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Vascular Team

Our Faculty

Our board-certified faculty are committed to educate the next generation of leaders in vascular care. We’re dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases. To meet this mission, we emphasize the prevention of peripheral vascular disease through patient education, exercise, and counseling services for smoking cessation and dietary modification.

Our faculty are at the forefront in many aspects of vascular surgery, including complex endovascular repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm and national quality initiatives such as the Vascular Quality Initiative. In addition, the vascular department is supported by multiple advanced practice providers who assist in maintaining adequate patient care and a balanced workload.

Interim Division Chief

Michael J Costanza, MD
Michael Costanza, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery

Fellowship Director

Palma Shaw, MD
Palma Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI
Professor of Surgery

Crouse Hospital Representative

Ankar Chawla, MD
Ankur Chawla, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

VA Health Center Representative

Anthony Feghali, MD
Anthony Feghali, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Upstate Community Hospital Representative

Scott Surowiec, MD
Scott Surowiec, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Upstate Faculty

Wei Li, MD
Wei Li, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Our Upstate Academic faculty collaborate with the Crouse surgeons Dr. Semel and Dr. Blackwood, to provide a well-balanced and comprehensive exposure for Vascular Fellow Trainees.

Stuart Blackwood, M.D.
Stuart Blackwood M.D.


Lawrence Semel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Lawrence Semel M.D. F.A.C.S.