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Richard M. Green, MD

Board Certifications: 
Vascular Surgery
Expertise in: 
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(212) 305-8591


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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Revascularization
  • Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1970 University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital , Rochester, NY

Honors & Awards

  • New York Top Doctors, 2004-2013
  • America’s Top Doctors, 2003-2013
  • Binkley Professor, UCSF, CA, 2009
  • Robert R. Linton Professor and Lecture, Mass General, Boston, MA, 2005
  • Richard M. Green, M.D. Award, Presented by Dr. Enrico Ascher, Maimonides Medical Center, 2002
  • Best Doctors in America Award, 1992-1995, 2001-2002
  • University of Rochester Merit Scholar, 1979
  • Upjohn Achievement Award, 1975

About Richard Green

Richard Green, MD, FACS, is known for his expertise in both open and percutaneous vascular procedures, and is now concentrating on complex open surgeries and aortic surgery. His journal and book publications focus primarily on aortic surgery, carotid surgery, and thoracic outlet surgery.

Dr. Green has longstanding experience in fostering collaboration across traditionally separate specialties in order to promote optimal care for patients with vascular disease. As the Associate Chief of the newly merged Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery at NYP/Columbia, Dr. Green is very pleased to be shepherding the new division’s emergence as a collaborative entity.

In practice for over 40 years, Dr. Green has been named by Castle Connolly as one of the top doctors in the United States. He is a prominent member of societies and committees including the US MEDCAC Steering Committee, the Society for Vascular Surgery (numerous positions including President from 2002-2006), and others. He serves as an examiner in the Vascular Surgery Certifying Examination and he is an editorial reviewer for Circulation, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Cardiovascular Surgery, and The Journal of Vascular Surgery. He serves on the Editorial Board of Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Associate Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center , New York, NY

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American College of Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Surgical Association - Fellow
American Heart Association - Fellow
American Vascular Association - Treasurer
AAA Screening Plan of the Legs for Life Program - Co-chairman
International Cardiovascular Society, N. American Chapter
Lifeline Foundation
Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology
Radiation Vascular Investigative Protocol Group - Vice Chairman Vascular Surgery
The Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery - Issues Committee
American Venous Forum
* International Relations Committee
* Chairman, International Relations Committee
Society for Vascular Surgery (numerous positions including President, 2002-2006)

MEDCAC Steering Committee, Member 2012-.

Director, Center for Vascular Disease, 1997-2004
University of Rochester, Department of Surgery Promotions Committee, 2001.
University of Rochester Faculty Senate, 1997-2000.
University of Rochester Capitation Committee, 1996.
Physician Hospital Management Committee, 1994-1995.
University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group, July 1990-present.
Board of Directors, 1990-1993, Executive Committee 1993.
Neurology Expert Panel, 1989-present.
Cardiovascular Center Development Committee, 1989-present.
Operating Room Management Committee, Strong Memorial Hospital, l988-present.
Evaluations, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, 1987-present.
University of Rochester Faculty, Resident Application Interviewer, 1987-present.
Ambulatory Care Working Group, Strong Memorial Hospital, l988.
Clinical Information Task Force, University of Rochester Medical Center, 1987.
Joint Medical and Nursing Practice Committee, 1986-1987.
Blood Utilization Committee, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1985-1989.

Circulation, 2012 - present
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2001 - present
Cardiovascular Surgery, 1994 - present
The Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1994 - present

Perspectives in Vascular Surgery, 1999 - present
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 1997 - present

Vascular Surgery Certifying Examination - Senior Examiner, May 1997 - present
The American Board of Surgery, May 1996

