University of California San Francisco

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James
Iannuzzi
MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Academic Office:
400 Parnassus Ave, A581, Box 0222
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: 415-353-4366
Email: [email protected]
Asst: [email protected]

Vascular Surgery Clinic:
400 Parnassus Ave, A501, Box 0957
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: 415-353-2357
Fax: 415-353-2669

Vascular Surgery Clinic at SFVA:
4150 Clement Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94121
Tel: 415-221-4810 x25496 
Fax: 415-750-2181

    Biography

    James C. Iannuzzi, M.D., MPH is a vascular surgeon in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Iannuzzi earned his MD at Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai, and thereafter completed a general surgery residency at University of Rochester Medical Center where he also earned an MPH. His thesis was on the pleiotropic effects of statins on perioperative outcomes. Dr. Iannuzzi was the inaugural research fellow at the Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise at University of Rochester. In 2018, Dr. Iannuzzi completed a clinical and research fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Iannuzzi has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in leading journals spanning multiple areas of surgery.

    Awards & Honors

    Award Conferred By Date
    Poster Competition Finalist: Lower Extremity Bypass Non-Home Discharge Risk Score Society of Vascular Surgeons 2018
    Best Poster- Predicting Readmission After Colorectal Surgery: A Point-Based Score American Society of Colon & Rectum Surgeons 2014
    Strengthening Professionals in Comparative Effectiveness (SPICE): Work-Force Development ARRA/NIH funded training program 2012

    Education

    Institution Degree Dept or School End Date
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Clinical and Research Fellow in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2018
    University of California Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training 2018
    University of Rochester Medical Center Administrative Chief Resident 2016
    University of Rochester Medical Center General Surgery Resident 2015
    University of Rochester Master of Public Health 2013
    University of Rochester Medical Center Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise 2013
    Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Doctorate of Medicine 2009
    University of Michigan B.A. Philosophy 2005

    Clinical Expertise

    Aortic Aneurysm

    Aortic Dissection

    Carotid Artery Disease

    Critical Limb Ischemia

    Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

    Mesenteric Artery Disease

    Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    Diabetic Vascular Disease

    Peripheral Artery Disease

    Clinical Trials

    1. Related Conditions: Peripheral Artery Disease| Start Date: | End Date:

    In the News

    October, 09, 2019 | UCSF Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

    Research Narrative

    Dr. Iannuzzi research focus includes clinical outcomes research in vascular surgery, and the use of predictive analytics to identify and intervene in potentially high-risk vascular surgery patients.

    Research Interests

    Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    Clinical Effectiveness Research

