Advanced Peripheral Artery Disease Leading Cause of Amputations Worldwide

A prevalent, chronic circulatory condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD) can lead to serious outcomes that may often go underdiagnosed and undertreated. PAD is the leading cause of amputations worldwide and Dr. Geoffrey Barnes, cardiologist, vascular medicine specialist and faculty member at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center discusses the importance of early identification, intervention, and management of PAD. 

Dr. Geoffrey Barnes is a board-certified cardiologist, vascular medicine specialist, and faculty member at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. His clinical work focuses on anticoagulation care, especially for patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism, as well as the care of patients with other vascular disorders.  He is the co-director of the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2), a Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan sponsored collaborative quality initiative aiming to improve anticoagulation care for patients in Michigan.  Dr. Barnes received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, followed by residency training and a chief medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health Center. He completed cardiovascular medicine and vascular medicine fellowships at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. He completed his Master’s in Health and Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School.

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