Department of Surgery Faculty
Boulos Toursarkissian, M.D
Division: Vascular Surgery
2006, American Board of Vascular Medicine - Endovascular
2005, American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery Recertification
2004, American Board of Surgery - General Surgery Recertification
1998, American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery
1996, American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
1990, National Board of Medical Examiners
MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1989
BS, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 1985
1997, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Endovascular Fellowship, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Sainte Etienne, France
1995-1997, Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1989-1995, Residency in General Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Research interests: Endovascular modalities for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease; revascularization of the diabetic foot
Clinical interests: Endovascular surgery for aneurysms and carotid disease
Hagino RT, Sheehan MK, Jung I, Canby ED, Suri R, Toursarkissian B. Target lesion characteristics in failing vein grafts predict the success of endovascular and open revision. Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 46, Issue 6, December 2007, Pages 1167-1172.
Wholey M, Wu CL, Toursarkissian B, Suri R, Cura M, Radvany MG Embolic Protection Questions Answered. J Endovasc Today 2007;6:67-70
Toursarkissian B, Corneille M, Hagino RT, Stewart R. Use of ipsilateral femoral vein for common femoral vein reconstruction after trauma: a useful approach in selected cases. Journal of Trauma, 2006;61:732-735.
Andros G, Armstrong DG, Attinger C, Boulton AJM, Frykberg RG, Josoph WF, Lavery LA, Morbach S, Niezgoda JA, Toursarkissian B. Consensus Statement on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (V.A.C. Therapy) for the Management of Diabetic Foot Wounds. Supplement to the June 2006 Issue of Wounds.
Wholey M, Postoak D, Suri R, Cura M, Wu W, Toursarkissian B. Tools of the subclavian trade. Endovascular Today 2006 Apr;5(4):24-33.
Toursarkissian, B. An evaluation of the efficacy of methods used in screening for lower-limb arterial disease in diabetes. Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy; 2006; 18(1):81-3.
Toursarkissian B, Hagino R, Khan K, Schoolfield J, Shireman P, Harkless L. Healing of transmetatarsal amputation in the diabetic patient: Is angiography predictive? Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2005 Nov;19(6):769-773
Wholey Michael H, Toursarkissian B, Postoak Darren W, Natarajan B, Joiner D. Early experience in the application of distal protection devices in treatment of peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 2005 Feb; 64(2): 227-235
Jones WT, Toursarkissian B, D'Ayala M, Shireman PK, Schoolfield J. Duplex screening for asymptomatic carotid artery disease in Hispanic diabetic patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization: is it a worthwhile endeavor? Texas Medicine 2003 Dec; 99: 50-53
Toursarkissian B, Shireman PK, Schoolfield J, Blumoff RL. Outcomes following distal bypass graft occlusion in diabetics. Ann Vasc Surg 2003 Nov; 17(6): 670-675
Toursarkissian B, Stefanidis D, Chiou, Kashyap V. Treatment of late-appearing proximal type I endoleak after Ancure graft with and AneuRX cuff: a case report. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2003; 37(6): 437-440
Biosketch: Boulos Toursarkissian, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, where he also completed his residency in General Surgery. Dr. Toursarkissian completed his fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He completed an Endovascular Fellowship at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Sainte Etienne, France. Dr. Toursarkissian is board certified in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He joined the Division of Vascular Surgery in 1998 and was named Chief of Vascular Surgery in 2000. Dr. Toursarkissian's current interests include endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid stenosis.
In the News:
Congratulations to Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian for his selection as one of the recipients of the 2007 Presidential Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Toursarkissian was selected for this honor by a committee of Health Science Center employees and his peers.
Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian, Chief of Vascular Surgery, has been named a Distinguished Reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The Journal provides cardiothoracic, vascular, and general surgeons with the most recent information in vascular surgery on behalf of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and ranks in the top 5% of the almost 6000 scientific journals most frequently cited.
Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian, MD FACS was selected a 2006 Health Policy Scholar by the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery Health Policy Scholar. Dr. Toursarkissian was one of nine surgeons in this prestigious group that attended the Leadership Program in Health Policy Management at Brandeis University in Spring 2006. Read more ...
Honors and Awards:
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery Teaching Excellence Award 2005
Special Recognition Award, Veterans Administration Hospital 1995
Ben Eiseman Surgical Scholar Award 1993
The Laennec Award, Veterans Administration Hospital 1993
The B.C. Powell Intern of the Year Award 1990
Society for Vascular Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society - Program Chairman
San Antonio Vascular Surgery Society - Treasurer
Texas Surgical Society
Bexar County Medical Society