    Predictive Analytics

    Population Health

    Outcomes Research

    Publications

    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 81
    1. Mapping the Discharge Process After Surgery.
      Graham LA, Illarmo S, Gray CP, Harris AHS, Wagner TH, Hawn MT, Iannuzzi JC, Wren SM| | View in PubMed
    2. Predictors of Amputation Free Survival and Wound Healing after Infrainguinal Bypass with Alternative Conduits.
      Matthay ZA, Pace WA, Smith EJ, Gutierrez RD, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    3. Readability of Spanish-Language Online Patient Educational Materials for Peripheral Artery Disease Do Not Meet Recommended Standards and Represent a Literacy Barrier to Care.
      Ramirez JL, Wang K, Sung E, Hernandez S, Le M, Avra TD, Talutis S, Iannuzzi JC, Ulloa JG| | View in PubMed
    4. Risk factors and associated outcomes of postoperative delirium after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
      Gutierrez RD, Smith EJT, Matthay ZA, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS, Finlayson E, Walter LC, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    5. Measurement of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Strain Using MR Deformable Image Registration: Accuracy and Relationship to Recent Aneurysm Progression.
      Dong H, Leach JR, Kao E, Zhou A, Chitiboi T, Zhu C, Ballweber M, Jiang F, Lee YJ, Iannuzzi J, Gasper W, Saloner D, Hope MD, Mitsouras D| | View in PubMed
    6. Development and Validation of a Novel Preoperative Risk Score to Identify Patients at Risk for Nonhome Discharge after Elective Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).
      Ramirez JL, Sung E, Jaramillo E, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Boitano L, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    7. Decreasing prevalence of centers meeting the Society for Vascular Surgery abdominal aortic aneurysm guidelines in the United States.
      Ramirez JL, Matthay ZA, Lancaster E, Smith EJT, Gasper WJ, Zarkowsky DS, Doyle AJ, Patel VI, Schanzer A, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    8. Guideline Compliant Minimum Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Surgeon and Hospital Volume Cutoffs.
      Geiger JT, Fleming F, Iannuzzi JC, Stoner M, Doyle A| | View in PubMed
    9. Proximal Instructions for Use Violations in Elective Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative: Retrospective Analysis.
      Ramirez JL, Govsyeyev N, Sorber R, Iannuzzi JC, Schanzer AS, Hicks CW, Malas MB, Zarkowsky DS| | View in PubMed
    10. Low-volume surgeons can have better outcomes at certain hospital settings for open abdominal aortic repairs.
      Mehta A, Patel P, Elmously A, Iannuzzi J, Garg K, Siracuse J, Takayama H, Schermerhorn ML, O'Donnell TFX, Patel VI| | View in PubMed
    11. High-Risk Characteristics for Clinical Failure after Isolated Femoropopliteal Peripheral Vascular Interventions.
      Kim TI, Schneider PA, Iannuzzi J, Ochoa Chaar CI| | View in PubMed
    12. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms as a Potential Marker for Disease Progression.
      Zhou A, Leach JR, Zhu C, Dong H, Jiang F, Lee YJ, Iannuzzi J, Gasper W, Saloner D, Hope MD, Mitsouras D| | View in PubMed
    13. Structured discharge documentation reduces sex-based disparities in statin prescription in vascular surgery patients.
      Sanders KM, Nacario JH, Smith EJT, Jaramillo EA, Lancaster EM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    14. Cognitive Impairment is Common in a Veterans Affairs Population with Peripheral Arterial Disease.
      Smith EJT, Gasper WJ, Schneider PA, Finlayson E, Walter LC, Covinsky KE, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    15. Open revascularization approach is associated with healing and ambulation after transmetatarsal amputation in patients with chronic limb threatening ischemia.
      Gomez-Sanchez C, Werlin E, Sorrentino T, El Khoury R, Lancaster E, Parks C, Goodman B, Dini M, Iannuzzi J, Reyzelman A, Conte MS, Gasper W| | View in PubMed
    16. Applying cognitive task analysis to health services research.
      Graham LA, Gray C, Wagner TH, Illarmo S, Hawn MT, Wren SM, Iannuzzi J, Harris AHS| | View in PubMed
    17. Racial and ethnic disparities in major adverse limb events persist for chronic limb threatening ischemia despite presenting limb threat severity after peripheral vascular intervention.
      Jaramillo EA, Smith EJT, Matthay ZA, Sanders KM, Hiramoto JS, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    18. Anemia is associated with higher mortality and morbidity after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
      Yin K, Willie-Permor D, Zarrintan S, Dakour-Aridi H, Ramirez JL, Iannuzzi JC, Naazie I, Malas MB| | View in PubMed
