Hero with a Heart Honoree

Patrick J. Geraghty, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology and Co-Director of the Limb Salvage Center at Washington University School of Medicine, is the 2015 recipient of The Marfan Foundation’s Hero with a Heart Award at the Foundation’s gala, Heartworks St. Louis, March 7, 2015.

Patrick J. Geraghty, MD, FACS maintains a broad-based vascular surgical practice and conducts research on the development and validation of new techniques to treat atherosclerotic and aneurysmal disease of the lower extremities. Working with his colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Geraghty helped to establish the first multidisciplinary limb salvage center in the St. Louis region.

Dr. Geraghty is president-elect of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society. In addition, he chairs the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Outcomes and Technology Assessment Committee and is a member of the SVS Lower Extremity Practice Guidelines Writing Group. He has also been an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration through the Peripheral Academic Research Consortium and SVS Critical Limb Ischemia Work Group. His service to the SVS was recognized through selection as one of the Society’s Distinguished Fellows.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Geraghty is an honors graduate of Northwestern University (BSc and MD). After completing his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan, he received his vascular fellowship training at Washington University Medical School/Barnes-Jewish Hospital and, in 2000, accepted a position with the vascular surgery section. Dr. Geraghty and his wife, Dr. Christine Geraghty, live in Chesterfield with their two children, Sean and Holly.

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