Max Wohlauer, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Vascular

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Medical School:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Surgery (2014)
Fellowships:
  • Cleveland Clinic, Vascular Surgery (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Vascular

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Vascular Lab
  • Associate Program Director, Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

Publications

  • Kabeil M, Gillette R, Moore E, Cuff RF, Chuen J, Wohlauer MV. A primer on cohort studies in vascular surgery research. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022 Dec;35(4):404-412. PubMed PMID: 36414356
  • Loo RJ, Wohlauer MV, Tarima SS, Weseman E, Nguyen JN, Mansukhani NA, Durand MJ. A Pilot Study Examining the Effects of Ischemic Conditioning on Walking Capacity and Lower Extremity Muscle Performance in Patients with Claudication. J Vasc Res. 2022;59(5):314-323. PubMed PMID: 36067740
  • Attisani L, Bissacco D, Pucci A, Luoni G, Luzzani L, Pegorer MA, Settembrini AM, Wohlauer MV, Bellosta R. COVID-19 and limb ischemia: experience first. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2022 Aug;63(4):537-538. PubMed PMID: 35848872
  • Ilonzo N, Taubenfeld E, Yousif MD, Henoud C, Howitt J, Wohlauer M, D'Oria M, MacCarrick G. The mental health impact of aortic dissection. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022 Mar;35(1):88-99. PubMed PMID: 35501046
  • Rodriguez LE, Eun JC, Calkins RT, Carroll AM, Malgor EA, Wohlauer MV, Nehler MR, Jacobs DL, Malgor RD. Comparison Study of Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis when Used on and off Label. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35339599
  • Attisani L, Pegorer MA, Luzzani L, Cossu LG, Ferrandina C, Pucci A, Wohlauer M, Bellosta R. Inferior Mesenteric Artery Revascularization with ChEVAR in High Risk Patient with Bilateral Occlusion of Internal Iliac Arteries, Case Report and Review of Literature. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Jul;83:378.e7-378.e10. PubMed PMID: 35257918
  • Attisani L, Pegorer MA, Luzzani L, Cossu LG, Ferrandina C, Pucci A, Wohlauer M, Bellosta R. Inferior Mesenteric Artery Revascularization with ChEVAR in High Risk Patient with Bilateral Occlusion of Internal Iliac Arteries, Case Report and Review of Literature. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Jul;83:378.e7-378.e10.
  • Lee JR, Segal C, Howitt J, et al. A mixed method approach to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on patients with or at risk for aortic dissection. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022;35(1):100-109.
  • Pena RCF, Hofmann Bowman MA, Ahmad M, et al. An assessment of the current medical management of thoracic aortic disease: A patient-centered scoping literature review. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022;35(1):16-34.
  • Talutis SD, Watson J, Goldsborough E 3rd, Masciale E, Woo K, et al; Aortic Dissection Collaborative. Stakeholder perspectives on education in aortic dissection. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022;35(1):69-77.
  • Lee JR, Segal C, Howitt J, et al. Lived experiences of people with or at risk for aortic dissection: A qualitative assessment. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022;35(1):78-87.
  • Ilonzo N, Taubenfeld E, Yousif MD, Henoud C, Howitt J, Wohlauer M, D'Oria M, MacCarrick G; Aortic Dissection Collaborative. The mental health impact of aortic dissection. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022 Mar;35(1):88-99.
  • Lee JR, Lawrence SO, Soto M, et al. The Aortic Dissection Collaborative: Methods for building capacity for patient-centered outcomes research in the aortic dissection community. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022;35(1):9-15.
  • Attisani L, Bissacco D, Pucci A, Luoni G, Luzzani L, Pegorer MA, Settembrini AM, Wohlauer MV, Bellosta R. COVID-19 and limb ischemia: experience first. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2022 Aug;63(4):537-538. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.22.12314-1. PMID: 35848872.
  • Attisani L, Bissacco D, Pucci A, Luoni G, Luzzani L, Pegorer MA, Settembrini AM, Wohlauer MV, Bellosta R. COVID-19 and limb ischemia: experience first. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2022 Aug;63(4):537-538.
  • Loo RJ, Wohlauer MV, Tarima SS, et al. A Pilot Study Examining the Effects of Ischemic Conditioning on Walking Capacity and Lower Extremity Muscle Performance in Patients with Claudication. J Vasc Res. 2022;59(5):314-323.
  • Kabeil M, Gillette R, Moore E, Cuff RF, Chuen J, Wohlauer MV. A primer on cohort studies in vascular surgery research. Semin Vasc Surg. 2022;35(4):404-412.
