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 5/27/2019

    Jones DW, Deery SE, Schneider DB, Rybin DV, Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML. Differences in patient selection and outcomes based on abdominal aortic aneurysm diameter thresholds in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 27. PMID: 31147111.

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  • Published on 5/27/2019

    Arinze N, Farber A, Levin SR, Cheng TW, Jones DW, Siracuse CG, Patel VI, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. The effect of the duration of preoperative smoking cessation timing on outcomes after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 27. PMID: 31147124.

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  • Published on 5/27/2019

    Pike SL, Farber A, Arinze N, Levin S, Cheng TW, Jones DW, Tan TW, Malas M, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Patients with lower extremity dialysis access have poor primary patency and survival. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 27. PMID: 31147128.

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  • Published on 5/27/2019

    Humbarger O, Siracuse JJ, Rybin D, Stone DH, Goodney PP, Schermerhorn ML, Farber A, Jones DW. Broad variation in prosthetic conduit use for femoral-popliteal bypass is not justified on the basis of contemporary outcomes favoring autologous great saphenous vein. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 27. PMID: 31147137.

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  • Published on 5/5/2019

    Levin SR, Farber A, Cheng TW, Jones DW, Rybin D, Kalish JA, Bennett KM, Arinze N, Siracuse JJ. Most patients experiencing 30-day postoperative stroke after carotid endarterectomy will initially experience disability. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May 05. PMID: 31068266.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Powell R, Menard M, Farber A, Rosenfield K, Goodney P, Gray B, Lookstein R, Pena C, Schermerhorn M. Comparison of specialties participating in the BEST-CLI trial to specialists treating peripheral arterial disease nationally. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May; 69(5):1505-1509. PMID: 31010516.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Siracuse JJ, Cheng TW, Farber A, James T, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Vascular repair after firearm injury is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May; 69(5):1524-1531.e1. PMID: 31010517.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Cheng TW, Farber A, Rajani RR, Jones DW, Flynn D, Rybin D, Doros G, Kalish JA, Meltzer AJ, Siracuse JJ. National criteria for academic appointment in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May; 69(5):1559-1565. PMID: 31010519.

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  • Published on 3/2/2019

    Siracuse JJ, Cheng TW, Arinze NV, Levin SR, Jones DW, Malas MB, Kalish JA, Rybin D, Farber A. Snuffbox arteriovenous fistulas have similar outcomes and patency as wrist arteriovenous fistulas. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Mar 02. PMID: 30837175.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Arinze NV, Gregory A, Francis JM, Farber A, Chitalia VC. Unique aspects of peripheral artery disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. Vasc Med. 2019 Jun; 24(3):251-260. PMID: 30823859.

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