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Peter J. Rossi MD

Peter J. Rossi MD

Chief, Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Vascular Surgery


Research Experience

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Biofilms
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Critical Care
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Femoral Artery
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Popliteal Artery
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stents
  • Stroke
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Aneurysm, Infected
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Leadership Positions

  • Associate Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Vascular and Endoavascular Surgery
  • Associate Director, Heart and Vascular Service Line
  • Publications (35)

  • Endovascular repair of delayed traumatic aortocaval fistula (Dabbouseh NM, Mason PJ, Patel PJ, Rossi PJ) Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques December 2019;5(4):467-471 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074794505 12/01/2019    
  • Endovascular repair of delayed traumatic aortocaval fistula. (Dabbouseh NM, Mason PJ, Patel PJ, Rossi PJ) J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2019 Dec;5(4):467-471 PMID: 31763500 PMCID: PMC6859229 11/26/2019    
  • Endovascular stenting of supra-aortic lesions using a transcarotid retrograde approach and flow reversal: A multicenter case series. (Balceniuk MD, Hosn MA, Corn RS, DerDerian T, Grimsley BR, Long P, Moore WS, Rossi PJ, Shakir HJ, Siddiqui AH, Spadone DP, Waqas M, Stoner MC) J Vasc Surg 2019 Nov 15 PMID: 31740187 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85075460630 11/20/2019    
  • Assessment of a novel antimicrobial surface disinfectant on inert surfaces in the intensive care unit environment using ATP-bioluminesence assay. (Edmiston CE Jr, Spencer M, Lewis BD, Rossi PJ, Brown KR, Malinowski M, Seabrook GR, Leaper D) Am J Infect Control 2019 Oct 09 PMID: 31606257 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85073056989 10/14/2019    
  • Thoracic wall ischemia after repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm requiring large microvascular soft tissue reconstruction. (Smith K, Rossi P, Rokkas C, LoGiudice J, Doren E) J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2019 Sep;5(3):255-258 PMID: 31304435 PMCID: PMC6600076 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067785540 07/16/2019    
  • Unplanned 30-day readmissions after endovascular aneurysm repair: An analysis using the Nationwide Readmissions Database. (Dua A, Rothenberg KA, Wohlaer M, Rossi PJ, Lewis BD, Brown KR, Seabrook GR, Lee CJ) J Vasc Surg 2019 Nov;70(5):1603-1611 PMID: 31147138 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85066110374 05/31/2019    
  • Outcomes and Cost Comparison of Percutaneous Endovascular Aortic Repair versus Endovascular Aortic Repair With Open Femoral Exposure. (Thurston JS, Camara A, Alcasid N, White SB, Patel PJ, Rossi PJ, Hieb RE, Lee CJ) J Surg Res 2019 Aug;240:124-129 PMID: 30928769 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063397304 04/01/2019    
  • Evolving Trends in Insurance Coverage of Vascular Surgery Patients in Academic Practice. (Dua A, Rothenberg K, Srivastava G, Brown K, Lewis B, Rossi P, Seabrook G, Malinowski M, Wohlauer M, Lee CJ) Ann Vasc Surg 2019 May;57:170-173 PMID: 30500649 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85059344913 12/01/2018    
  • Migration of endovascular plug in hybrid repair of dysphagia lusoria. (Soo Hoo AJ, Rokkas CK, Rossi PJ) J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2018 Jun;4(2):140-143 PMID: 29942904 PMCID: PMC6013000 06/27/2018    
  • Sex-dependent outcomes following elective endovascular aortic repair. (Truong C, Kugler NW, Rossi PJ, Patel PJ, Hieb RA, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Seabrook G, Lee CJ) J Surg Res 2018 09;229:177-185 PMID: 29936987 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046115851 06/26/2018       2 Citations
  • Preventable Complications Driving Rising Costs in Management of Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia. (Dua A, Desai SS, Patel B, Seabrook GR, Brown KR, Lewis B, Rossi PJ, Malinowski M, Lee CJ) Ann Vasc Surg 2016 May;33:144-8 PMID: 26916348 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84961231179 02/27/2016       6 Citations
