Mark Nehler, MD
Professor, Surgery-Vascular

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Medical School:
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (1988)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Oregon State University (OR) (1984)
Internship:
  • Oregon Health & Science University (1989)
Fellowships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Vascular Surgery (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Vascular

Professional Titles

  • Program Director, Surgery Residency
  • Vice Chair of Education

Teaching

  • Surgery Residency Program Director (1999)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Kovar A, Carmichael H, Harms B, Nehler M, Tevis S. Over Worked and Under Paid: How Resident Finances Impact Perceived Stress, Career Choices, and Family Life. J Surg Res. 2021 Feb;258:82-87. PubMed PMID: 33002665
  • Huynh V, Colborn K, Christian N, Rojas K, Nehler M, Bronsert M, Cumbler E, Ahrendt G, Tevis S. Resident Opioid Prescribing Habits Do Not Reflect Best Practices in Post-Operative Pain Management: An Assessment of the Knowledge and Education Gap. J Surg Educ. 2020 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33386285
  • Weissler EH, Jones WS, Desormais I, Debus S, Mazzolai L, Espinola-Klein C, Nikol S, Nehler M, Sillesen H, Aboyans V, Patel MR. Polyvascular disease: A narrative review of current evidence and a consideration of the role of antithrombotic therapy. Atherosclerosis. 2020 Dec;315:10-17. PubMed PMID: 33190107
  • Hiatt WR, Bonaca MP, Patel MR, Nehler MR, Debus ES, Anand SS, Capell WH, Brackin T, Jaeger N, Hess CN, Pap AF, Berkowitz SD, Muehlhofer E, Haskell L, Brasil D, Madaric J, Sillesen H, Szalay D, Bauersachs R. Rivaroxaban and Aspirin in Peripheral Artery Disease Lower Extremity Revascularization: Impact of Concomitant Clopidogrel on Efficacy and Safety. Circulation. 2020 Dec 8;142(23):2219-2230. PubMed PMID: 33138628
  • Selby LV, Coleman JR, Jones TS, Nehler M, Montero P. Surgeons Underestimate the Importance of Surgical Topics for Non-Surgeons: Results of a National Survey. J Surg Educ. 2020 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32747321
  • Long CA, Mulder H, Fowkes FGR, Baumgartner I, Berger JS, Katona BG, Mahaffey KW, Norgren L, Blomster JI, Rockhold FW, Hiatt WR, Patel MR, Jones WS, Nehler MR. Incidence and Factors Associated With Major Amputation in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease: Insights From the EUCLID Trial. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 Jul;13(7):e006399. PubMed PMID: 32615798
  • Govsyeyev N, Malgor RD, Hoffman C, Sturman E, Siada S, Al-Musawi M, Malgor EA, Jacobs DL, Nehler M. A systematic review of diagnosis and treatment of acute limb ischemia during pregnancy and postpartum period. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov;72(5):1793-1801.e1. PubMed PMID: 32442613
  • Debus ES, Nehler MR. The Voyager PAD Trial - New Path for Post-revascularisation PAD Patients. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2020 May;59(5):699-700. PubMed PMID: 32307302
  • Bonaca MP, Bauersachs RM, Anand SS, Debus ES, Nehler MR, Patel MR, Fanelli F, Capell WH, Diao L, Jaeger N, Hess CN, Pap AF, Kittelson JM, Gudz I, Mátyás L, Krievins DK, Diaz R, Brodmann M, Muehlhofer E, Haskell LP, Berkowitz SD, Hiatt WR. Rivaroxaban in Peripheral Artery Disease after Revascularization. N Engl J Med. 2020 May 21;382(21):1994-2004. PubMed PMID: 32222135
  • Samuels JM, Halpern AL, Carmichael H, Christian NT, Travis CEM, Jaiswal K, Nehler MR. This Surgical Life - An Exploration of Surgical Department Podcasting. J Surg Educ. 2020 Sep - Oct;77(5):1257-1265. PubMed PMID: 32217125
  • Govsyeyev N, Nehler MR, Hiatt WR, Bonaca MP. Tackling Elevated Risk in PAD: Focus on Antithrombotic and Lipid Therapy for PAD. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Jan 29;22(3):13. PubMed PMID: 31997026
  • Bauersachs R, Debus S, Nehler M, Huelsebeck M, Balradj J, Bowrin K, Briere JB. A Targeted Literature Review of the Disease Burden in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease. Angiology. 2020 Apr;71(4):303-314. PubMed PMID: 31884807
