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Charles M. Eichler, M.D.

Charles M. Eichler, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UCSF
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-501
San Francisco, CA 94143-0957
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669 
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  • 1974, Washington University, A.B., Biology
  • 1978, St Louis University School of Medicine, M.D.
  • 1978-79, Mt. Zion Hospital, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1979-83, Mt. Zion Hospital, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1983-84, Thomas Fogarty Associates, Fellow, Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • 2005, Texas Tech University, Fellow, Endovascular Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, 1993
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissections
  • Arterial Aneurysms
  • Carotid Surgery and Stenting
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Hemodialysis Access
  • Surgery of Thoracic Abdominal Aorta

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.

  Confired By    
  • Diane D. Ralston Clinical and Basic Neuroscience Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery
  • 2014
  • Major Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery
  • 2004
  • Teaching Award
  • UCSF Department of Surgery
  • 2000 - 2003
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    1. Wallace AB, Piper ML, Holland M, Lee S, Orringer M, Eichler C, Kim EA, Hansen SL. Prophylactic Muscle Flaps in Primary Vascular Procedures of the Groin. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug 22. View in PubMed
    2. Scheer JK, Haddad AF, Chan AK, Eichler CM, Tay B, Burch S, Chou D, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV. Lymphocele after anterior lumbar interbody fusion: a review of 1322 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2021 Aug 20; 1-7. View in PubMed
    3. Kuzmik GA, Wozny TA, Ammanuel S, Eichler CM, Mummaneni PV, Chou D. Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion From L2 to S1: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Aug 19. View in PubMed
    4. Nooromid M, De Martino R, Squizzato F, Benedetto F, De Caridi G, Chou EL, Conrad MF, Pantoja J, Abularrage C, Sorber R, Garcia-Ortega DY, Luna-Ortiz K, Eichler C, Zarkowsky D, Chia M, Kalluri A, Cohnert T, Szeberin Z, Grotemeyer D, Shalhub S, Fagg D, Jackson MJ, Charlton-Ouw K, Gombert A, Jacobs M, Boyd A, Motaganahalli R, Uceda D, Woo K, Eskandari MK, Vascular Low Frequency Disease Consortium . Surgical resection and graft replacement for primary inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma: a multicenter experience. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2021 Jul 14. View in PubMed
    5. Zarkowsky DS, Inman JT, Sorrentino TA, Hiramoto JS, Vartanian SM, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Gasper WJ, Conte MS. Contemporary Experience with Paravisceral Aortic Aneurysm (PVAAA) Repair in a Tertiary Center. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug; 75:368-379. View in PubMed
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