Dr. Karthik Mikkineni, Director - Vascular Surgery

Dr Karthik Mikkineni Vascular Surgery

Dr. Karthik Mikkineni

MD (Vascular Surgery), FACVS, RPVI

Director - Vascular Surgery


  • Board Certification: Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2019)
  • Residency:Allegheny General Hospital Vascular Surgery Residency (2017) PA
  • Residency:New York Presbyterian Queens Surgery Residency (2012) NY
  • Residency, Temple and Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Integrated Vascular Surgery (2017)
  • Internship, New York Presbyterian Hospital , Weill Cornell Medical College, Surgery (2012)
  • MD, University of Health Sciences (2011)

Professional Synopsis:

Dr. Karthik Mikkineni is Distinguished Faculty of the world renowned Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Vascular surgery where he specializes in vascular disease management including aortic disease with international recognition in fenestrated and branched endografts in management of aortic and thoracic aneurysms, critical limb ischemia – limb salvage, management of carotid disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and mesenteric ischemia.

Dr. Karthik Mikkineni graduated as the Chief resident of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency program from Temple and Drexel University, Pittsburgh and has completed his internship at New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA and his Medical Degree from Guntur Medical College. He has remarkable academic and clinical productivity involving new and dramatically improved techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease with grants from NIH and AHA. He holds key leadership positions at Stanford University School of Medicine as the ranking member of the MD and fellowship admissions committees.


  • Secondary interventions in Patients with Implantable Cardiac devices and Ipsilateral Aretriovenous Access Dua A, Sgroi M, Lavingia K, Rothenberg K, Mikkineni K, Sorial E, Garcia-Toca M Journal of Vascular Surgery Aug 2018
  • Exercise-induced lower extremity ischemia Malarkey S, Chess B, Mikkineni K. J Vas Dis Treat. 2017;1(1): 07-09.
  • Contemporary outcomes of Adult V-V ECMO in ARDS; Mikkineni, K; Moraca R Innovations Cardiothoracic surgery Journal, April 2016
  • IVC filter penetration of vertebral body – clinical outcomes and 8yr follow up Chauhan, A; Mikkineni, K; Benckart, D Journal of Spine Surgery December 2015

Podium Presentations:

  • Histological and Biomechanical Analyses of Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Thirugnanasambandam M, Mikkineni K, Muluk S, Adeyinka R , Finol E Biomechanics, Biotransport and Bioengineering conference, National Harbor, MD, USA July 2016
  • Carotid Disease Case presentation at Vascular and Endovascular Conference Nemacolin PA April 2016
  • ‘Approach to Carotid Disease’ Karthik Mikkineni: Invited Speaker at the Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Technologists Spring Symposium, Pittsburgh. April 2016
  • Aortic Aneurysms in Horseshoe kidney K Mikkineni, S Muluk, Podium presentation 44th Annual Symposium Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, Chicago, Illinois. Dec 2015
  • Contemporary outcomes of Adult V-V ECMO in ARDS, Mikkineni,K; Moraca R Podium presentation at the Eastern Cardio Thoracic Surgical Society conference, West Palm Beach, FL October 2014
  • ‘Venous Disorders and Lymphedema Management’ Karthik Mikkineni: Invited Speaker at the Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Technologists Spring Symposium, Pittsburgh. March 2015
  • Selected as Member for the Day at the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) annual symposium, Seattle. April 2015
  • AP Chapter, IMA Regional Meeting, “A case of Vasmol Poisoning” Mikkineni,K; Prabhakar, Y August 2008
  • AP Chapter, SPM Regional Meeting “Awareness of HIV/AIDS – Physician role and effects” Karthik Mikkineni March 2008
  • All India Pathology Conference “Amyloidosis – role of ubiquitin’s in the pathogenesis” Mikkineni,K; Chaganti,P June 2006
  • AP Academy of Sciences Regional Meeting, “Role of C-Reactive Protein in Disease process and Inflammation” Mikkineni,K; R Rao. September 2004.

