”

Protocol AnGes AG-CLI-0206

Anges and Quintiles Pacific, Inc

Thomas E. Brothers (Local PI), Jacob G. Robison, Bruce Elliott, Joshua Adams, Jean Ruddy, Claudio Schonholz, Marcelo Guimaraes, Thomas Todoran

“JetStream Atherectomy for the Treatment of In-stent Restenosis of the Femoropopliteal Artery: JET-ISR Trial”

Boston Scientific

Thomas E. Brothers (Local PI)

(2017-19), $72,160