    19. Association of Intraoperative and Perioperative Transfusions with Postoperative Cardiovascular Events and Mortality After Infrainguinal Revascularization.
      Matthay ZA, Smith EJ, Flanagan CP, Wu B, Malas MB, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    20. Clinical Predictors and Outcomes Associated with Postoperative Delirium Following Infrainguinal Bypass Surgery.
      Gutierrez RD, Matthay ZA, Smith EJT, Linderman K, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    21. Capturing the complexity of open abdominal aortic surgery in the endovascular era.
      Woodford C, El Khoury R, Ramirez JL, Liu IH, Lancaster EM, Nacario J, Hiramoto JS, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Iannuzzi JC, Conte MS| | View in PubMed
    22. Endovascular treatment of high-risk peripheral vascular occlusive lesions: a review of current evidence and emerging applications of intravascular lithotripsy, atherectomy, and paclitaxel-coated devices.
      Sanders KM, Schneider PA, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    23. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism after vascular surgery and implications for chemoprophylaxis strategies.
      Matthay ZA, Flanagan CP, Sanders K, Smith EJ, Lancaster EM, Gasper WJ, Kornblith LZ, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    24. Racial Disparities Associated With Reinterventions After Elective Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
      Vervoort D, Canner JK, Haut ER, Black JH, Abularrage CJ, Zarkowsky DS, Iannuzzi JC, Hicks CW| | View in PubMed
    25. Aortic Neck IFU Violations During EVAR for Ruptured Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysms are Associated with Increased In-Hospital Mortality.
      Zarkowsky DS, Sorber R, Ramirez JL, Goodney PP, Iannuzzi JC, Wohlauer M, Hicks CW| | View in PubMed
    26. Understanding value and patient complexity among common inpatient vascular surgery procedures.
      Ramirez JL, Lopez J, Sanders K, Schneider PA, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    27. Closure device use for common femoral artery antegrade access is higher risk than retrograde access.
      Ramirez JL, Smith EJT, Zarkowsky DS, Lopez J, Hicks CW, Schneider PA, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    28. Depression Predicts Non-Home Discharge After Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
      Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Ramirez FD, Gasper WJ, Cohen BE, Conte MS, Grenon SM, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    29. Patients with depression are less likely to go home after critical limb revascularization.
      Ramirez JL, Zahner GJ, Arya S, Grenon SM, Gasper WJ, Sosa JA, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    30. A novel preoperative risk score for nonhome discharge after elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
      Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Boitano LT, Conrad MF, Arya S, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    31. Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on an academic vascular practice and a multidisciplinary limb preservation program.
      Lancaster EM, Wu B, Iannuzzi J, Oskowitz A, Gasper W, Vartanian S, Wick E, Hiramoto J, Eichler C, Lobo E, Reyzelman A, Reilly L, Sosa JA, Conte MS| | View in PubMed
    32. Living in a Food Desert is Associated with 30-day Readmission after Revascularization for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia.
      Smith EJT, Ramirez JL, Wu B, Zarkowsky DS, Gasper WJ, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    33. One-year patient survival correlates with surgeon volume after elective open abdominal aortic surgery.
      Geiger JT, Aquina CT, Esce A, Zhao P, Glocker R, Fleming F, Iannuzzi J, Stoner M, Doyle A| | View in PubMed
    34. Patient complexity by surgical specialty does not correlate with work relative value units.
      Ramirez JL, Gasper WJ, Seib CD, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    35. Antegrade common femoral artery closure device use is associated with decreased complications.
      Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Sorrentino TA, Hicks CW, Vartanian SM, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    36. Incidence of and risk factors for postoperative urinary retention in men after carotid endarterectomy.
      Boitano LT, DeBono M, Tanious A, Iannuzzi JC, Clouse WD, Eagleton MJ, LaMuraglia GM, Conrad MF| | View in PubMed
    37. Risk score for nonhome discharge after lower extremity bypass.
      Iannuzzi JC, Boitano LT, Cooper MA, Watkins MT, Eagleton MJ, Clouse WD, Conte MS, Conrad MF| | View in PubMed