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-8591
(212) 342-3252


Selected Publications

  1. J.D. Horton, S. Haulon A. Khoynezhad, RM Green, M A Borger, FF Mussa: Endovascular Repair of Type a Aortic Dissection: Current Experience and Technical Considerations, Semin Thoracic Surg,
  2. N. Nassiri, Y Dudiy, A. Rachakonda, K. Qato, A. Carroccio, RJ Rosen and RM Green: Does Complete Eradication of Isolated Type II Endoleaks with Glue Embolization Affect EVAR Outcomes? Journal of Vascular Surgery, 58 (4) 1158-1159 October 2013
  3. N. Nassiri, R. Kapoor, K. Qato, RJ Rosen, H Al Moutran, PD Constantino, RM Green: Endovascular Palliation of Multivessel Blowout Syndrome in the Setting of a Nonresectable Neck Sarcoma. Annals of Vascular Surgery 27 (1) September 2012.
  4. N.Nassiri, A.Jain, D.McPhee, B.Mina, R.Rosen, G.Giangola, A.Carroccio, R. Green: "Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: Experience with an Algorithm for Catheter-Directed Mechanical Thrombectomy." Annals of Vascular Surgery July 2011
  5. Rosen RJ, Green RM: “Endoleak Management following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair”. J Vascular Interventional Radiology 19:S37-S43 June 2008
  6. Rosen RJ, Green RM: "Hypogastric Artery Embolization and Endografting". Endolvascular Today 6 (2) 82-85
  7. Chiam P, Roubin G, Panagopoulos G, Iyer S, Green R, Brennan C, Vitek J: "One Year Clinical Outcomes, Midterm Survival, and Predicators of Mortality After Carotid Stenting in Elderly Patients". Circulation, Journal of the American Heart Association 119; 2343-2348 April 2009
  8. Chiam PT, Roubin GS, Iyer SS, Green DM, Soffer DE, Brennan C, Vitek JJ, “ Carotid Artery Stenting in elderly patients: importance of case selection”. Catheter Cardiovasc Inter. 2008 Sep 1;72(3):318-24. Doi:10.1002/ccd.21620
  9. Fairman A, Gray WA, Scicli A, Wilburn O, Verta P, Atkinson R, Yadav J, Wholey M, Hopkins LN, Raabe R, Barnwell S, Green RM: The CAPTURE Registry "Analysis of Strokes Resulting From Carotid Artery Stenting in the Post Approval Setting: Timing, Location, Severity and Type". Annals of Surgery 246 (4) 208-215 October 2007
  10. Grey WA, Yadav JS, Verta P, Scicli A, Fairman R, Wholey M, Hopkins LN,  Atkinson R, Raabe R, Barnwell S, Green RM:  The CAPTURE Registry  ”Results of Carotid Stenting with Embolic Protection in the Post Approval Setting.”  Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 70:1025-1033, 2007.
  11. Branchereau A, Macdonald S, Wholey M, Busquet J, Green RM, Gray W: "Perspectives on Recent CAS Trial Data". A discussion on what can be learned from studies that seem to offer conflicting results. Endovascular Today 6 (2) 22-44
  12. WA Green, JS Yadav, P. Verta, A. Scicli, R Fairman, M Wholey, Ln Hopkins, R Atkins, R Raabe, S Barnwell, RM Green “The CAPTURE registry: Predictors of outcomes in carotid artery stenting with embolic protection for high surgical risk patients in the early post-approval setting. Catherization Cardiovascular interventions, Volume 70, issue 7. Dec 2007
  13. Wolford HY, Surowiec SM, Hsu JH, Rhodes JM, Singh MJ, Shortell CK, Illig KA, Green RM, Waldman DL, Davies MG: Stacked Proximal Aortic Cuffs: "Off –the-Shelf" Solution for Treating Thoracic Aortic Pathology. J of Endovascular Therapy 12:574-578 2005
  14. SCAI/SVMB/SVS Writing Committee - Rosenfield K, Babb JD, Cates CU, Cowley MJ, Feldman T, Gallagher A, Gray W, Green RM, Jaff MR, Kent CK, Ouriel K, Roubin GS, Weiner BH, White CJ: Clinical competence statement on carotid stenting: Training and credentialing for carotid stenting-multispecialty consensus recommendations. J of Vascular Surgery 41(1) 160-68 2005
  15. Surowiec SM, Davis MG, Eberly SW, Rhodes JM, Illig KA, Shortell CK, Lee DE, Waldman DL, Green RM: Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting of the superficial femoral artery. J of Vascular Surgery 41(2) 2005

Selected Book Chapters

  1. Green, RM. Transaxillary Operative Management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Stanley Veith Wakefield. 2015
  2. Green, RM.  Subclavian – Axillary Vein Thrombosis. Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery Text. Edition 2005.
  3. Green, RM.  Axillary/Subclavian Vein Thrombosis (CLOT) and its Treatment. American Venous Forum, Handbook of Venous Disorders Third Edition (Hodder Arnold, London, 2009)
  4. Green, RM. Selection and Choice of Endovascular Grafts for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. In: Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery. Surgery of the Aorta and It’s Body Branches. Morasch, Perace & Yao. 2010
  5. Green, RM. The Role of Prophylactic Angicoagulation in the Surgical Patient. In: Mosby’s Current Problems in Surgery. Samuel A. Wells, Jr., M.D. Editor. 2002.
  6. Green RM. Neurologic Complications of Abdominal Aortic Reconstruction. In: Ernst & Stanley editors. Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery Fourth Edition. 2000.
  7. Ouriel K, Green RM. Repair of Femoral and Popliteal Artery Aneurysms. In: Nyhus LM, Baker RJ and Fischer JE editors. Mastery of Surgery Third Edition, Vol II. Little, Brown & Co.1997.
  8. Green RM. Management of Spontaneous Dissection and Fibromuscular Dysplasia of the Carotid Artery. In Yao and Pearce’s Arterial Surgery Management of Challenging Problems Appleton & Lange 1996.