  • McCabe LT, Stoneback JW, Yi JA, Hiatt WR, Jesse MK, Wohlauer MV. Plantar Flexion-Induced Entrapment of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery in a Teenaged Cross-Country Runner. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan;70:213-218. PubMed PMID: 32333951
  • "Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Acute limb ischemia" UpToDate https://www.uptodate.com/contents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-acute-limb-ischemia
  • Nicolai L, Adornetto R, Bianchini R, Carrer F, Borgo CD, Doro S, Masotti D, Puglisi C, Turini L, Wohlauer M, Galeazzi E. Distal arteriovenous fistula to preserve patency in COVID-19-associated acute limb ischemia. Semin Vasc Surg. 2021 Sep;34(3):96-100. PubMed PMID: 34642042
  • Attisani L, Pucci A, Luoni G, Luzzani L, Pegorer MA, Settembrini AM, Bissacco D, Wohlauer MV, Piffaretti G, Bellosta R. COVID-19 and acute limb ischemia: a systematic review. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2021 Dec;62(6):542-547. PubMed PMID: 34581552
  • Richards RD, Wohlauer MV. Coming face to face with implicit bias, microagressions, and macroaggressions: Understanding the influence of structural racism and misogyny on physician wellness. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug;74(2S):101S-110S. PubMed PMID: 34303449
  • Aziz F, Behrendt CA, Sullivan K, Beck AW, Beiles CB, Boyle JR, Mani K, Benson RA, Wohlauer MV, Khashram M, Jorgensen JE, Lemmon GW. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vascular registries and clinical trials. Semin Vasc Surg. 2021 Jun;34(2):28-36. PubMed PMID: 34144744
  • Hicks C, Wohlauer M. Introduction. Semin Vasc Surg. 2021 Jun;34(2):1-2. PubMed PMID: 34144741
  • Zarkowsky DS, Sorber R, Ramirez JL, Goodney PP, Iannuzzi JC, Wohlauer M, Hicks CW. Aortic Neck IFU Violations During EVAR for Ruptured Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysms are Associated with Increased In-Hospital Mortality. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug;75:12-21. PubMed PMID: 33951521
  • Hekman KE, Sullivan BP, Bronsert M, Chang KZ, Reed A, Velazquez-Ramirez G, Wohlauer MV. Modifiable risk factors for burnout in vascular surgery trainees. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Jun;73(6):2155-2163.e3. PubMed PMID: 33675887
  • Rodriguez LE, Tabrizi R, Malgor RD, Wohlauer M, Jacobs DL. Sharp Recanalization with the Upstream GoBack Catheter for Chronic Occlusive Ilio-Caval Thrombosis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jul;74:518.e7-518.e11. PubMed PMID: 33556519
  • Coleman DM, Money SR, Meltzer AJ, Wohlauer M, Drudi LM, Freischlag JA, Hallbeck S, Halloran B, Huber TS, Shanafelt T, Sheahan MG. Vascular surgeon wellness and burnout: A report from the Society for Vascular Surgery Wellness Task Force. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Jun;73(6):1841-1850.e3. PubMed PMID: 33248123
  • Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Mouawad NJ, Malgor RD, Coogan SM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Singh N, Cuff RF, Woo K, Coleman DM, Shalhub S. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vascular Surgery Trainees in the United States. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Apr;72:182-190. PubMed PMID: 33157252
  • Malgor RD, Sobreira ML, Mouawad NJ, Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Coogan SM, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Woo K, Shalhub S. Brazilian vascular surgeons experience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vascular. 2021 Jun;29(3):451-460. PubMed PMID: 33019914
  • Wohlauer M, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG, Meltzer AJ, Halloran B, Hallbeck S, Money SR. Physical pain and musculoskeletal discomfort in vascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Apr;73(4):1414-1421. PubMed PMID: 32890720
  • Mouawad NJ, Woo K, Malgor RD, Wohlauer MV, Johnson AP, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Coogan SM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Shalhub S. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgery practice in the United States. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Mar;73(3):772-779.e4. PubMed PMID: 32889073
  • Shalhub S, Mouawad NJ, Malgor RD, Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Coogan SM, Loveland KA, Cuff RF, Leonardi C, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Woo K. Global vascular surgeons' experience, stressors, and coping during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Mar;73(3):762-771.e4. PubMed PMID: 32882345
  • McCabe LT, Stoneback JW, Yi JA, Hiatt WR, Jesse MK, Wohlauer MV. Plantar Flexion-Induced Entrapment of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery in a Teenaged Cross-Country Runner. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan;70:213-218. PubMed PMID: 32333951
