Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Richard M Vazquez, MD

Richard M Vazquez, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Focus of Work

Bio

My research interests include the development of mesh for hernia repair. Our polyurethane coated polypropylene mesh at PSD, LLC was given 510K FDA approval for marketing in January 2010. The polyurethane material has been licensed to K2M in Canada for repair and replacement of nucleus pulposus in the human spine. My work on the SAGES Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Pearls series proceeds nicely. Last year I satisfied the credentialing requirements of the ARDMS for the RVT and RPVI credentials. T...[Read full text]My research interests include the development of mesh for hernia repair. Our polyurethane coated polypropylene mesh at PSD, LLC was given 510K FDA approval for marketing in January 2010. The polyurethane material has been licensed to K2M in Canada for repair and replacement of nucleus pulposus in the human spine. My work on the SAGES Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Pearls series proceeds nicely. Last year I satisfied the credentialing requirements of the ARDMS for the RVT and RPVI credentials. These ultrasound credentials are beneficial to another of my interests, the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders using ultrasound guided endovenous treatments. I remain active in committees CME and Patient Safety and Outcomes for SAGES and for American College of Phlebology where I chair the Distance Learning Committee and as a member of the CME/outcomes committee.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (1969)
  • Internship: Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center, Surgery (1970)
  • Residency: Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center, Surgery (1974)
  • Board Certification: Surgery

Contact

312-649-6562
312-296-2019

211 E Ontario Street, Room 1195
Chicago IL 60611