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Roman Nowygrod, MD

Board Certifications: 
Vascular Surgery, Surgery, General
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery, General

Clinical Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
  • Stents
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Endovascular Disease
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
  • Arterial Stents
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Transcatherter Embolization
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Arterial/Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Buerger Disease
  • Arterial Reconstruction
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Vascular Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Interventional Vascular
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Blockage
  • Angioplasty, Percutaneous, Transluminal
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Vein Problems
  • Thrombosis
  • Stenosis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Varicose Veins
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Endovascular Surgery
  • Kidney Artery Angioplasty
  • Aneurysm Repair, Aortic
  • Claudication
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Gene Therapy For Poor Circulation-Legs
  • Peripheral Arterial Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Diabetes and Vascular Disease
  • Aneurysm of Splenic Artery
  • Aortic Disease
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Aneurysm of Popliteal Artery
  • Phlebitis
  • Endograft Aneurysm Repair
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Leg Bypass Surgery
  • Leg Circulation
  • Intestinal Artery Blockage
  • Decreased Circulation
  • Intestinal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Intestinal Artery Stent
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Intestinal Artery Angioplasty
  • Thoraco Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Poor Leg Circulation
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Bypass

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Honors & Awards

  • New York Best Doctors, 2009
  • Distinguished Practioner of The Year 2011 (Society of Practioners, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York, 1998-2006
  • New York Magazine: New York's Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons, 2002
  • N.I.H. Young Investigator Award, 1978-1981
  • Thomas C. King Teaching Award, 1994
  • N.I.H. Trainee Award, 1972-1974

About Roman Nowygrod


Dr. Roman Nowygrod is Professor of Surgery and specializes in Vascular Surgery including reconstructive arterial surgery, minimal access vascular surgery, surgical and medical management of venous disorders, renal transplantation and angioaccess. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his general surgical residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and a two year NIH research fellowship at the University of Minnesota where he earned a degree in Master of Science in experimental surgery. His research interests include prosthetic bypass graft modifications, improved techniques in bypass and venous surgery, coagulation management in vascular surgery and diseases, outcomes analyses in aortic, endovascular and peripheral vascular surgery and surgical education and training He is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery. He is Director of the Vein disorder Treatment Center and Director of Columbia University Medical Student Surgical Education.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Surgery

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Medical Student Clerkship Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Director, Surgery Preceptorship Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare (NY)


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan


  • 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


Research Interests

  • Prosthetic bypass graft modifications
  • improved techniques in bypass and venous surgery
  • Outcomes analyses in aortic, endovascular and peripheral vascular surgery
  • coagulation management in vascular surgery and disease



Sep 17 2014 - Sep 17 2019


Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2019

CLIMATE (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Aug 24 2011 - Aug 24 2016


