Critical Limb Ischemia Program

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University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute


Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, Vascular Surgery


Henry Baele, MD; Karem Harth, MD; Norman Kumins, MD

Barbara Saar, DPM (216-844-3013)
Tania Jarc, RN (216-844-4727)
Lori Hammer, RN, Clinical Trials (216-844-3013)


Please call Anette Martin at 216-844-3013.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treate

  • Atherosclerotic disease of the extremities
  • Acute and chronic limb ischemia
  • Pedal gangrene
  • Nonatherosclerotic occlusions
  • Peripheral arterial disease


  • Complex endovascular therapies
  • Surgical bypass
  • Stem cell therapy for PAD
  • Combined revascularization and pedal debridement/wound care/amputation
  • Plastic surgical flaps for wound closure
  • Clinical trials for optimizing revascularization (BEST-CLI)
  • Enhancing pedal arteriogenesis (STOP-PAD)
  • Wound care

Distinguishing Features

  • Multidisciplinary vascular team with interventionalists, podiatrists, surgeons and medical experts working side by side
  • Leading-edge technologies in endovascular therapies, allowing revascularization in a minimally invasive manner
  • Multiple clinical trials for PAD and CLI
  • Nationally recognized training programs for vascular, podiatry and cardiology residents, as well as advanced fellowship training in vascular surgery and interventional cardiology


About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.