Rafael Malgor, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Vascular

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Medical School:
  • MD, Universidade de Taubate (2003)
Residencies:
  • SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center/Winthrop University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Vascular Surgery - Integrated (2014)
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Surgery (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Vascular Surgery (2007)
  • Klinikun Sud, Nuremberg, Germany, Advanced Endovascular Aortic Fellowship (2019)
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Research Fellowship (2008)
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Department: Surgery-Vascular

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year, The University of Oklahoma - Dept of Surgery (2016)
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year, The University of Oklahoma - Dept of Surgery (2015)
  • Servier Travel Fellowship Award, American Venous Forum (2014)
  • Best Paper Presented, American Venous Forum (2013)

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on investigating pathophysiology and treatment of thoracoabdominal, thoracic, and abdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections. I am currently developing a protocol to investigate devices to treat these conditions.

Teaching

  • Visiting-Associate Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    - Thoracic, thoracoabdominal and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - Upper and lower extremity blockages - Renal and mesenteric artery blockages - Carotid artery blockages - All aspects of complex venous disease, including treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, leg swelling, pelvic congestion syndrome - Varicose veins and spider veins (venous ablation and sclerotherapy) - All aspects of hemodialysis access creation and maintenance
  • Program Director, Vascular Surgery fellowship (2019)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Mouawad NJ, Malgor RD. Vascular Surgeons Should be Valued by Contemporarily Derived Productivity Metrics. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33485906
  • Kabnick LS, Sadek M, Bjarnason H, Coleman DM, Dillavou ED, Hingorani AP, Lal BK, Lawrence PF, Malgor RD, Puggioni A. Classification and treatment of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis: Recommendations from the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2021 Jan;9(1):6-22. PubMed PMID: 33012690
  • Kabnick LS, Sadek M, Bjarnason H, Coleman DM, Dillavou ED, Hingorani AP, Lal BK, Lawrence PF, Malgor R, Puggioni A. Classification and treatment of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis: Recommendations from the American Venous Forum and the Society for Vascular Surgery This Practice Guidelines document has been co-published in Phlebology [DOI: 10.1177/0268355520953759] and Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders [DOI: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.06.008]. The publications are identical except for minor stylistic and spelling differences in keeping with each journal's style. The contribution has been published under a Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Phlebology. 2021 Feb;36(1):8-25. PubMed PMID: 32998622
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sobreira ML, Malgor RD. Inadequacies and pitfalls of network meta-analysis applied to femoropopliteal endovascular interventions. Vascular. 2020 Aug 24;:1708538120949676. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32829696
  • Malgor RD, Rogers K, Malgor EA, Al-Musawi M, Siada S, Jacobs DL. The utilization of intravascular lithotripsy to facilitate transcarotid artery revascularization. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2020 Dec;61(6):759-762. PubMed PMID: 32613822
  • 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
  • Siada SS, Malgor EA, Malgor RD, Colvard BD, Jacobs DL. Percutaneous Endovascular Repair of a Ruptured Extent III Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Bilateral Large Common Iliac Aneurysms and Aortocaval Fistula. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Aug;67:563.e1-563.e5. PubMed PMID: 32205237
  • Malgor RD, Marques de Marino P, Verhoeven E, Katsargyris A. A systematic review of outcomes of upper extremity access for fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 2020 May;71(5):1763-1770.e2. PubMed PMID: 31740188
  • Malgor RD, Marques de Marino P, Verhoeven E, Katsargyris A. A systematic review of outcomes of upper extremity access for fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31740188
  • Malgor RD, Shah RM. The evolution of transcarotid artery stenting with flow reversal. J Vasc Bras. 2019 Oct 23;18:e20190105. PubMed PMID: 31692817
  • Malgor RD, Verhoeven E, Katsargyris A. Are Risks Reduced by Delaying Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Patients with Acute Type B Dissection: Who Can Wait?. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Nov;58(5):639-640. PubMed PMID: 31500992
  • Khorgami Z, Sclabas GM, Aminian A, Lau PJ, Chow GS, Malgor RD, Howard CA, Taubman KE. Mortality in open abdominal aortic surgery in patients with morbid obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jun;15(6):958-963. PubMed PMID: 31097382
  • Marques de Marino P, Malgor RD, Verhoeven EL, Katsargyris A. Rescue of proximal failure of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with standard and fenestrated grafts. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2019 Apr;60(2):159-166. PubMed PMID: 30665286
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Member
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society, Member
  • American Venous Forum, Member
  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Member
  • Brazilian Society for Vascular Surgery and Angiology, 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
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Vascular Surgery, Board Certification (2015)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Certificate (2016)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Certificate (2015)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certificate (2015)
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, Certificate (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Amputation
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Acute mesenteric ischemia
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Aneurysms
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Angioplasty
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Vascular Surgery
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Vascular Malformations
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Varicose Veins
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Renal artery stenosis
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Lower extremity rest pain
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Limb Salvage
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Kommerell diverticulum
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Dialysis access
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Critical Limb-threatening ischemia
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Claudication
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Circulatory Disorders
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Cerebrovascular disease
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Carotid artery disease
  • Circulatory System and Blood Vessel Health - Aortic dissection
  • Surgery - Arteriovenous fistula
  • Surgery - Arteriovenous graft
  • Surgery - Carotid artery stenting
  • Surgery - Carotid endarterectomy
  • Surgery - Complex Endovascular Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery - Leg bypass
  • Surgery - Leg angioplasty and stenting
  • Surgery - Open Abdominal Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery - Open Thoracic Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery - Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Surgery - Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery - Spinal exposure for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Surgery - Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Surgery - Trans-Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
  • Surgery - Vein ablation with laser or radiofrequency
  • Surgery - Vein stripping
  • Surgery - Limb Salvage
  • Surgery - Varicose Veins
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Universidade de Taubate (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center/Winthrop University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Vascular Surgery - Integrated (2014)
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Surgery (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Vascular Surgery (2007)
  • Klinikun Sud, Nuremberg, Germany, Advanced Endovascular Aortic Fellowship (2019)
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester) Program, Research Fellowship (2008)
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Department: Surgery-Vascular
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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