Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Photo of Rajabrata Sarkar, M.D., Ph.D.Rajabrata Sarkar, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Division Head and Chief of Vascular Surgery
Dr. Sarkar is an expert in treating blood vessel disorders and a nationally known researcher in blood vessel growth and development. Dr. Sarkar comes from the University of California, San Francisco, where he was an associate professor of surgery and a vascular surgeon since 1999. He received his medical degree and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his surgical training at UCLA and was trained in vascular surgery at the University of Michigan. 


Photo of Brajesh K. Lal, M.B.B.S.Brajesh K. Lal, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Director of Endovascular Surgery
Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Dr. Lal was on faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS). After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India, Dr. Lal spent two years in the Fogarty Research Fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. After his fellowship at NIH, he completed his surgical residency and vascular surgical fellowship at the UMDNJ-NJMS.

Dr. Lal's clinical and research interests include carotid stenosis and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. Currently, he is the director of operations and co-investigator on the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST), which compares the risks and benefits of the two major procedures for opening blocked neck arteries to restore blood flow to the brain. In addition, he serves on the Executive Committee of the American Venous Forum and as Chairman of the American Venous Registry.


Photo of Doctor Robert Stuart Crawford, M.D.Robert Stuart Crawford, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Crawford is a native of Guayaquil, Ecuador. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He was chief general surgery resident at Wayne State University. He completed research, surgical critical care and vascular surgery fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Crawford is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical and board eligible in vascular surgery. He is the author of over 30 publications and book chapters and has been invited to speak at a variety of national and international conferences.


Photo of Doctor Kapil Gopal, M.D.Kapil Gopal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Gopal is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a practicing vascular surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine and completed his surgical training at Temple University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Gopal was given a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T-32) to complete a two year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.  He, then, completed his vascular surgery training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Photo of Doctor Thomas S. Monahan, M.D. Thomas S. Monahan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Monahan is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a practicing vascular surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed a general surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Monahan has also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and is board certified in general surgery.


Photo of Doctor Michael P. Lilly, M.D.Michael P. Lilly, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Dr. Lilly completed his Vascular Surgery training at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been a faculty member of the University of Maryland since 1989. Dr. Lilly has developed the basic science research program in our Division. He is Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.


Dr ToursavadkohiShabab Toursavadkohi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Toursavadkohi received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and was honored the 3rd highest ranking in basic sciences across the nation. He completed his surgical training at Henry Ford Hospital and became the administrative chief in general surgery residency. He was awarded the best clinical research in 2010 and received the prestigious Szilagy award from Midwestern Vascular Society. He, then, completed his vascular surgery training at University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Toursavadkohi is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in vascular surgery.

Rishi KundiRishi Kundi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Kundi received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Medicine. After, he served as a resident at Beth Israel medical Center of NYC. His fellowship was completed at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and his research fellowship was done at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Part-Time Faculty

Photo of Doctor Marshall E. Benjamin, M.D. Marshall E. Benjamin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Benjamin completed his Vascular Surgery training at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. Dr. Benjamin has expanded the program experience with renal artery revascularization and endovascular grafting for aortic aneurysms at our institution. Dr. Benjamin is an RVT and serves as Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at the University of Maryland Hospital.

For patient inquiries, call 410-328-5840 and e-mail us at MarylandVascularCenter@smail.umaryland.edu

This page was last updated: August 20, 2014

         
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