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Department of Surgery »  Faculty »  Vascular Surgery »  Joseph Rapp, M.D.

Joseph Rapp, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Chief of Vascular Surgery Service, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Contact Information

SFVAMC (112G)
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 9412
Phone: (415) 750-2115
Fax: (415) 750-2181

Education

  • 1964-68, University of Oregon, B.S., Biology
  • 1969-73, University of Oregon Medical School, M.D., Medicine

Residencies

  • 1973-74, Baltimore City Hospital, Intern, Medicine
  • 1974-79, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Resident, Surgery

Fellowships

  • 1979-82, Oregon Health Sciences University, Fellow, Medicine
  • 1983-84, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • 1984-85, Cardiovascular Research Institute University of California, Fellow, Medicine

Postdoctoral Training

  • 2004, Kaiser Permanente - Endovascular Mini Fellowship, Fellow, Surgery, (Vascular)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1981
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 1990

Program Affiliations

  • Chief, Vascular Surgery Service - San Francisco VA Medical Center
 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 124
  1. Rapp JH. Invited commentary. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1243. View in PubMed
  2. Eberlé D, Luk FS, Kim RY, Olivas VR, Kumar N, Posada JM, Li K, Gaudreault N, Rapp JH, Raffai RL. Inducible ApoE gene repair in hypomorphic ApoE mice deficient in the low-density lipoprotein receptor promotes atheroma stabilization with a human-like lipoprotein profile. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Aug; 33(8):1759-67. View in PubMed
  3. Gasper WJ, Reilly LM, Rapp JH, Grenon SM, Hiramoto JS, Sobel JD, Chuter TA. Assessing the anatomic applicability of the multibranched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm technique. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1553-8; discussion 1558. View in PubMed
  4. Gaudreault N, Kumar N, Olivas VR, Eberlé D, Rapp JH, Raffai RL. Macrophage-specific apoE gene repair reduces diet-induced hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis in hypomorphic Apoe mice. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e35816. View in PubMed
  5. Reilly LM, Rapp JH, Grenon SM, Hiramoto JS, Sobel J, Chuter TA. Efficacy and durability of endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair using the caudally directed cuff technique. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jul; 56(1):53-63; discussion 63-4. View in PubMed
  6. Eberlé D, Kim RY, Luk FS, de Mochel NS, Gaudreault N, Olivas VR, Kumar N, Posada JM, Birkeland AC, Rapp JH, Raffai RL. Apolipoprotein E4 domain interaction accelerates diet-induced atherosclerosis in hypomorphic Arg-61 apoe mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 May; 32(5):1116-23. View in PubMed
  7. Oka RK, Conte MS, Owens CD, Rapp J, Fung G, Alley HF, Giacomini JC, Myers J, Mohler ER. Efficacy of optimal long-term management of multiple cardiovascular risk factors (CVD) on walking and quality of life in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD): protocol for randomized controlled trial. Vasc Med. 2012 Feb; 17(1):17-28. View in PubMed
  8. Grenon SM, Hughes-Fulford M, Rapp J, Conte MS. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and peripheral artery disease. Vasc Med. 2012 Feb; 17(1):51-63. View in PubMed
  9. Gaudreault N, Kumar N, Posada JM, Stephens KB, Reyes de Mochel NS, Eberlé D, Olivas VR, Kim RY, Harms MJ, Johnson S, Messina LM, Rapp JH, Raffai RL. ApoE suppresses atherosclerosis by reducing lipid accumulation in circulating monocytes and the expression of inflammatory molecules on monocytes and vascular endothelium. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Feb; 32(2):264-72. View in PubMed
  10. Zhu L, Hoffmann A, Wintermark M, Pan X, Tu R, Rapp JH. Do microemboli reach the brain penetrating arteries? J Surg Res. 2012 Aug; 176(2):679-83. View in PubMed
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