  • Coleman DM, Money SR, Meltzer AJ, Wohlauer M, Drudi LM, Freischlag JA, Hallbeck MS, Halloran B, Huber TS, Shanafelt T, Sheahan M. Vascular Surgeon Wellness and Burnout: A Report from the SVS Wellness Task Force. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33248123
  • Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Mouawad NJ, Malgor RD, Coogan SM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Singh N, Cuff RF, Woo K, Coleman DM, Shalhub S. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vascular Surgery Trainees in the United States. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33157252
  • Malgor RD, Sobreira ML, Mouawad NJ, Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Coogan SM, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Woo K, Shalhub S. Brazilian vascular surgeons experience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vascular. 2020 Oct 6;:1708538120954961. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33019914
  • Wohlauer M, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG, Meltzer AJ, Halloran B, Hallbeck S, Money SR. Physical pain and musculoskeletal discomfort in vascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32890720
  • Mouawad NJ, Woo K, Malgor RD, Wohlauer MV, Johnson AP, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Coogan SM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Shalhub S. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgery practice in the United States. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32889073
  • Shalhub S, Mouawad NJ, Malgor RD, Johnson AP, Wohlauer MV, Coogan SM, Loveland KA, Cuff RF, Leonardi C, Coleman DM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Woo K. Global vascular surgeons' experience, stressors, and coping during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32882345
  • Chun TT, Judelson DR, Rigberg D, Lawrence PF, Cuff R, Shalhub S, Wohlauer M, Abularrage CJ, Anastasios P, Arya S, Aulivola B, Baldwin M, Baril D, Bechara CF, Beckerman WE, Behrendt CA, Benedetto F, Bennett LF, Charlton-Ouw KM, Chawla A, Chia MC, Cho S, Choong AMTL, Chou EL, Christiana A, Coscas R, De Caridi G, Ellozy S, Etkin Y, Faries P, Fung AT, Gonzalez A, Griffin CL, Guidry L, Gunawansa N, Gwertzman G, Han DK, Hicks CW, Hinojosa CA, Hsiang Y, Ilonzo N, Jayakumar L, Joh JH, Johnson AP, Kabbani LS, Keller MR, Khashram M, Koleilat I, Krueger B, Kumar A, Lee CJ, Lee A, Levy MM, Lewis CT, Lind B, Lopez-Pena G, Mohebali J, Molnar RG, Morrissey NJ, Motaganahalli RL, Mouawad NJ, Newton DH, Ng JJ, O'Banion LA, Phair J, Rancic Z, Rao A, Ray HM, Rivera AG, Rodriguez L, Sales CM, Salzman G, Sarfati M, Savlania A, Schanzer A, Sharafuddin MJ, Sheahan M, Siada S, Siracuse JJ, Smith BK, Smith M, Soh I, Sorber R, Sundaram V, Sundick S, Tomita TM, Trinidad B, Tsai S, Vouyouka AG, Westin GG, Williams MS Jr, Wren SM, Yang JK, Yi J, Zhou W, Zia S, Woo K. Managing central venous access during a health care crisis. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Oct;72(4):1184-1195.e3. PubMed PMID: 32682063
  • Wright FL, Vogler TO, Moore EE, Moore HB, Wohlauer MV, Urban S, Nydam TL, Moore PK, McIntyre RC Jr. Fibrinolysis Shutdown Correlation with Thromboembolic Events in Severe COVID-19 Infection. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Aug;231(2):193-203.e1. PubMed PMID: 32422349
  • Mouawad NJ, Cuff RF, Hultgren R, Chuen J, Galeazzi E, Wohlauer M. The Vascular Surgery COVID-19 Collaborative (VASCC). J Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul;72(1):379-380. PubMed PMID: 32334050
  • Hekman KE, Wohlauer MV, Magee GA, Shokrzadeh CL, Brown KR, Carsten CG 3rd, Chaer R, Jazaeri O, Lee AM, Singh N, Coleman DM. Current issues and future directions for vascular surgery training from the results of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery annual training survey. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Dec;70(6):2014-2020. PubMed PMID: 31147127
  • Dua A, Rothenberg K, Srivastava G, Brown K, Lewis B, Rossi P, Seabrook G, Malinowski M, Wohlauer M, Lee CJ. Evolving Trends in Insurance Coverage of Vascular Surgery Patients in Academic Practice. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 May;57:170-173. PubMed PMID: 30500649
  • Lee CJ, Loo R, Wohlauer MV, Patel PJ. Diagnostic workup and endovascular treatment of popliteal artery trauma. Vasa. 2019 Jan;48(1):65-71. PubMed PMID: 30326793
  • Dua A, Rothenberg K, Srivastava G, Brown K, Lewis B, Rossi P, Seabrook G, Malinowski M, Wohlauer M, Lee CJ. Evolving Trends in Insurance Coverage of Vascular Surgery Patients in Academic Practice. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30500649
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Professional Memberships

