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Cynthia Keene Shortell, MD

Executive Vice Chair
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Radiology
Office: 7682A Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3538 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • M.D., Cornell University, 1984


Shortell, C. K., and K. L. McGinigle. “Infected aortofemoral bypass limb with pseudoaneurysm (with local flap coverage).” In Clinical Scenarios in Vascular Surgery: Second Edition, 2015.


Bennett, Kyla M., John E. Scarborough, and Cynthia K. Shortell. “Predictors of 30-day postoperative stroke or death after carotid endarterectomy using the 2012 carotid endarterectomy-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.” J Vasc Surg 61, no. 1 (January 2015): 103–11.

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McGinigle, Katharine L., Luigi Pascarella, Cynthia K. Shortell, Mitchell W. Cox, Richard L. McCann, and Leila Mureebe. “Spliced arm vein grafts are a durable conduit for lower extremity bypass.” Ann Vasc Surg 29, no. 4 (2015): 716–21.

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Bennett, Kyla M., John E. Scarborough, Mitchell W. Cox, and Cynthia K. Shortell. “The impact of intraoperative shunting on early neurologic outcomes after carotid endarterectomy.” J Vasc Surg 61, no. 1 (January 2015): 96–102.

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Bennett, K. M., J. E. Scarborough, and C. K. Shortell. “Risk Factors for Cranial Nerve Injury After Carotid Endarterectomy in NSQIP CEA-Targeted Database.” J Vasc Surg 60, no. 6 (December 2014): 1720–21.

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Turley, Ryan S., Joshua Unger, Mitchell W. Cox, Jeffrey Lawson, Richard L. McCann, and Cynthia K. Shortell. “Atypical aortic thrombus: should nonoperative management be first line?” Ann Vasc Surg 28, no. 7 (October 2014): 1610–17.

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Bennett, Kyla M., John E. Scarborough, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Mitchell W. Cox. “Outcomes of surgical revascularization for lower extremity arterial thromboembolism in patients with advanced malignancy.” J Vasc Surg 60, no. 4 (October 2014): 987–92.

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