Current Trials:

Principal Investigator

    • Quality Initiative Project: Comparison of Neuromonitoring methods in patients undergoing open carotid endarterectomy.
    • PTFE vs Bovine Carotid Conduit for Arterio Venous Graft in Haemodialysis Access IRB approved February
    • Initial Experience of Gore Acuseal graft in Haemodialysis access. Single Center Analysis


    • Early outcomes of Heli-fix Aptus Endo Anchor system in minimizing EVAR failures in hostile Aortic Necks
    • Single Center Review of Gore branched Endograft vs Coiling in Iliac Aneurysm
    • Site Co- Principal Investigator For BEST-CLI study, CREST 2

Industry sponsored Grants/Awards:

    • Cook Incoming Fellows Grant Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery 2013,2014
    • Gore Fellows Grant Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery 2015,2016,2017

Certified Vascular Technology:

    • Certified User of Cook Z- Fen (2018) GORE EXCLUDER Iliac Branched Endoprosthesis 2017
    • Certified to use Endovascular Anuerysm Seal System (EVAS) Nellix Endologix 2016
    • Certified to use Endologix AFx, Medtronic Endurant, Talent TEVAR, Zenith alpha graft
    • Certified and Registered user of Pantheris and Ocelot Technology by Avinger

Invited Visiting Faculty at

  1. University of Colorado, Denver, Vascular surgery grand rounds faculty
  2. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Visiting professor, Surgical Grand rounds guest of honor.
  3. University of Florida Gainesville, Visiting professor at the Department of Surgery
  4. Expert panel on University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) wound care
  5. KCI inc, expert contribution on Amputation survival and wound management
  6. ACGME faculty on proposed new changes to Residency Review committee
  7. Expert panel SCVS Incoming fellows program
  8. Stanford committees
  9. EVS mock oral committee
  10. EVS expert committee
  11. Consultant Terumo inc for future advances in aortic aneurysm device technology
  12. Consultant for Fortress Biotrech inc, on Raynaud’s disease and new drug technology
  13. Expert consultant for TCAR – Silk road medical

 Peer reviewer and invited contributor for

    • Journal of Vascular Surgery
    • Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    • Journal of Angiology
    • Journal of Surgery
    • Journal of Vascular Medicine
    • JSM vascular medicine
    • Journal of Emergency and Internal Medicine
    • SAGE distinguished reviewer

Invited International Expert Panel at

    • Sweden, Stockholm : Annual Summit on Surgery May 4-5, 2020
    • Paris, Global Summit on Surgery and surgical techniques September 24-25, 2019
    • Rome, Italy – Cardiology Congress: Challenges in cardiology August 24-25,2019
    • Valencia, Spain – International Conference on Surgery, April 2019
    • Vascular Society of India Conference (VSICON), Hyderabad, India October 2019
    • Venice, Italy – Eurocardiology Summit September 2019
    • Barcelona, Spain – World Congress on Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases, September 2019
    • Expert speaker on PAD, atherectomy, San Francisco, USA, May 2019


Awards and Certifications:

  • Certified member of the Vascular surgery board of the American Board of Surgery
  • Registered physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
  • Licensed by Medical Board of California
  • California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator
  • Graduated as chief Fellow of Integrated Vascular Surgery Program
  • Certified by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates 09/2010
  • Scored 99th Percentile in USMLE Step 1 (Dec 2007) and Step 2 (May 2009)
  • Scored 99th Percentile in USMLE step 3 (Jan 2013)
  • ACLS and BLS certified
  • ATLS certified

Awards and Honors:


    • American Heart Association 2019 Collaborative Sciences Award, Grant #19CS34700008  750,000 $ for period of three years 2019
    • STRIVE Stanford seed grant award for period of two years 120,000 $ 2019
    • National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Award # 8888896 2015
    • American Heart Association (AHA) Research Grant Award # 15PRE25700288 2016
    • Burroughs Wellness Travel Research Grant Award # 1012763 2016
    • Cook grant for incoming fellow of the year award
    • Gore grant for the fellow of the year award
    • Medtronic Resident Scholar Award 2014,2015,2016
    • Avinger Travel Grant 2016
    • Boston Scientific Travel Grant 2014
    • Travel Grant for Comprehensive Vein and Arterial Conference, CVC Chicago, 2014