  • Shahi N, Phillips R, Meier M, Nehler M, Jacobs D, Recicar J, Bensard D, Moulton S. Anti-coagulation management in pediatric traumatic vascular injuries. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Feb;55(2):324-330. PubMed PMID: 31732119
  • Shahi N, Phillips R, Meier M, Nehler M, Jacobs D, Recicar J, Bensard D, Moulton S. Anti-coagulation management in pediatric traumatic vascular injuries. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31732119
  • Matthews DR, Li Q, Perkovic V, Mahaffey KW, de Zeeuw D, Fulcher G, Desai M, Hiatt WR, Nehler M, Fabbrini E, Kavalam M, Lee M, Neal B. Effects of canagliflozin on amputation risk in type 2 diabetes: the CANVAS Program. Diabetologia. 2019 Jun;62(6):926-938. PubMed PMID: 30868176
  • Pastori D, Eikelboom JW, Anand SS, Patel MR, Tanguay JF, Ricco JB, Debus ES, Mazzolai L, Bauersachs R, Verhamme P, Bosch J, Nikol S, Nehler M, Aboyans V, Violi F. Management of Patients with Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Carotid Artery Disease: Update on Anti-Thrombotic Therapy. Thromb Haemost. 2019 Apr;119(4):576-585. PubMed PMID: 30703812
  • Nehler M. Letters of Recommendation: How Do They Fit Into the Modern Application?. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Jun;10(3):267-268. PubMed PMID: 29946381
  • Capell WH, Bonaca MP, Nehler MR, Chen E, Kittelson JM, Anand SS, Berkowitz SD, Debus ES, Fanelli F, Haskell L, Patel MR, Bauersachs R, Hiatt WR. Rationale and design for the Vascular Outcomes study of ASA along with rivaroxaban in endovascular or surgical limb revascularization for peripheral artery disease (VOYAGER PAD). Am Heart J. 2018 May;199:83-91. PubMed PMID: 29754671
  • Albuja-Cruz M, Travis C, Benge M, Caufield B, Nehler M. Examination of Nondesignated Preliminary Surgery Residents Recruited Since the Inception of Supplementary Offer and Acceptance Program: Lessons Learned From a Large Academic Program. J Surg Educ. 2018 Mar - Apr;75(2):294-298. PubMed PMID: 28886935
  • Nehler M. Letters of Recommendation: How Do They Fit Into the Modern Application?. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Jun;10(3):267-268. PubMed PMID: 29946381
  • Capell WH, Bonaca MP, Nehler MR, Chen E, Kittelson JM, Anand SS, Berkowitz SD, Debus ES, Fanelli F, Haskell L, Patel MR, Bauersachs R, Hiatt WR. Rationale and design for the Vascular Outcomes study of ASA along with rivaroxaban in endovascular or surgical limb revascularization for peripheral artery disease (VOYAGER PAD). Am Heart J. 2018 May;199:83-91. PubMed PMID: 29754671
  • Albuja-Cruz M, Travis C, Benge M, Caufield B, Nehler M. Examination of Nondesignated Preliminary Surgery Residents Recruited Since the Inception of Supplementary Offer and Acceptance Program: Lessons Learned From a Large Academic Program. J Surg Educ. 2017 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28886935
  • Schwed AC, Lee SL, Salcedo ES, Reeves ME, Inaba K, Sidwell RA, Amersi F, Are C, Arnell TD, Damewood RB, Dent DL, Donahue T, Gauvin J, Hartranft T, Jacobsen GR, Jarman BT, Melcher ML, Mellinger JD, Morris JB, Nehler M, Smith BR, Wolfe M, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C. Association of General Surgery Resident Remediation and Program Director Attitudes With Resident Attrition. JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 1;152(12):1134-1140. PubMed PMID: 28813585
  • Overbey DM, Glebova NO, Chapman BC, Hosokawa PW, Eun JC, Nehler MR. Morbidity of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is directly related to diameter. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;66(4):1037-1047.e7. PubMed PMID: 28433338
  • Yi JA, Johnston RJ, Nehler MR, Gibula DR, Alix K, Glebova NO, Brantigan CO. A Fourteen-Year Experience with Vascular Anomalies Encountered during Transaxillary Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr;40:105-111. PubMed PMID: 27979572
  • Yi JA, Johnston RJ, Nehler MR, Gibula DR, Alix K, Glebova NO, Brantigan CO. A Fourteen-Year Experience with Vascular Anomalies Encountered during Transaxillary Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27979572
  • Overbey DM, Chapman BC, Hosokawa PW, Eun JC, Nehler MR. Morbidity of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Is Directly Influenced by Size but Remains Less Than in Open Repair. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug;64(2):544-545. PubMed PMID: 27763298
