Clotcast: Season 2 Episode 2

Treatment for PAD

Drs. Lee Kirksey and Gregory Piazza talk about the range of treatment options for PAD (peripheral arterial disease), including:

  • Recommended lifestyle changes
  • Supervised exercise programs
  • Medications
  • Procedures

Moderator: Lee Kirksey MD, MBA
Special Guests: Gregory Piazza, MD, MS

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Dr. Lee Kirksey is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He joined the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute at The Cleveland Clinic in 2011. Dr. Kirksey holds the Walter W. Buckley Endowed Vice Chairman position and is the Chief Equity and Community Engagement Officer at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kirksey’s clinical areas of interest include minimally invasive and hybrid approaches to complex vascular disease. His research areas include the investigation of solutions that address healthcare disparities in underserved and minority groups and the delivery of value-based population healthcare. He is co-author of the book Your Guide to Optimal Health, which, contrary to his clinical practice as a surgeon, details an evidence-based prescription for a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. He resides in Solon, Ohio with his wife Seema, and two sons Shyar and Nikash. 

Dr. Gregory Piazza is a cardiovascular medicine specialist and Director of  Vascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Piazza received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology and advanced cardiovascular imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also served as chief medical resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in vascular medicine at BWH. Dr. Piazza is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, vascular medicine, and echocardiography.

Dr. Piazza’s practice focuses on the evaluation, management, and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), thrombosis-related infertility, and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.

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