Vascular Surgery Research


Selected Research Publications

Dr. Warren Chow, Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery


  1. Lawson EH, Ko CY, Adams JL, Chow WB, Hall BL. Reliability of Evaluating Hospital Quality by Colorectal Surgical Site Infection Type. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec;258(6):994-1000.
  2. Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Zhou L, Huffman K, Wang X, Liu Y, Kraemer K, Meng X, Merkow R, Chow W, Matel B, Richards K, Hart AJ, Dimick JB, Hall BL. Optimizing ACS NSQIP Modeling for Evaluation of Surgical Quality and Risk: Patient Risk Adjustment, Procedure Mix Adjustment, Shrinkage Adjustment, and Surgical Focus. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Aug;217(2):336-346.
  3. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Wang X, Adams JL, Chow WB, Lawson EH, Bilimoria KY, Richards K, Ko CY. Validity and feasibility of the american college of surgeons colectomy composite outcome quality measure. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar;257(3):483-9.
  4. Chow WB, Merkow RP , Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY . Association between postoperative complications and reoperation for patients undergoing geriatric surgery and the effect of reoperation on mortality. Am Surg. 2012 Oct;78(10):1137-42.
  5. Chow WB, Rosenthal RA, Merkow RP, Ko CY, Esnaola NF. Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: a best practices guideline from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct;215(4):453-66.
  6. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Dimick JB, Wang E, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Relevance of the c-statistic when evaluating risk-adjustment models in surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 May;214(5):822-30.
  7. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Chow WB, Merkow JS, Weyant MJ, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Variation in lymph node examination after esophagectomy for cancer in the United States. Arch Surg. 2012 Jun;147(6):505-11.
  8. Merkow RP , Bilimoria KY , McCarter MD, Chow WB, Gordon HS, Stewart AK, Ko CY , Bentrem DJ. Effect of histologic subtype on treatment and outcomes for esophageal cancer in the United States. Cancer. 2012 Jul 1;118(13):3268-76.
  9. Zenilman ME, Chow WB, Ko CY, Ibrahim AM, Makary MA, Lagoo-Deenadayalan S, Dardik A, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Sosa JA, Tummel E, Gould LJ, Segev DL, Berger JC. New developments in geriatric surgery. Curr Probl Surg. 2011 Oct;48(10):670-754.
  10. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Use of Multimodality Neoadjuvant Therapy for Esophageal Cancer in the United States: Assessment of 987 Hospitals. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Jul 20.
  11. Yermilov I, Chow W, Devgan L, Makary M, Ko CY. How to measure the quality of surgery-related web sites. Am Surg. 2008 Oct;74(10):997-1000.
  12. Yermilov I, Chow W, Devgan L, Makary MA, Ko CY. What is the quality of surgery-related information on the internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct;207(4):580-6.

Book Chapters

  1. Chow WB, Moore WS.  Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. 9th Philadelphia: Elsevier; c2019. Chapter 95, Carotid Body Tumors; p95.1-95.10.