Sean Lyden, MD, is the Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He serves as chief medical officer of Excelerate Strategic Health Sourcing, a venture between Cleveland Clinic and Viizient to save health care organizations money with a provider-led, physician-engaged sourcing.
Specialty Interests: Complex aortic aneurysms, high risk reoperation or re-intervention for lower extremity vascular disease, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Lyden performs more than 200 procedures each year.
Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic’s Vascular Surgeons are national and international leaders in treating patients with even the most complicated cases, using the most advanced techniques. Much of our experience is in re-operative surgery for patients whose original operations were performed elsewhere, and the department serves as a major referral center for these and other difficult cases throughout Ohio and the surrounding states. We have one of the largest post-graduate training programs in vascular surgery in the United States, and our academic work has been published in scientific journals throughout the world. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Lyden earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine following an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He served a residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His training included a year doing trauma research. He subsequently served a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.
Dr. Lyden was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2001. He is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
Publications and Research: He currently is involved in more than 16 clinical trials studying various topics including thoracic, fenestrated and abdominal stent grafting; lower extremity interventional therapies with drug coated balloons; carotid stenting; and deep venous thrombosis treatments. Dr. Lyden has presented his research and clinical findings at more than 80 national and international medical symposia and conferences.
He serves on the editorial boards of Endovascular Today and Annals of Vascular Surgery and serves as reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has authored and co-authored over 60 articles in leading publications, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Journal of Endovascular Therapy. He also has also authored chapters in several vascular textbooks.
About Dr. Lyden: “I enjoy my specialty because I end up taking care of a patient for the rest of their lives and I establish close relationships with them and consider them lifetime friends.”
Leisure time activities: Dr. Lyden enjoys spending time with family, golf, watching my girls do competitive cheerleading