Sikandar Z. Khan MD

Sikandar Khan

Sikandar Z. Khan

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Surgery - Endovascular; Surgery - Vascular

Contact Information
100 High St.
Vascular Surgery
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-4223
Fax: 716-859-4222

Professional Summary:

Clinical expertise:
Endovascular & open surgical treatment of Peripheral arterial disease, Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), Thoracic aneurysms & dissections, Carotid disease & Venous disease and Dialysis access surgery

Vascular surgery has seen great advancement in the last two decades with introduction of minimally invasive endovascular techniques and devices. Vascular surgeons are not only required to stay up-to-date with the newest technologies, but also maintain the highest standards in traditional open surgery. I aim to provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from vascular diseases, including open surgical and minimally invasive treatment of peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, carotid disease, hemodialysis access, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and thoracic aortic aneurysm at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI)/Buffalo General Hospital and Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). I am also involved in the care of trauma patients suffering from vascular injuries at ECMC.
I also have research interests in various aspects of vascular diseases including peripheral arterial disease and aortic aneurysm disease. Peripheral arterial disease has been my main focus and I have been involved in various studies investigating novel diagnostic and treatment modalities and their impact on our patients. I believe that technology can help us improve patient care but it should be rigorously tested before it is offered to our patients.
Education is an important part of my practice and I train medical students and residents to take care of vascular patients. Some of these trainees will become vascular surgeons, ensuring provision of care to vascular patients in the future.

Education and Training:

  • Resident, Vascular Surgery, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • Resident, General Surgery, General Surgery, Yale- New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine (2013)
  • Intern, General Surgery, Yale- New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center (2011)
  • MBBS, King Edward Medical College (2006)


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2018-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2016)

Research Expertise:

  • Research interests: Peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysms, venous diseases, carotid disease.

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • University at Buffalo, CTSI Translational Pilot Program-Three-dimensional photoacoustic computed tomography for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of chronic leg ulcers
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS); Member (2017–present)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS); Member (2015–present)
  • Eastern Vascular Society (EVS); Member (2015–present)
  • Western New York Vascular Society; Member (2013–present)


  • "Plateletcrit Is Associated with Early Loss of Patency after Open and Endovascular Interventions for Chronic Limb Ischemia" SVS Annual Meeting 2018 (2018)
  • "Metformin Is Associated with Improved Survival and Decreased Cardiac Events With No Impact on Patency and Limb Salvage After Revascularization for Peripheral Arterial Disease" EVS Annual Meeting 2017 (2017)
  • "Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ACEI/ARB) are Associated with Improved Limb Salvage After Infrapopliteal Interventions for Critical Limb Ischemia" SCVS Annual Meeting 2017 (2017)
  • "Predicting Outcomes Following Lower Extremity Revascularization For Critical Limb Ischemia With Tissue Loss Using a Modified Wound, Ischemia, foot Infection Classification System (mWIfI)." EVS Annual Meeting 2016 (2016)
  • "Long Term Durability of Infrainguinal Endovascular and Open Revascularization for Disabling Claudication." VAST3 2016 (2016)
  • "Increased Role of Drug-eluting and Self-expanding Stents in Patients with Severe Infrapopliteal Disease." SCVS Annual Meeting 2016 (2016)
  • "Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH) Does Not Negatively Impact Patency of Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) Lower Extremity Bypass" EVS Annual Meeting 2015 (2015)
  • "Duplex Criteria For Detecting De Novo Femoropopliteal Lesions" NEVS Annual Meeting 2010 (2010)

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Contact Information

100 High St.
Vascular Surgery
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-4223
Fax: 716-859-4222