Aug 16 2002 - Oct 31 2005

Selected Publications

  1. Watch what happens: using a web-based multimedia platform to enhance intraoperative learning and development of clinical reasoning. Fingeret AL, Martinez RH, Hsieh C, Downey P, Nowygrod R. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb;211(2):384-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.09.007. Epub 2015 Dec 1. PMID: 26801091.
  2. Interhospital transfer for intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ilonzo N, Egorova NN, Nowygrod R. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr;63(4):859-65.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.10.068. Epub 2016 Jan 9. PMID: 26781080.
  3. Trend, Risk Factors, and Costs of Clostridium difficile Infections in Vascular Surgery. Egorova NN, Siracuse JJ, McKinsey JF, Nowygrod R. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015;29(4):792-800. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.10.031. Epub 2015 Jan 14. PMID: 25595110.
  4. Failure to rescue trends in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair between 1995 and 2011. Ilonzo N, Egorova NN, McKinsey JF, Nowygrod R. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec;60(6):1473-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.08.106. Epub 2014 Oct 14. PMID: 25441676.
  5. Validity and reliability of a novel written examination to assess knowledge and clinical decision making skills of medical students on the surgery clerkship. Reinert A, Berlin A, Swan-Sein A, Nowygrod R, Fingeret A. Am J Surg. 2014 Feb;207(2):236-42. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.024. Epub 2013 Oct 24. PMID: 24216186.
  6. Two-stage hybrid repair of a complex symptomatic celiac aneurysm. Ravin R, Meltzer AJ, Kim IK, Shaikh F, Dayal R, Nowygrod R. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Oct;27(7):975.e15-8. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2012.10.026. Epub 2013 Jul 18. PMID: 23871199.
  7. Statins reduce neurologic injury in asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy patients. Heyer EJ, Mergeche JL, Bruce SS, Ward JT, Stern Y, Anastasian ZH, Quest DO, Solomon RA, Todd GJ, Benvenisty AI, McKinsey JF, Nowygrod R, Morrissey NJ, Connolly ES. Stroke. 2013 Apr;44(4):1150-2. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000362. Epub 2013 Feb 12. PMID: 23404722.
  8. Cultivation of Enterobacter hormaechei from human atherosclerotic tissue. Rafferty B, Dolgilevich S, Kalachikov S, Morozova I, Ju J, Whittier S, Nowygrod R, Kozarov E. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2011;18(1):72-81. Epub 2010 Oct 20.
  9. Recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator in the treatment of acute renal artery thrombosis after kidney transplantation. Garcia A, Vedula G, Nowygrod R, Ratner LE, Goldstein MJ. Am J Transplant. 2010 Aug;10(8):1931-3. Epub 2010 Jul 15.
  10. Bilateral carotid endarterectomy as treatment of vascular pulsatile tinnitus. Singh DP, Forte AJ, Brewer MB, Nowygrod R. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jul;50(1):183-5. Epub 2009 May 15. Review.
  11. Insurance status predicts access to care and outcomes of vascular disease. Giacovelli JK, Egorova N, Nowygrod R, Gelijns A, Kent KC, Morrissey NJ. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Oct;48(4):905-11. Epub 2008 Jun 30.
  12. Outcomes of endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Greco G, Egorova N, Anderson PL, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, Nowygrod R, Arons R, McKinsey J, Morrissey NJ, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Mar;43(3):453-459.
  13. Impact of monocytic cells on recovery of uncultivable bacteria from atherosclerotic lesions. Rafferty B, Jönsson D, Kalachikov S, Demmer RT, Nowygrod R, Elkind MS, Bush H Jr, Kozarov E. J Intern Med. 2011 Sep;270(3):273-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02373.x. Epub 2011 Apr 11.
  14. An analysis of the outcomes of a decade of experience with lower extremity revascularization including limb salvage, lengths of stay, and safety. Egorova NN, Guillerme S, Gelijns A, Morrissey N, Dayal R, McKinsey JF, Nowygrod R. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Apr;51(4):878-85, 885.e1. Epub 2010 Jan 4. 
  15. Anti-receptor for advanced glycation end products therapies as novel treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Zhang F, Kent KC, Yamanouchi D, Zhang Y, Kato K, Tsai S, Nowygrod R, Schmidt AM, Liu B. Ann Surg. 2009 Sep;250(3):416-23.
  16. Shifting paradigms in the treatment of lower extremity vascular disease: a report of 1000 percutaneous interventions. DeRubertis BG, Faries PL, McKinsey JF, Chaer RA, Pierce M, Karwowski J, Weinberg A, Nowygrod R, Morrissey NJ, Bush HL, Kent KC. Ann Surg. 2007 Sep;246(3):415-22; discussion 422-4.
  17. Trends, complications, and mortality in peripheral vascular surgery. Nowygrod R, Egorova N, Greco G, Anderson P, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, McKinsey J, Morrissey N, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Feb;43(2):205-16.
  18. Tibial angioplasty as an alternative strategy in patients with limb-threatening ischemia. Clair DG, Dayal R, Faries PL, Bernheim J, Nowygrod R, Lantis JC 2nd, Beavers FP, Kent KC. Ann Vasc Surg. 2005 Jan;19(1):63-8.
  19. Continuity in the treatment of carotid artery disease: results of a carotid stenting program initiated by vascular surgeons. Faries PL, Dayal R, Clair DG, Bernheim J, Morrissey N, Trociola S, Hollenbeck S, Mousa A, Mahanor E, Nowygrod R, Bush H, McKinsey J, Kent KC. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Nov;18(6):669-76.
  20. Understanding trends in inpatient surgical volume: vascular interventions, 1980-2000. Anderson PL, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, Arons R, Gupta L, Weinberg A, Faries PL, Nowygrod R, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Jun;39(6):1200-8.
  21. A statewide experience with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: rapid diffusion with excellent early results. Anderson PL, Arons RR, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns A, Magnell C, Faries PL, Clair D, Nowygrod R, Kent KC. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Jan;39(1):10-9.
  22. Off-pump right atrial thrombectomy for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis. Morgan JA, Kherani AR, Vigilance DW, Cheema FH, Colletti NJ, Sahar DI, Jan KM, Diuguid DL, Nowygrod R, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Aug;76(2):615-7.
  23. Results of crossmatch between chimpanzee lymphocytes and sera of highly sensitized potential renal transplant recipients. Rabkin DG, Nowygrod R, Hardy MA, Reemtsma K. Xenotransplantation. 2002 Sep;9(5):359-62.
  24. Blockade of receptor for advanced glycation end-products restores effective wound healing in diabetic mice. Goova MT, Li J, Kislinger T, Qu W, Lu Y, Bucciarelli LG, Nowygrod S, Wolf BM, Caliste X, Yan SF, Stern DM, Schmidt AM. Am J Pathol. 2001 Aug;159(2):513-25.
  25. Vascular clips have no significant effect on the cellular proliferation, intimal changes, or peak systolic velocity at anastomoses in rabbit vein grafts. Caiati JM, Madigan JD, Bhagat G, Benvenisty AI, Nowygrod R, Todd GJ. J Surg Res. 2000 Jul;92(1):
  26. Kim LJ, Chen JM, Zucker HA, Benvenisty AL, Todd GJ, Nowygrod R. A novel case of pediatric abdominal aortic aneurysm with visceral arterial stenoses. J Vasc Surg 1997: 778-783
  27. Spanier TB, Oz MC, Madigan JD, Rose EA, Stern DM, Nowygrod R, Schmidt A. Selective anticoagulation with active site blocked factor 1xai in synthetic patch vascular repair results in decreased blood loss and operative time. ASAIO 1997: 526-530
  28. Chuter TAM, Vicomi S, Slater J, Nowygrod R, Risberg B. Canine model of abdominal aortic aneurysm treated by endovascular graft implantation. Cardiovasc Surg 1997: 5:490-496
  29. Allendorf JD, Bessler M, Huang J, Kayton ML, Laird D, Nowygrod R, Treat MR. Helium-neon laser irradiation at fluences of 1,2 and 4 J/cm2 failed to accelerate wound healing as assessed by both wound contracture rate and tensile strength. Lasers in Surg Med 1997: 20:340-345
  30. Nowygrod R, Chen J, Kim L, Zucker N. A novel case of pediatric abdominal aortic aneurysm with visceral arterial stenoses. J Vasc Surg 1997: 25:778-783

