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Harry Schanzer

  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR Surgery, Vascular Surgery
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  • Am Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)


  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Universidad de Chile

  • Residency, Surgery
    Hospital San Juan de Dios

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Transplant Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Dr. Harry Schanzer graduated from the University of Chile Medical School in 1968. He moved to the United States in 1971 where he did a residency in Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He graduated as Chief Resident in 1976. Following his residency, he joined the full time faculty of the Mount Sinai Department of Surgery, as an attending in Transplantation and Vascular Surgery. In 1985 he was promoted to Professor of Surgery. Since 1995 Dr. Schanzer has been a member of the voluntary staff, with a private practice in Vascular Surgery.

    Dr. Schanzer has been a prolific researcher, having published more than 140 papers in major surgical journals, more than 15 chapters in vascular surgical texts, and one movie illustrating a surgical procedure invented by him. He has been an invited lecturer in numerous national and international meetings.


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    Ralph Colp Prize

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    American College of Gastroenterology

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    International College of Angiology

  • 1999 -
    Honorary Foreign Member
    Sociedad de Cirujanos de Chile


Schiavi RC, Schanzer H, Sozio G, Setacci C, Stimmel B, Rayfield EJ. Erectile Function and Penile Blood Pressure in Diabetes Mellitus. J Sex & Marital Therapy 1994; 20(2): 119-124.

Harrington M, Harrington EB, Schanzer H, Haimvo M, Jacobson JH. Compromised Bypass for Compromised Patients. J Vasc Surg 1994; 20(2): 195-201.

Porter JM, Moneta GL, International Concensus Committee on Chronic Venous Disease , Schanzer H. Reporting standarts in venous disease: An update. J Vasc Surg 1995; 21: 635-645.

Beebe HG, Bergan JJ, Bergqvist D, Eklof B, Eriksson I, Goldman MP, Greenfeld LJ, Hobson II RW, Juhan C, Kistner RL, Labropoulos N, Malouf GM, Menzoian JO, Moneta GL, Myers KA, Neglen P, Nicoliades AN, O'Donnel TF, Perrin M, Porter JM, Raju S, Rich NM, Richardson G, Schanzer H, Smith PC, Stradness DE, Sumner DS. Classification and grading of chronic venous disease in the lower limb; a consensus statement. International Angiology 1995; 14: 197-201.

Schanzer H, Skladany M. Cirugia de venas Varicosas con preservacion de vena safena: comparacion entre la avulsion-ligadura alta y la avulsion-valvuloplastia tipo 'banding' safenofemoral. Anales de Cirugia Cardiaca y Cirugia Vascular 1995; 1: 82-87.

Knight RJ, Schanzer H, Rand JH, Burrows L. Renal allograft thrombosis associated with the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Transplantation 1995; 60: 614-615.

Schwartz MC, Schanzer H, Skladany M, Haimov M, Stein J. A Comparison of Conservative Therapy and early Selective Ligation in the Treatment of Lymphatic complications Following Vascular Procedures. Am J Surg 1995; 170: 206-208.

Spivak H, Schanzer H, Kupfer B. Analysis of the hemodinamics of a bypass with adjunctive arterio-venous fistula using a direct electrical circuit model. J Surg Res 1996; 63: 381-386.

Skladany M, Schanzer H. Increased Arterial Inflow in Extremities with Chronic Venous Insufficiency: an important and unappreciated hemodynamic parameter. Surgery 1996; 120: 30-33.

Haimov M, Schanzer H, Skladany M. Pathogenesis and management of upper-extremity ischemia following angioaccess surgery. Blood Purif 1996; 14: 350-354.

Schanzer H. Banding of incompetent saphenous vein. Vasc Surg 1997; 31: 264-266.

Gloviczki P, Bergan J, Menawat SS, Hobson R, Kistner R, Lawrence P, Lumsden A, O'Donnell T, DePalma R, Murray J, Pigott J, Schanzer H, Ascer E, Kalman P, Calligaro K, Ballard J, Cambria R, Rhee R, Rubin B, Ilstrup D, Hamsen WS, Canton L. Safety, feasibility, and early efficacy of subfacial endoscopic perforator surgery: A preliminary report from the North American registry. J Vasc Surg 1997; 25: 94-105.

Schanzer H, Skladany M. Reconstruction valvaire veineuse dans l'insuffisance veineuse chronique. Arteres et Veins 1997; 16: 87-93.

Schanzer H, Skladany M. Complex venous reconstruction for chronic ileofemoral vein obstruction. Cardiovascular Surg 1997; 4: 837-840.

Schanzer H, Skladany M. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of valvulotomes in an . Vasc Surg 1998; 32: 463-469.

Sadick N, Schanzer H. Combined high ligation and stab avulsion for varicose veins in an outpatient setting. Dermatol Surg 1998; 24: 475-479.

Schanzer H, Skladany M. Treatment of lymphorrhea by early selective lymphatic ligation. Surg Rounds 1999; 22: 542-545.

Gloviczki P, Bergan JJ, Rhodes JM, Canton LG, Harmsen S, Ilstrup DM, North American Study Group , Schanzer H. Mid-term results of endoscopic perforator vein interruption for chronic venous insufficiency: Lessons learned from the North American Subfacial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery registry. J Vasc Surg 1999; 29: 489-499.

Schanzer H, Schanzer A. Guidewire entrapment during deployment of the "over-the-guidewire stainless steel Greenfield filter": A device-design related complication. J Vasc Surg 2000; 31: 607-610.

Schanzer H, Eisemberg D. Management of Steal syndrome resulting from dialysis access. Semin Vasc Surg;.

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