• Member Spotlight

Graeme McFarland, MD


  • VESS Member Since


  • Undergrad Education

    Indiana University, 2007

  • Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011

  • Surgical Training (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham General Surgery Residency 2011-2016
    • Stanford University Vascular Fellowship 2016-2018
  • Current Practice

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

  • Professional Interests

    Chronic limb-threatening ischemia/limb salvage, complex aortic disease, dialysis access, cerebrovascular disease, outcomes research, student/resident education

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with my family including my wife, 4 year-old daughter, and 3 week-old son. Sports, fishing, and hiking.

  • Why did you become a vascular surgeon?

    I became hooked on vascular surgery after watching Dr. Will Jordan perform a carotid endarterectomy as an intern. From there I was attracted to the complex nature of the vascular patient, the seemingly ever-expanding toolbox we get to work with, and the fact that at the end of the day we still get to operate all over the body with both open and endovascular measures.  Every day as a vascular surgeon is a challenge, which I thoroughly enjoy.

  • Why did you join the VESS?

    I joined the VESS as a resident because on top of being one of the preeminent vascular societies, it seemed to take a special interest in promoting the careers of young vascular surgeons. I saw the people that I admired and looked up to most coming through my training were heavily involved in VESS, as well, and wanted to be a part of it.