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Division of Vascular Surgery

Thomas E. Brothers, MD Bio

Thomas E. Brothers, MD

Thomas E. Brothers, MD

Dr. Brothers joined the Surgery Department at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1991 as an Assistant Professor directly after completing his medical school, general surgery residency, and fellowships in vascular surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Michigan. He has been continuously certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery since 1990 with Added Qualifications in Vascular Surgery since 1992. He was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2003 and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering by Clemson University in 2004 in recognition of his scientific interests and accomplishments in the study vascular graft healing. Reflecting his long interest in education he served as Program Director for the Surgery Residency Program at the Medical University from 2002 to 2012 and has been recognized as an outstanding educator by medical studies and surgical residents, alike.

During his early training Dr. Brothers developed a life-long interest in improving the treatment of atherosclerosis throughout the body and especially the legs (PAD). He has published over seventy articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on these topics, focusing primarily on the patient-centered outcomes including function and quality of life following intervention for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. To help make this possible he has participated as the Principal Investigator or Collaborator on a long list of research grants over the last two decades. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Clinical Research for the Journal of Vascular Surgery and enjoys membership in a number of vascular societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery (Distinguished Fellow), the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, the Society of University Surgeons, the Association of Academic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Council on Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery of the American Heart Association.

Since arriving at the Medical University, Dr. Brothers has focused his practice on the management of circulation and peripheral vascular disease. Like a number of  his surgical colleagues in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Brothers has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Surgeons®” and “Best Doctors®” since 2003. Although he welcomes patients with a broad spectrum of disorders of the circulatory system, he is especially interested in the treatment of arterial occlusive disease of the legs, kidneys, intestines, and carotid arteries, but also offers extensive experience with thoracic outlet as well as aneurysmal disease of the abdomen and legs.


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