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

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Brown University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 6/23/2018

    Komshian S, Farber A, Patel VI, Goodney PP, Schermerhorn ML, Blazick EA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. Patients with end-stage renal disease have poor outcomes after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jun 23. PMID: 29945838.

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  • Published on 6/6/2018

    O'Donnell TFX, Deery SE, Schermerhorn ML, Siracuse JJ, Bertges DJ, Farber A, Lancaster RT, Patel VI. The Impact of Perioperative Ankle-Brachial Index and Clinical Status on Outcomes Following Lower Extremity Bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29885428.

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  • Published on 5/18/2018

    Osteguin V, Cheng TW, Farber A, Eslami MH, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Raulli SJ, Siracuse JJ. Emergency Department Utilization after Lower Extremity Bypass for Critical Limb Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May 18. PMID: 29778609.

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  • Published on 4/20/2018

    Arinze N, Farber A, Sachs T, Patts G, Kalish J, Kuhnen A, Kasotakis G, Siracuse JJ. The effect of statin use and intensity on stroke and myocardial infarction after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr 20. PMID: 29685507.

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  • Published on 4/13/2018

    Inagaki E, Farber A, Siracuse JJ, Mell MW, Rybin DV, Doros G, Kalish J. Routine Use of Ultrasound Guidance in Femoral Arterial Access for Peripheral Vascular Intervention Decreases Groin Hematoma Rates in High-Volume Surgeons. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr 13. PMID: 29655812.

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  • Published on 4/12/2018

    Inagaki E, Farber A, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Siracuse JJ, Eberhardt RT, Rybin DV, Doros G, Hamburg NM. Outcomes of Peripheral Vascular Interventions in Select Patients With Lower Extremity Acute Limb Ischemia. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Apr 12; 7(8). PMID: 29650705.

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  • Published on 3/31/2018

    Eslami MH, Reitz KM, Rybin DV, Doros G, Farber A. Improved access to health care in Massachusetts after 2006 Massachusetts Healthcare Reform Law is associated with a significant decrease in mortality among vascular surgery patients. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 31. PMID: 29615354.

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  • Published on 3/27/2018

    Van Orden K, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Goodney PP, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Local anesthesia for percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is associated with fewer pulmonary complications. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 27. PMID: 29602472.

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  • Published on 3/2/2018

    Kalesan B, Cheng TW, Farber A, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ. Readmissions after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Mar 02. PMID: 29506946.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Komshian S, Cheng TW, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ. Retrograde popliteal access to treat femoropopliteal artery occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2018 07; 68(1):161-167. PMID: 29503002.

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