  • Preadmission Application of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG): Enhancing Patient Compliance While Maximizing Skin Surface Concentrations. (Edmiston CE, Krepel CJ, Spencer MP, Ferraz AA, Seabrook GR, Lee CJ, Lewis BD, Brown KR, Rossi PJ, Malinowski MJ, Edmiston SE, Ferraz EM, Leaper DJ) Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 Mar;37(3):254-9 PMID: 26708510 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84959186127 12/29/2015       11 Citations
  • Evidence for a Standardized Preadmission Showering Regimen to Achieve Maximal Antiseptic Skin Surface Concentrations of Chlorhexidine Gluconate, 4%, in Surgical Patients. (Edmiston CE Jr, Lee CJ, Krepel CJ, Spencer M, Leaper D, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Rossi PJ, Malinowski MJ, Seabrook GR) JAMA Surg 2015 Nov;150(11):1027-33 PMID: 26308490 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84948181983 08/27/2015       42 Citations
  • Assessment of an innovative antimicrobial surface disinfectant in the operating room environment using adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay. (Lewis BD, Spencer M, Rossi PJ, Lee CJ, Brown KR, Malinowski M, Seabrook GR, Edmiston CE Jr) Am J Infect Control 2015 Mar 01;43(3):283-5 PMID: 25728155 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84923547824 03/03/2015       8 Citations
  • The effect of Surgical Care Improvement Project measures on national trends on surgical site infections in open vascular procedures. (Dua A, Desai SS, Seabrook GR, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Rossi PJ, Edmiston CE, Lee CJ) J Vasc Surg 2014 Dec;60(6):1635-9 PMID: 25454105 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84925225354 12/03/2014       20 Citations
  • The increasing incidence of thromboembolic events among hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease. (Kuy S, Dua A, Chappidi R, Seabrook G, Brown KR, Lewis B, Rossi PJ, Lee CJ) Vascular 2015 Jun;23(3):260-4 PMID: 24986868 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84930149801 07/06/2014       9 Citations
  • Antimicrobial activity of ceftaroline and other anti-infective agents against microbial pathogens recovered from the surgical intensive care patient population: a prevalence analysis. (Edmiston CE Jr, Krepel CJ, Leaper D, Ledeboer NA, Mackey TL, Graham MB, Lee C, Rossi PJ, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Seabrook GR) Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2014 Dec;15(6):745-51 PMID: 24896013 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84918531327 06/05/2014       2 Citations
  • Empowering the surgical patient: a randomized, prospective analysis of an innovative strategy for improving patient compliance with preadmission showering protocol. (Edmiston CE Jr, Krepel CJ, Edmiston SE, Spencer M, Lee C, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Rossi PJ, Malinowski M, Seabrook G) J Am Coll Surg 2014 Aug;219(2):256-64 PMID: 24880956 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84904650021 06/02/2014       19 Citations
  • endovascular considerations in vascular trauma (Rossi PJ, Southard NM) Clinical Review of Vascular Trauma 1 January 2014:75-89 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84956535789 01/01/2014    
  • Endovascular management of a traumatic renal-caval arteriovenous fistula in a pediatric patient. (Kuy S, Rossi PJ, Seabrook GR, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Rilling WS, Martin G, Patel B, Dua A, McMaster J, Desai S, Lee CJ) Ann Vasc Surg 2014 May;28(4):1031.e1-5 PMID: 24360940 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84899657519 12/24/2013       1 Citation
  • Carotid endarterectomy national trends over a decade: does sex matter? (Kuy S, Dua A, Desai SS, Rossi PJ, Seabrook GR, Lewis BD, Patel B, Kuy S, Lee CJ, Subbarayan R, Brown KR) Ann Vasc Surg 2014 May;28(4):887-92 PMID: 24321266 PMCID: PMC4535711 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84899937092 12/11/2013       9 Citations
  • Surgical site infections after lower extremity revascularization procedures involving groin incisions. (Kuy S, Dua A, Desai S, Dua A, Patel B, Tondravi N, Seabrook GR, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Lee CJ, Kuy S, Subbarayan R, Rossi PJ) Ann Vasc Surg 2014 Jan;28(1):53-8 PMID: 24189008 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84890565178 11/06/2013       33 Citations
