Eric Wolhford

Eric Wohlford

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Palma Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI

Palma Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI
Appointed 02/03/14
Women's Health Network
8702 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8272

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Community
  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
  • Surgery - Community Campus: Vascular Surgery
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 2003
  • Fellowship: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, 2001
  • Residency: New York Medical College, 2000
  • Residency: Guthrie Research Institute, Sayre, PA, 1995
  • Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, 1993
  • MD: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1992

Previous Appointments

  • Metropolitan Hospital Center, 2001–2003
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2010–2013
  • Boston University Medical Center, 2003–2010

Clinical Interests

  •  Clinical expertise and interests includes the management of carotid, aortic, lower extremity peripheral arterial and venous disease performing a wide spectrum of both open and endovascular procedures and wound care.

Education Interests

  • Resident and student education

    Vascular Surgery Fellowship development and education.


Research Interests

  • Clinical and outcomes research pertainng to arterial and venous diseases.

Clinical Trials

  • Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
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Specialties & Certification

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arterial/Venous/Lymphatic Malformation
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Descending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Diabetic Foot Complications
  • Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • Frostbite
  • Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Disease


  • Adults and Children


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Aneurysm - Aortic - Surgery
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aortic Dissection Treatment
  • Apheresis
  • Arterial Access
  • Atherosclerosis Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Endarterectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis
  • Bypass Surgery for Venous Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Central Arterial Access
  • Central Venous Access
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal (TA-EVAR)
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • Limb Salvage
  • Non-Invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery for Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Nervous System
  • Trauma Embolization
  • Valve Repair for Venous Disease
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Wound Care


  • Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • VA Medical Center

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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