Books And Monographs

  1. King TC, Nowygrod R, Todd GJ, Treat MR and Weber CJ. Surgery: Pretest: Self-assessment and Review 3d ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985
  2. King TC, Colacchio BA, Nowygrod R, Todd GJ. Surgery: Pretest: Self-assessment and Review 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, (1981) c 1982

Chapters In Books

  1. Nowygrod R. Ultrasonography and computed tomography in evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ernst CB, Stanley JC Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery, Fourth edition. pp. 221-224, 2001 Mosby Press, St. Louis
  2. Nowygrod R. Inside the operating room: Varicose veins. In: Rose E Second Opinion: The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery. 2000, St. Martin’s Press, N.Y.
  3. Chuter TAM, Nowygrod R. Endovascular bifurcated graft insertion for aortic aneurysm repair. In : Parodi, Veith, Marin Endovascular Grafting Techniques, Chap. 10. Medica, PA. Williams and Wilkins, 1999
  4. Nowygrod R, Campbell A, Mulligan M. Reperfusion injury in lower extremity ischemia. In: Zikria BA, Oz MC, Carlson RW. Injury and Clinical Capillary Leak Syndrome. Armonk, New York: Futura 1994. Pp. 203-214
  5. Hardy MA, Stake K, Fawwaz R, Nowygrod R, Reemtsma K. Experimental islet allografts and xenografts as a potential diabetic cure. In: Friedman EZ, L’Esperance FA Jr. Diabetic Renal-Retinal Syndrome. Vol 2. Prevention and Management. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1982. Pp. 503-518