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Ronald M. Fairman, MD

Ronald M. Fairman, MD Physician

Chief, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Professor of Radiology Clyde F. Barker - William Maul Measey Professor in Surgery

Dr. Fairman is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ronald M. Fairman

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018
Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2004 through 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Vascular Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Vascular Surgery, 1987

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aneurysms
  • Aorta Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Axillary - Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
  • Axillary Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Conventional Aneurysm Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Hemodialysis Access
  • Hybrid Aneurysm Repair
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Lower Extremities Arterial Disease
  • Lower Extremity Occlusion
  • Mesenteric Aneurysm
  • Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Paget-Schroetter Syndrome
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Protected Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Renal Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Stent Graft Aneurysm Repair
  • Subclavian Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis (UEDVT)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for Vascular Surgery, National American College of Surgeons, National American Philosophical Society, National American Surgical Association, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Delaware Valley Vascular Society, Local Eastern Vascular Society, Local Gulf Coast Vascular Society, National Halsted Society (Senior), National International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, International International Society for Vascular Surgery, International International Society of Endovascular Specialists, International John Morgan Society, Local John Morgan Society, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, National Society for Vascular Surgery, National Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Local Virginia Vascular Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fairman is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Woo, E.Y., Milner, R., Brayman, K., Fairman, R.M.: Successful PTA and Stenting for Acute Iliac Arterial Injury following Pancreas Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 3 (1): 85-7,2003.

Carpenter, J.P., Baum, R.A., Barker, C.F., Golden, M.A., Velazquez, O.C., Mitchell, M.D., Fairman, R.M.: Durability of Benefits of Endovascular Versus Conventional AAA Repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 35 (2): 222-8,2002.

Fairman, R.M.. Larson, R.A., Baum, R.A., Carpenter, J.P., Golden, M.A., Barker, C.F., Velazquez, O.C.: Chronic Therapeutic Warfarin Treatment Does Not Increase the Incidence of Post-Operative Endoleaks After Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 35 (4): 679-85,2002.

Baum, R.A., Carpenter, J.P., Golden, M.A., Velazquez, O.C., Clark, T.W.I., , Stavropoulous, S.W., Cope, C., Fairman, R.M.: Treatment of type 2 endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: comparison of transarterial and translumbar techniques. Journal of Vascular Surgery 35 (1): 23-9,2002.

Fairman, R.M., Baum, R.A., Velazquez, O.C., Deaton, D.W., Makaroun, M.S.: Limb interventions in patients undergoing treatment with an unsupported bifurcated aortic endograft system: a review of the Phase II EVT Trial. Journal of Vascular Surgery 36 (1): 118-26,2002.

Deaton, D.H., Makaroun, M.S., Fairman, R.M..: Endoleak: Predictive Value for Aneurysm Growth at 3 Years. Annals of Vascular Surgery 16 (1): 37-42,2002.

Fairman, R.M.: Current Therapy Options for AAA and Long-Term Clinical outcome. Medscape : 2002.

Fairman, R.M.. Larson, R.A., Baum, R.A., Carpenter, J.P., Golden, M.A., Barker, C.F., Velazquez, O.C.: "Chronic Therapeutic Warfarin Treatment Does Not Increase the Incidence of Post-Operative Endoleaks After Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair." [Presentation] 49th Scientific Meeting of The American Association for Vascular Surgery, Baltimore, MD : 2001.

Lombardi, J.V., Fairman, R.M., Golden, M.A., Carpenter, J.P., Mitchell, M., Barker, C., McBride, A., Velazquez, O.C.: "The Utility of Commercially Available Endografts in the Treatment of Contained Ruptured Aortic Aneurysms and Unfavorable Endovascular Anatomy." [Presentation] 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Delaware Vascular Society, Philadelphia, PA : 2002.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Vascular Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 4 Silverstein Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-0243
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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