  • Glebova NO, Bronsert M, Hammermeister KE, Nehler MR, Gibula DR, Malas MB, Black JH, Henderson WG. Drivers of readmissions in vascular surgery patients. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul;64(1):185-194.e3. PubMed PMID: 27038838
  • Glebova NO, Bronsert M, Hicks CW, Malas MB, Hammermeister KE, Black JH 3rd, Nehler MR, Henderson WG. Contributions of planned readmissions and patient comorbidities to high readmission rates in vascular surgery patients. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):746-55.e2. PubMed PMID: 26916584
  • Eun JC, Bronsert M, Hansen K, Moulton SL, Jazaeri O, Nehler M, Greenberg JI. Vascular injury is associated with increased mortality in winter sports trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1):109-13. PubMed PMID: 25449983
  • Greenberg JI, Alix K, Nehler MR, Johnston RJ, Brantigan CO. Computed tomography-guided reoperation for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;61(2):469-74. PubMed PMID: 25135877
  • Eun JC, Nehler MR, Black JH 3rd, Glebova NO. Measures to reduce unplanned readmissions after vascular surgery. Semin Vasc Surg. 2015 Jun;28(2):103-11. PubMed PMID: 26655054
  • Rosenfield K, Jaff MR, White CJ, Rocha-Singh K, Mena-Hurtado C, Metzger DC, Brodmann M, Pilger E, Zeller T, Krishnan P, Gammon R, Müller-Hülsbeck S, Nehler MR, Benenati JF, Scheinert D. Trial of a Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon for Femoropopliteal Artery Disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 9;373(2):145-53. PubMed PMID: 26106946
  • Jaff MR, Rosenfield K, Scheinert D, Rocha-Singh K, Benenati J, Nehler M, White CJ. Drug-coated balloons to improve femoropopliteal artery patency: Rationale and design of the LEVANT 2 trial. Am Heart J. 2015 Apr;169(4):479-85. PubMed PMID: 25819854
  • Eun JC, Bronsert M, Hansen K, Moulton SL, Jazaeri O, Nehler M, Greenberg JI. Vascular injury is associated with increased mortality in winter sports trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1):109-13. PubMed PMID: 25449983
  • Greenberg JI, Alix K, Nehler MR, Johnston RJ, Brantigan CO. Computed tomography-guided reoperation for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;61(2):469-74. PubMed PMID: 25135877
  • Nehler MR, Duval S, Diao L, Annex BH, Hiatt WR, Rogers K, Zakharyan A, Hirsch AT. Epidemiology of peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia in an insured national population. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Sep;60(3):686-95.e2. PubMed PMID: 24820900
  • Reppert AE, Jazaeri O, Babu A, Greenberg JI, Deluka E, Nehler MR, Reece TB. Minimal thoracotomy thoracic bifemoral bypass in the endovascular era. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;28(6):1420-5. PubMed PMID: 24704047
  • Moore HB, Moore EE, Nehler MR, Cicutto LC, Bacon AW, Travis C, Schulick RD. Bridging the gap from T to K: integrated surgical research fellowship for the next generation of surgical scientists. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb;218(2):279-82. PubMed PMID: 24315889
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

UCHealth Vascular Surgery - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

CU Medicine Vascular Surgery - Aurora
13100 E Colfax Ave
Suite 70
Aurora, CO 80011
720-516-9585

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Vascular Surgery, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Blood / Lymphatic System
  • Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms
  • Heart and Circulation - Angioplasty
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
  • Heart and Circulation - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Amputation
  • Surgery - Limb Salvage
  • Surgery - TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Surgery - Varicose Veins

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (1988)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Oregon State University (OR) (1984)
Internships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University (1989)
Fellowships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Vascular Surgery (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Vascular
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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