Darren B. Schneider, MD, has been named chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Penn Medicine.
A national leader in vascular surgery, Dr. Schneider comes to Penn Medicine from New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medicine, where he served as chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Co-Executive Director of the Vascular Service Line.
Dr. Schneider received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. He was a resident in General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), during which he also completed a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease. Subsequently, he was a fellow in Interventional Radiology and then Vascular Surgery at UCSF before joining its surgery faculty for eight years. In 2010, he was recruited to Cornell. Dr. Schneider was the Director of the Vascular Surgery Residency programs both at UCSF and Cornell. In addition, he founded the Big Apple Bootcamp for vascular surgery residents and fellows.
Dr. Schneider has extensive experience in minimally invasive procedures, as he was one of the first surgeons in the country to apply advanced endovascular techniques for the treatment of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms and dissections, and peripheral artery disease. His current clinical practice is focused on the treatment of complex aortic and iliac aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, and limb-threatening lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, especially using advanced endovascular techniques.
In addition, Dr. Schneider has made numerous contributions to clinical research. He was the national principal investigator for the pivotal, multicenter trial that led to FDA approval of an iliac branch stent graft for iliac artery aneurysms. He is the principal investigator and sponsor of an ongoing, single-center, IDE study of endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms using branched and fenestrated stent grafts, which he will continue at Penn Medicine.
Dr. Schneider is board certified in both surgery and vascular surgery. He will see patients at the Penn Heart and Vascular Center at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.