    38. Preoperative Predictors of Discharge Destination after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
      Boitano LT, Iannuzzi JC, Tanious A, Mohebali J, Schwartz SI, Chang DC, Clouse WD, Conrad MF| | View in PubMed
    39. Predicting Postoperative Destination Through Preoperative Evaluation in Elective Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
      Boitano LT, Iannuzzi JC, Tanious A, Mohebali J, Schwartz SI, Clouse WD, Conrad MF| | View in PubMed
    40. A Regional Experience with Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with a History of Neck Radiation.
      Boitano LT, Ergul EA, Tanious A, Iannuzzi JC, Cooper MA, Stone DH, Clouse WD, Conrad MF| | View in PubMed
    41. Favorable impact of thoracic endovascular aortic repair on survival of patients with acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection.
      Iannuzzi JC, Stapleton SM, Bababekov YJ, Chang D, Lancaster RT, Conrad MF, Cambria RP, Patel VI| | View in PubMed
    42. The Authors Reply.
      Iannuzzi JC, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    43. Patients With Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction Should Be Primarily Managed by a Surgical Team.
      Aquina CT, Becerra AZ, Probst CP, Xu Z, Hensley BJ, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    44. The impact of surgeon volume on colostomy reversal outcomes after Hartmann's procedure for diverticulitis.
      Aquina CT, Probst CP, Becerra AZ, Hensley BJ, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    45. Missed Opportunity: Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection Is Associated With Lower Incidence of Small Bowel Obstruction Compared to an Open Approach.
      Aquina CT, Probst CP, Becerra AZ, Iannuzzi JC, Hensley BJ, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    46. Cost Drivers After Surgical Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures in Medicare Patients.
      Thorsness R, Shields E, Iannuzzi JC, Zhang L, Noyes K, Voloshin I| | View in PubMed
    47. High Variability in Nosocomial Clostridium difficile Infection Rates Across Hospitals After Colorectal Resection.
      Aquina CT, Probst CP, Becerra AZ, Hensley BJ, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    48. Risk Factors for Postdischarge Venothromboembolism After Colorectal Resection.
      Iannuzzi JC, Aquina CT, Rickles AS, Hensley BJ, Probst CP, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    49. Reply to: "Groin hernia repair, surgeon volume and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)".
      Aquina CT, Probst CP, Kelly KN, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    50. High volume improves outcomes: The argument for centralization of rectal cancer surgery.
      Aquina CT, Probst CP, Becerra AZ, Iannuzzi JC, Kelly KN, Hensley BJ, Rickles AS, Noyes K, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    51. Significant Variation in Blood Transfusion Practice Persists following Upper GI Cancer Resection.
      Aquina CT, Blumberg N, Probst CP, Becerra AZ, Hensley BJ, Iannuzzi JC, Gonzalez MG, Deeb AP, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    52. Employment Satisfaction in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Its Influence on Graduating Residents in an Evolving Health Care Climate.
      Koltz PF, Frey JD, Sbitany H, Bell DE, Iannuzzi JC, Song DH, Langstein HN| | View in PubMed
    53. The pitfalls of inguinal herniorrhaphy: Surgeon volume matters.
      Aquina CT, Probst CP, Kelly KN, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    54. Measuring satisfaction: factors that drive hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems survey responses in a trauma and acute care surgery population.
      Kahn SA, Iannuzzi JC, Stassen NA, Bankey PE, Gestring M| | View in PubMed
    55. Getting satisfaction: drivers of surgical Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health care Providers and Systems survey scores.
      Iannuzzi JC, Kahn SA, Zhang L, Gestring ML, Noyes K, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    56. Comparing Hospitalist-Resident to Hospitalist-Midlevel Practitioner Team Performance on Length of Stay and Direct Patient Care Cost.
      Iannuzzi MC, Iannuzzi JC, Holtsbery A, Wright SM, Knohl SJ| | View in PubMed
    57. Timing of discharge: a key to understanding the reason for readmission after colorectal surgery.
      Kelly KN, Iannuzzi JC, Aquina CT, Probst CP, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    58. Parastomal hernia: a growing problem with new solutions.
      Aquina CT, Iannuzzi JC, Probst CP, Kelly KN, Noyes K, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    59. Risk scoring can predict readmission after endocrine surgery.
