Alik Farber, MD

Professor, Surgery

Alik Farber
617.638.8488
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building

Biography

Dr. Farber is a graduate of Brown University and obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; a vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; and an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine. In addition to his role as Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Farber is also Medical Director of BMC’s Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories and Co-Director of BMC’s Vascular Non-invasive Laboratory as well as Associate Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of many national and regional medical and surgical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery, where he was elected to distinguished fellow status in 2013, the Society of University Surgeons, the Western Vascular Surgery Society, the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society for Endovascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. Dr. Farber has served as a principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and is currently a National Co-Chair of the BEST-CLI Trial (Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia), a $25 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to conduct a four-year, randomized clinical trial comparing traditional bypass surgery with the less invasive alternative of endovascular treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). He has written and published many articles about vascular and endovascular surgery, has served as a moderator for various vascular meetings, and developed a formal education program in vascular surgery while at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, which resulted in the Golden Apple Teaching Award for teaching and mentoring residents. Since his arrival at BMC, Dr. Farber has made it his goal and mission to foster continued clinical excellence and academic productivity. He is currently the director of a fourth year medical school elective (BMC Surgery Bootcamp) which is designed to prepare medical students who are going into surgical internship.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Vascular & Interventional, Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Brown University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Arinze NV, Yin W, Lotfollahzadeh S, Napoleon MA, Richards S, Walker JA, Belghasem M, Ravid JD, Hassan Kamel M, Whelan SA, Lee N, Siracuse JJ, Anderson S, Farber A, Sherr D, Francis J, Hamburg NM, Rahimi N, Chitalia VC. Tryptophan metabolites suppress the Wnt pathway and promote adverse limb events in chronic kidney disease. J Clin Invest. 2022 01 04; 132(1). PMID: 34752422.

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  • Published on 12/24/2021

    Levin SR, Farber A, King EG, Beck AW, Osborne NH, DeMartino RR, Cheng TW, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Outcomes of axillofemoral bypass for intermittent claudication. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Dec 24. PMID: 34954271.

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  • Published on 12/23/2021

    Levin SR, Carlson SJ, Farber A, Kalish JA, King EG, Martin MC, McPhee JT, Patel VI, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Percutaneous radial artery access for peripheral vascular interventions is a safe alternative for upper extremity access. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Dec 23. PMID: 34954273.

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  • Published on 12/20/2021

    Levin SR, Farber A, Goodney PP, Schermerhorn ML, Eslami MH, Patel VI, Garg K, McGinigle KL, Siracuse JJ. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Guidelines Negligibly Impacted Repair Rates in Male Never-Smokers and Female Smokers. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Dec 20. PMID: 34936889.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Huber TS, Berceli SA, Scali ST, Neal D, Anderson EM, Allon M, Cheung AK, Dember LM, Himmelfarb J, Roy-Chaudhury P, Vazquez MA, Alpers CE, Robbin ML, Imrey PB, Beck GJ, Farber AM, Kaufman JS, Kraiss LW, Vongpatanasin W, Kusek JW, Feldman HI. Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation, Functional Patency, and Intervention Rates. JAMA Surg. 2021 12 01; 156(12):1111-1118. PMID: 34550312.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Siracuse JJ, Goodney PP, Menard MT, Rosenfield K, Van Over M, Hamza TH, Eid M, Villarreal MF, Strong MB, Farber A. Participation in a Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia Randomized Trial Is Inversely Correlated With Regional Amputation Rate in Limb Threatening Ischemia Patients. Ann Surg. 2021 10 01; 274(4):621-626. PMID: 34506317.

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  • Published on 8/23/2021

    Arinze N, Farber A, Levin SR, Cheng TW, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. The Association of Body Mass Index with Outcomes after Carotid Endarterectomy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Nov; 77:7-15. PMID: 34437970.

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  • Published on 7/16/2021

    McGinigle KL, Freeman NLB, Marston WA, Farber A, Conte MS, Kosorok MR, Kalbaugh CA. Precision Medicine Enables More TNM-Like Staging in Patients With Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021; 8:709904. PMID: 34336963.

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  • Published on 6/19/2021

    Haqqani MH, Levin SR, Kalish JA, Brahmbhatt TS, Richman AP, Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Jones DW. High Mortality and Venous Thromboembolism Risk Following Major Penetrating Abdominal Venous Injuries. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Oct; 76:193-201. PMID: 34153491.

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  • Published on 5/29/2021

    Beuschel B, Nayfeh T, Kunbaz A, Haddad A, Alzuabi M, Vindhyal S, Farber A, Murad MH. A systematic review and meta-analysis of treatment and natural history of popliteal artery aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2022 01; 75(1S):121S-125S.e14. PMID: 34058308.

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