Dr. Brajesh Lal is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and director of endovascular surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Lal serves on the Executive Committee of the American Venous Forum and is Chairman of the American Venous Registry.
Dr. Lal received his Medical Degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and completed a residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In addition, he completed two years of molecular biology research in the Fogarty Research Fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Lal's clinical and research interests include carotid stenosis and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. He is the director of operations and principal investigator on several federal and industry sponsored projects, including the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST), which compares the risks and benefits of the two major procedures for opening blocked neck arteries to restore blood flow to the brain. Dr. Lal is also head of the CREST 2 Registry. This project has the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease and pave the way for a rapid, well-regulated mechanism of introducing new medical technology through partnership between insurers, regulatory agencies, industry and physicians.
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