      Iannuzzi JC, Fleming FJ, Kelly KN, Ruan DT, Monson JR, Moalem J| | View in PubMed
    60. Postoperative Morbidity by Procedure and Patient Factors Influencing Major Complications Within 30 Days Following Shoulder Surgery.
      Shields E, Iannuzzi JC, Thorsness R, Noyes K, Voloshin I| | View in PubMed
    61. Surgeon volume plays a significant role in outcomes and cost following open incisional hernia repair.
      Aquina CT, Kelly KN, Probst CP, Iannuzzi JC, Noyes K, Langstein HN, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    62. Open reduction and internal fixation versus hemiarthroplasty in the management of proximal humerus fractures.
      Thorsness R, Iannuzzi J, Noyes K, Kates S, Voloshin I| | View in PubMed
    63. Perioperative complications after hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder arthroplasty are equivalent.
      Shields E, Iannuzzi JC, Thorsness R, Noyes K, Voloshin I| | View in PubMed
    64. Risk score for unplanned vascular readmissions.
      Iannuzzi JC, Chandra A, Kelly KN, Rickles AS, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    65. Perioperative pleiotropic statin effects in general surgery.
      Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Kelly KN, Rusheen AE, Dolan JG, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    66. Defining high risk: cost-effectiveness of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis following major oncologic abdominal surgery.
      Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Kelly KN, Fleming FJ, Dolan JG, Monson JR, Noyes K| | View in PubMed
    67. Anastomotic leak or organ space surgical site infection: What are we missing in our quality improvement programs?
      Rickles AS, Iannuzzi JC, Kelly KN, Cooney RN, Brown DA, Davidson M, Hellenthal N, Max C, Johnson J, DeTraglia J, McGurrin M, Kimball R, DiBenedetto A, Galyon D, Esposito SL, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ, UNYSQI Collaborative| | View in PubMed
    68. Risk factors associated with 30-day postoperative readmissions in major gastrointestinal resections.
      Kelly KN, Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    69. Laparotomy for small-bowel obstruction: first choice or last resort for adhesiolysis? A laparoscopic approach for small-bowel obstruction reduces 30-day complications.
      Kelly KN, Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Garimella V, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    70. Tobacco smoking and postoperative outcomes after colorectal surgery.
      Sharma A, Deeb AP, Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    71. Colorectal surgery training and patient safety: dissonance in an era of quality reporting.
      Monson JR, Fleming FJ, Iannuzzi JC| | View in PubMed
    72. Reply to Clark regarding "surgeon beware: many patients referred for parathyroidectomy are misdiagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism".
      Iannuzzi JC, Moalem J| | View in PubMed
    73. Resident involvement is associated with worse outcomes after major lower extremity amputation.
      Iannuzzi JC, Chandra A, Rickles AS, Kumar NG, Kelly KN, Gillespie DL, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    74. Prediction of postdischarge venous thromboembolism using a risk assessment model.
      Iannuzzi JC, Young KC, Kim MJ, Gillespie DL, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    75. Closure of defunctioning loop ileostomy is associated with considerable morbidity.
      Sharma A, Deeb AP, Rickles AS, Iannuzzi JC, Monson JR, Fleming FJ| | View in PubMed
    76. Outcomes associated with resident involvement in partial colectomy.
      Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Deeb AP, Sharma A, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    77. Visceral obesity and colorectal cancer: are we missing the boat with BMI?
      Rickles AS, Iannuzzi JC, Mironov O, Deeb AP, Sharma A, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    78. Surgeon beware: many patients referred for parathyroidectomy are misdiagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism.
      Iannuzzi JC, Choi DX, Farkas RL, Ruan DT, Peacock JL, Moalem J| | View in PubMed
    79. Recognizing risk: bowel resection in the chronic renal failure population.
      Iannuzzi JC, Deeb AP, Rickles AS, Sharma A, Fleming FJ, Monson JR| | View in PubMed
    80. Emphysematous gastritis: A young diabetic's recovery.
      Iannuzzi J, Watson TJ, Litle VR| | View in PubMed
    81. FDG-PET and MRI imaging of the effects of sertindole and haloperidol in the prefrontal lobe in schizophrenia.
      Buchsbaum MS, Haznedar M, Newmark RE, Chu KW, Dusi N, Entis JJ, Goldstein KE, Goodman CR, Gupta A, Hazlett E, Iannuzzi J, Torosjan Y, Zhang J, Wolkin A| | View in PubMed