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Walter J. McCarthy, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - Surgery; Vascular Surgery
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arterial bypass
  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Peripheral aneurysm
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous insufficiency
Research Interests:
  • Vascular surgery outcome research
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Arterial bypass
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Vulnerable blood in high risk vascular patients: Study design and methods.
    McDermott MM, Greenland P, Liu K, Tian L, Green D, Shah SJ, Huffman M, Wilkins J, Kibbe M, Liao Y, Huang CC, Skelly C, Jacobs C, McCarthy W, Auerbach A, Lloyd-Jones D
    Contemp Clin Trials
    2014 May
  2. Deep venous thrombosis after saphenous endovenous radiofrequency ablation: is it predictable?
    Jacobs CE, Pinzon MM, Orozco J, Hunt PJ, Rivera A, McCarthy WJ
    Ann Vasc Surg
    2014 Apr
  3. Repair of a Complex Thoracic Aneurysm From Relapsing Polychondritis.
    Jacobs CE, March RJ, Hunt PJ, Rivera AG, Cavanagh S, McCarthy WJ.
    Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013
    2013 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Arteriovenous loop grafts for free tissue transfer.
    Lind B, McCarthy W, Derman G, Jacobs C.
    Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2012
    2012 Jan
    46(1):30-3. doi: 10.1177/1538574411418843. Review.
  5. Superficial femoral artery plaque, the ankle-brachial index, and leg symptoms in peripheral arterial disease: the walking and leg circulation study (WALCS) III.
    McDermott MM, Liu K, Carr J, Criqui MH, Tian L, Li D, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Kramer CM, Yuan C, Kibbe M, Pearce WH, Berry J, McCarthy W, Liao Y, Xu D, Orozco J, Carroll TJ
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
    2011 May
  6. Superficial femoral artery plaque and functional performance in peripheral arterial disease: walking and leg circulation study (WALCS III).
    McDermott MM, Liu K, Carroll TJ, Tian L, Ferrucci L, Li D, Carr J, Guralnik JM, Kibbe M, Pearce WH, Yuan C, McCarthy W, Kramer CM, Tao H, Liao Y, Clark ET, Xu D, Berry J, Orozco J, Sharma L, Criqui MH.
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011
    2011 Jul
    4(7):730-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2011.04.009.
  7. Treadmill exercise and resistance training in patients with peripheral arterial disease with and without intermittent claudication: a randomized controlled trial.
    McDermott MM, Ades P, Guralnik JM, Dyer A, Ferrucci L, Liu K, Nelson M, Lloyd-Jones D, Van Horn L, Garside D, Kibbe M, Domanchuk K, Stein JH, Liao Y, Tao H, Green D, Pearce WH, Schneider JR, McPherson D, Laing ST, McCarthy WJ, Shroff A, et al.
    JAMA. 2009
    2009 Jan 14
    301(2):165-74. doi: 10.1001/jama.2008.962. Erratum in: JAMA. 2012 Apr 25;307(16):1694.
  8. Physical activity during daily life and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in peripheral arterial disease.
    Payvandi L, Dyer A, McPherson D, Ades P, Stein J, Liu K, Ferrucci L, Criqui MH, Guralnik JM, Lloyd-Jones D, Kibbe MR, Liang ST, Kane B, Pearce WH, Verta M, McCarthy WJ, Schneider JR, Shroff A, McDermott MM.
    Vasc Med. 2009
    2009 Aug
    14(3):193-201. doi: 10.1177/1358863X08101018.
  9. Endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: management strategies according to CT findings.
    Bashir MR, Ferral H, Jacobs C, McCarthy W, Goldin M.
    AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009
    2009 Apr
    192(4):W178-86. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1593. Review.
  10. Honor and responsibility, preparing the next generation.
    McCarthy WJ.
    J Vasc Surg. 2008
    2008 Mar
    47(3):682-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2007.11.003. No abstract available.
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