  • Superficial venous disease. (Brown KR, Rossi PJ) Surg Clin North Am 2013 Aug;93(4):963-82, ix-x PMID: 23885940 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84880703582 07/28/2013       8 Citations
  • Management of carotid stenosis in women. (Kuy S, Seabrook GR, Rossi PJ, Lewis BD, Dua A, Brown KR) JAMA Surg 2013 Aug;148(8):788-90 PMID: 23804123 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882996382 06/28/2013       14 Citations
  • Asymptomatic 50% to 75% internal carotid artery stenosis in 288 patients: risk factors for disease progression and ipsilateral neurological symptoms. (Dua A, Patel B, Kuy S, Seabrook GR, Tondravi N, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Rossi PJ) Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2012 Dec;24(4):165-70 PMID: 23804963 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84884585380 06/28/2013       3 Citations
  • Ruptured mycotic infrapopliteal aneurysm. (Shakhnovich I, Seabrook GR, Brown KR, Lewis BD, Rossi PJ) J Vasc Surg 2013 Jul;58(1):205-7 PMID: 23351649 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84879411863 01/29/2013       5 Citations
  • Microbiology of explanted suture segments from infected and noninfected surgical patients. (Edmiston CE Jr, Krepel CJ, Marks RM, Rossi PJ, Sanger J, Goldblatt M, Graham MB, Rothenburger S, Collier J, Seabrook GR) J Clin Microbiol 2013 Feb;51(2):417-21 PMID: 23175247 PMCID: PMC3553868 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84873052373 11/24/2012       25 Citations
  • Patient safety in the critical care environment. (Rossi PJ, Edmiston CE Jr) Surg Clin North Am 2012 Dec;92(6):1369-86 PMID: 23153874 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84869127238 11/17/2012       7 Citations
  • A unique hybrid approach to the treatment of an aberrant right subclavian artery aneurysm. (Southard NM, Seabrook GR, Tutton SM, Almassi GH, Lewis BD, Brown KR, Rossi PJ) Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013 Feb;47(2):128-30 PMID: 23143227 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84873585460 11/13/2012       3 Citations
  • Evaluation of an antimicrobial surgical glove to inactivate live human immunodeficiency virus following simulated glove puncture. (Edmiston CE Jr, Zhou SS, Hoerner P, Krikorian R, Krepel CJ, Lewis BD, Brown KR, Rossi PJ, Graham MB, Seabrook GR) Surgery 2013 Feb;153(2):225-33 PMID: 23059114 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84872486172 10/13/2012       2 Citations
  • Microbial pathogenesis of bacterial biofilms: a causative factor of vascular surgical site infection. (Frei E, Hodgkiss-Harlow K, Rossi PJ, Edmiston CE Jr, Bandyk DF) Vasc Endovascular Surg 2011 Nov;45(8):688-96 PMID: 21921082 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84855989267 09/17/2011       22 Citations
  • Reducing the risk of surgical site infections: did we really think SCIP was going to lead us to the promised land? (Edmiston CE, Spencer M, Lewis BD, Brown KR, Rossi PJ, Henen CR, Smith HW, Seabrook GR) Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2011 Jun;12(3):169-77 PMID: 21767147 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80052761017 07/20/2011       58 Citations
  • The extent of lower extremity occlusive disease predicts short- and long-term patency following endovascular infrainguinal arterial intervention. (Hasanadka R, Brown KR, Rilling WS, Rossi PJ, Hieb RA, Hohenwalter EJ, Seabrook GR, Lewis BD, Towne JB) Am J Surg 2008 Nov;196(5):629-33 PMID: 18789419 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-54049087016 09/16/2008       9 Citations
  • Redo infrainguinal bypass: factors predicting patency and limb salvage. (Rossi PJ, Skelly CL, Meyerson SL, Bassiouny HS, Katz D, Schwartz LB, McKinsey JF, Gewertz BL, Desai TR) Ann Vasc Surg 2003 Sep;17(5):492-502 PMID: 12958672 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0242458197 09/06/2003       21 Citations
  • Paravisceral aortic thrombus as a source of peripheral embolization--report of three cases and review of the literature. (Rossi PJ, Desai TR, Skelly CL, Curi MA, Glagov S, Schwartz LB) J Vasc Surg 2002 Oct;36(4):839-43 PMID: 12368747 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036780207 10/09/2002       28 Citations
  • Last update: 12/02/2019
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