  • Midwest Vascular Surgical Society, Member
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, Member
  • Associate for Academic Surgery, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Member

Practice Locations

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

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center - 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
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - Amputation
  • Surgery - Limb Salvage
  • Surgery - TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Surgery - Varicose Veins
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Aneurysms
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Angioplasty
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Acute mesenteric ischemia
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Aortic dissection
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Carotid artery disease
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Cerebrovascular disease
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Circulatory Disorders
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Claudication
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Critical Limb-threatening ischemia
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Dialysis access
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Kommerell diverticulum
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Limb Salvage
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Lower extremity rest pain
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Renal artery stenosis
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Renal artery stenosis
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Varicose Veins
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Vascular Malformations
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - Carotid artery stenting
  • Surgery - Carotid endarterectomy
  • Surgery - Trans-Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
  • Surgery - Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Surgery - Arteriovenous fistula
  • Surgery - Arteriovenous graft
  • Surgery - Open Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery - Open Abdominal Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery - Complex Endovascular Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery - Leg bypass
  • Surgery - Leg angioplasty and stenting
  • Surgery - Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Surgery - Vein ablation with laser or radiofrequency
  • Surgery - Vein stripping
  • Surgery - Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery - Spinal exposure for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Albany Medical College (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Surgery (2014)
Fellowships:
  • Cleveland Clinic, Vascular Surgery (2016)
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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