Aortic Surgery Center

The Aortic Surgery Center

Meet Our Team of Physicians


Alland

Michael A. Curi, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
  • Residency: University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Certification

  • Board Certification: Vascular and General Surgery

 

Clinical interests and expertise

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Dissection, Injury
  • Lower extremity arterial disease
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Dialysis access
  • Endovascular procedures: angioplasty, stenting, angiography
  • Varicose Veins

Justin Sambol

Justin Sambol, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (1997)
  • Residency: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • Fellowship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

 

Certification

  • Board Certification: Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

 

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Aortic surgery

Saqib Zia M.D.

Saqib Zia M.D.
Vascular Surgeon, University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: King Edward Medical College - 2001
  • Residency: General Surgery Residency, 2009 - 2012
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Madison WI USA
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, 2012 - 2014
    Staten Island University Hospital
    Staten Island NY USA

 

Certification

  • Board Certification: Vascular and General Surgery

 

Clinical Interests

  • Open, endovascular and hybrid repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms including Fenestrated and Branched graft repairs.
  • Stroke Prevention, TCAR, carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection repair, open and endovascular.
  • Limb salvage, endovascular and open procedures for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Catheter based procedures for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE).
  • Hemodialysis access and maintenance.
  • Office based procedures for varicose veins and spider veins.

Joe T. Huang

Joe T. Huang, MD, RPVI
Vascular Surgeon, University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School

 

Certifications

  • Board Certification: Vascular and General Surgery

 

Clinical interests and expertise

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Lower extremity arterial disease
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Dialysis access
  • Endovascular procedures: angioplasty, stenting, angiography
  • Noninvasive vascular imaging
  • Varicose Veins

Huzaifa A. Shakir, MD

Huzaifa A. Shakir, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine - 1999
    Boston, MA. USA
  • Residency: Chief Resident in Surgery, 2003 - 2004
    North Shore University Hospital New York School of
    Manhasset, NY. USA

 

Certification

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2008, 2016
    General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2005, 2012

 

Clinical Interests

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Complex aortic/mitral valve surgery
  • Electrophysiology surgery
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Frank T. Padberg

Frank T. Padberg, Jr., MD, FACS
Vascular Surgeon, University Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: University of Arkansas
  • Residency: Harvard Surgical Service, New England Deaconess and Affiliated Hospitals
  • Registrar: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Lahey Clinic

 

Certification

  • Board Certification: Vascular and General Surgery

 

Clinical interests and expertise

  • Chronic venous insufficiency, aortic aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, arterial insufficiency
  • Varicose Veins

Yuriy Gubenko

Yuriy Gubenko, MD
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Education

  • Medical School: Kharkov Medical Institute (1985)
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center

 

Certification

  • Board Certification: Anesthesiology

 

Clinical Interests

  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Surgical treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF)

 

Other Languages Spoken

  • Russian

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