Joseph D. Raffetto, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Surgery

Joseph D. Raffetto


Dr. Joseph D. Raffetto is a vascular surgeon in West Roxbury, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus. He graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1993.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD


  • Published on 3/8/2022

    Lurie F, Malgor RD, Carman T, Dean SM, Iafrati MD, Khilnani NM, Labropoulos N, Maldonado TS, Mortimer P, O'Donnell TF, Raffetto JD, Rockson SG, Gasparis AP. The American Venous Forum, American Vein and Lymphatic Society and the Society for Vascular Medicine expert opinion consensus on lymphedema diagnosis and treatment. Phlebology. 2022 Mar 08; 2683555211053532. PMID: 35258350.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Forsyth A, Carlson S, Martin M, Raffetto J, Alfson D, McPhee J. Late type III endoleaks are common in early generation Endologix AFX stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2022 Mar 01. PMID: 35240237.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Raffetto JD. The novel and exciting research of E-selectin inhibition for deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2022 01; 10(1):221. PMID: 34920847.

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  • Published on 6/23/2021

    Shaydakov ME, Ting W, Sadek M, Aziz F, Diaz JA, Raffetto JD, Marston WA, Lal BK, Welch HJ. Review of the current evidence for topical treatment for venous leg ulcers. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2022 01; 10(1):241-247.e15. PMID: 34171531.

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  • Published on 5/29/2021

    Raffetto JD, Khalil RA. Mechanisms of Lower Extremity Vein Dysfunction in Chronic Venous Disease and Implications in Management of Varicose Veins. Vessel Plus. 2021; 5. PMID: 34250453.

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  • Published on 3/7/2021

    Gonzalez-Ochoa AJ, Raffetto JD, Hernández AG, Zavala N, Gutiérrez O, Vargas A, Loustaunau J. Sulodexide in the Treatment of Patients with Early Stages of COVID-19: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Thromb Haemost. 2021 Jul; 121(7):944-954. PMID: 33677827.

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  • Published on 12/24/2020

    Raffetto JD, Ligi D, Maniscalco R, Khalil RA, Mannello F. Why Venous Leg Ulcers Have Difficulty Healing: Overview on Pathophysiology, Clinical Consequences, and Treatment. J Clin Med. 2020 Dec 24; 10(1). PMID: 33374372.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Raffetto JD. Surgical spine stabilization and its association with iliac vein obstruction. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2020 05; 8(3):412. PMID: 32305115.

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  • Published on 4/28/2020

    Pompilio G, Integlia D, Raffetto J, Palareti G. Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Sulodexide and Other Extended Anticoagulation Treatments for Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism: A Bayesian Network Meta-analysis. TH Open. 2020 Apr; 4(2):e80-e93. PMID: 32355907.

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  • Published on 3/1/2020

    Raffetto JD, Yu W, Wang X, Calanni F, Mattana P, Khalil RA. Sulodexide Improves Contraction and Decreases Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in Veins Under Prolonged Stretch. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2020 03; 75(3):211-221. PMID: 31738197.

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