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Department of Surgery »  Faculty »  Vascular Surgery »  Charles M. Eichler, M.D.

Charles M. Eichler, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
 

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UCSF
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-6110
San Francisco, CA 94143-0957
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669

Education

  • 1974, Washington University, A.B., Biology
  • 1978, St Louis University School of Medicine, M.D.

Residencies

  • 1978-79, Mt. Zion Hospital, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1979-83, Mt. Zion Hospital, Resident, General Surgery

Fellowships

  • 1983-84, Thomas Fogarty Associates, Fellow, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Postdoctoral Training

  • 2005, Texas Tech University, Fellow, Endovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1993

Clinical Expertise

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Arterial Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Endovascular Arterial Intervention
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

Biography

Dr. Charles Eichler is a specialist in both open and endovascular surgery.  He has devoted his career to the performance of complex operation involving all aspects of the arterial circulation including surgery of the aorta, carotid arteries, and the lower extremities.  

 

Dr. Eichler has extensive experience in lower extremity reconstruction for both claudication and limb threatening ischemia.  These procedures are performed as both open bypass or using the latest endovascular techniques.

 

Surgery for cerebrovascular insufficiency has been a keen interest.  Carotid  artery disease is frequently treated with medical management as well as the performance of carotid  endarterectomy when clinically indicated.

 

As a recognized local expert in hemodialysis access surgery he is a strong proponent of a fistula first philosophy.

 

Since joining the UCSF Faculty in 2000, Dr. Eichler has actively pursued his interest in clinical vascular surgery in large volume clinical practice.

Clinical Trials

Study ID: 11-06886 (FREEDOM)
 

Publications

  1. Vartanian SM, Johnston PC, Walker JP, Runge SJ, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. Clinical consequence of bare metal stent and stent graft failure in femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec; 58(6):1525-31. View in PubMed
  2. Saxon RR, Chervu A, Jones PA, Bajwa TK, Gable DR, Soukas PA, Begg RJ, Adams JG, Ansel GM, Schneider DB, Eichler CM, Rush MJ. Heparin-bonded, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene-lined stent graft in the treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease: 1-year results of the VIPER (Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface in the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery Obstructive Disease) trial. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Feb; 24(2):165-73; quiz 174. View in PubMed
  3. Johnston PC, Vartanian SM, Runge SJ, Hiramoto JS, Eichler CM, Owens CD, Schneider DB, Conte MS. Risk factors for clinical failure after stent graft treatment for femoropopliteal occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 56(4):998-1006, 1007.e1; discussion 1006-7. View in PubMed
  4. Jayaraman S, Richardson D, Conrad M, Eichler C, Schecter W. Mycotic pseudoaneurysms due to injection drug use: a ten-year experience. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 26(6):819-24. View in PubMed
  5. Tseng WW, Wang SC, Eichler CM, Warren RS, Nakakura EK. Complete and safe resection of challenging retroperitoneal tumors: anticipation of multi-organ and major vascular resection and use of adjunct procedures. World J Surg Oncol. 2011; 9:143. View in PubMed
  6. Sivamurthy N, Eichler C, Schneider DB. Endovascular exclusion of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm. Vascular. 2006 Jul-Aug; 14(4):231-5. View in PubMed
  7. Schneider DB, Dimuzio PJ, Martin ND, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Eichler CM, Messina LM. Combination treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome: open surgical decompression and intraoperative angioplasty. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Oct; 40(4):599-603. View in PubMed
  8. Schneider DB, Curry TK, Eichler CM, Messina LM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for the management of venous thoracic outlet syndrome. J Endovasc Ther. 2003 Apr; 10(2):336-40. View in PubMed
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