Rana Afifi, MD | "Women's Leadership in Surgery: Moving the Needle"
UT Health Houston
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF VASCULAR SURGERY, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR SURGERY
PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF ADVANCED AORTIC SURGERY AND STRUCTURAL HEART FELLOWSHIP, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR SURGERY
Rana O. Afifi, MD, presented at the UTMB Department of Surgery Grand Rounds on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Her presentation was titled “Women's Leadership in Surgery: Moving the Needle”
About the speaker:
Rana O. Afifi, MD, is a specialist in vascular and endovascular surgery. She graduated from medical school at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2004. After completing her general surgery residency at Carmel Hospital in Haifa,
she received specialty training in vascular and endovascular surgery at Carmel Hospital. Due to her interest in complex aortic diseases, she came to the US and did an additional fellowship in complex aortic surgeries at McGovern Medical School.
Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Afifi accepted a position as Assistant Professor of vascular surgery at McGovern Medical School, in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and has since been promoted to Associate Professor of vascular
surgery. As part of her new position, Dr. Afifi has joined recently the vascular division at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center.
- Dr. Afifi has written book chapters and published articles on aortic diseases, aortic graft infections, thoracic aortic trauma, complications of thoracic endovascular aortic repair, and complex hybrid and redo surgical techniques
- She has reviewed articles for renowned peer-reviewed journals including Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, and Journal of Infection and Public Health
- Dr. Afifi is an active participant and organizer of the monthly Multidisciplinary Aortic Conference in collaboration with the departments of Genetics, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, and Vascular Surgery
- Her current and ongoing research interests involve long-term outcomes and prospective research in acute aortic dissection, investigating optimal radiological parameters for aortic (proximal and distal) remodeling, following aortic dissection and endovascular
aneurysm repair, and the burden of aortic disease and outcomes research in women with cardiovascular risk/disease.
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Ministry of Health; Israel)
General Surgery (Ministry of Health; Israel)