Alik Farber, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

MD, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Farber is a graduate of Brown University and obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; a vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; and an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine. In addition to his role as Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Farber is also Medical Director of BMC’s Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories and Co-Director of BMC’s Vascular Non-invasive Laboratory as well as Associate Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of many national and regional medical and surgical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery, where he was elected to distinguished fellow status in 2013, the Society of University Surgeons, the Western Vascular Surgery Society, the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society for Endovascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. Dr. Farber has served as a principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and is currently a National Co-Chair of the BEST-CLI Trial (Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia), a $25 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to conduct a four-year, randomized clinical trial comparing traditional bypass surgery with the less invasive alternative of endovascular treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). He has written and published many articles about vascular and endovascular surgery, has served as a moderator for various vascular meetings, and developed a formal education program in vascular surgery while at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, which resulted in the Golden Apple Teaching Award for teaching and mentoring residents. Since his arrival at BMC, Dr. Farber has made it his goal and mission to foster continued clinical excellence and academic productivity. He is currently the director of a fourth year medical school elective (BMC Surgery Bootcamp) which is designed to prepare medical students who are going into surgical internship.

Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Boston University School of Medicine
Vascular & Interventional

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

A Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Fibrin Sealant Grifols
05/01/2012 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
Grifols Inc

A Phase 3 Randomized, Double Blind, Vehicle Controlled Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of HP802-247 in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers >12 cm^2 to <= 36 cm^2
10/15/2013 - 08/30/2015 (PI)
HealthPoint Limited

A Non-Interventional Safety Study Providing 12 Months Follow-Up from First Exposure to HP802-247 in Subjects with Venous Leg Ulcer
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
HealthPoint Limited

Observational Study of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Used for Catheter Directed Thrombolysis in Patients with Acute Lower Extremety Native Artery or Bypass Graft Occlusion
01/27/2014 - 01/26/2015 (PI)
Grifols Inc

A Phase 3 Randomized, Double Blind, Vehicle Controlled Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of HP802-247 in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
HealthPoint Limited

Vital Access Venous Window Needle Guide for salvage of AV Fistulae (SAVE) Trial
08/15/2012 - 08/14/2013 (PI)
Vital Access Corp

IN-BALANCE VLU (Inflammation, Bacteria, and Angiogenesis effects in launching venous leg ulcer healing: a clinical evaluation)
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013 (PI)
Celleration, Inc.

A Phase 2 randomized open label study to evaluate the effects of different intra-thrombus infusion regiments of plasmin humun compared to placebo
08/01/2011 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
Talecris Pharmaceuticals

A Phase 2 randomized open label study to evaluate the effects of different intra-thrombus infusion regiments of plasmin humun compared to placebo
08/01/2011 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
Talecris Pharmaceuticals

A Phase II Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Dose Finding Study Investigating the Efficacy of HP802-247 in Venous Leg Ulcers
08/01/2009 - 12/31/2011 (PI)
HealthPoint Limited

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A Pivotal Study to Investigate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Limflow System for the…
12/11/2019 - 12/11/2022 (PI)
LimFlow Inc

A multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, double blind study performed to…
09/24/2019 - 09/23/2022 (PI)
MediWound LTD.

A multi-center prospective study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the VasQ external suppo
11/01/2017 - 11/01/2020 (PI)
Laminate Medical Technologies Inc.

09/17/2013 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Brigham & Women's NIH-NHLBI

Dose-response relationship study of S42909 on leg ulcer healing after oral repeated administration..
08/06/2018 - 06/01/2019 (PI)
Ilkos Therapeutic Inc

06/19/2017 - 06/01/2019 (PI)
Boston Scientific Corporation

Randomized Trial Comparing a Dual Action Pneumatic Compression System against Multi-Layer Bandagi…
06/15/2016 - 06/14/2018 (PI)
ACTitouch Medical

Open versus Endovascular Popliteal Artery Aneurysm (OVER-PAR) Repair Trial
11/01/2013 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
New England Society for Vascular Surgery

A Phase-3 Study of Curexcell
12/04/2014 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Macro Cure Ltd.

Evaluation of a Dual Action Pneumatic Compression System: Tolerance and Comfort in Patients with…
12/31/2014 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
Tactile Medical

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  1. Cheng TW, Raulli SJ, Farber A, Levin SR, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Doros G, Siracuse JJ. The Association of Day of Week with Outcomes of Infrainguinal Lower Extremity Bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Dec 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33370572
  2. Dominguez D, Levin SR, Cheng TW, Farber A, Jones DW, Eberhard RT, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Siracuse JJ. Selective Non-Operative and Delayed Management of Severe Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Dec 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33346124
  3. Farber A. VOYAGER PAD contributes to medical therapy for peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Dec; 72(6):1843-1844. PMID: 33222822
  4. Levin SR, Hawkins SS, Farber A, Goodney PP, Osborne NH, Tan TW, Malas MB, Patel VI, Siracuse JJ. Association of State Tobacco Control Policies on Active Smoking at the Time of Intervention for Intermittent Claudication. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33098941
  5. Ryan TJ, Farber A, Cheng TW, Raulli SJ, Sather K, Dicken QG, Levin SR, Zhang Y, Siracuse JJ. Factors associated with a tunneled dialysis catheter in place at initial arteriovenous access creation. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33068763
  6. Hardouin S, Cheng T, Mitchell EL, Raulli SJ, Jones D, Siracuse J, Farber A. Reply. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 72(5):1830.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33010999
  7. Madigan MC, Farber A, Rybin DV, Doros G, Robinson WP, Siracuse JJ, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Eslami MH. Younger patients have worse outcomes after peripheral endovascular interventions for suprainguinal arterial occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32987148
  8. Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Cheng TW, Levin SR, Kalesan B. Hospital-Level Medicaid Prevalence Is Associated With Increased Length of Stay After Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenting Despite No Increase in Major Complications. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32949743
  9. Chua MMJ, Lewis K, Huang YA, Fingliss M, Farber A. A Successful Organized Effort to Improve Operating Room First-Case Starts in a Tertiary Academic Medical Center. Am Surg. 2020 Sep 15; 3134820951430. PMID: 32927973
  10. Mohapatra A, Liang NL, Makaroun MS, Schermerhorn ML, Farber A, Eslami MH. Improved outcomes of endovascular repair of thoracic aortic injuries at higher volume institutions. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 01. PMID: 32889071
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