Hernan A. Bazan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section of Vascular Surgery

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics


Patient/Clinic Office 
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
2820 Napoleon Ave. Suite 700
New Orleans LA 70115
Phone: (504) 412-1310
Fax: (504) 899-8496
24-hour Answering Service: (504) 349-6713

Vascular Nurse (RN): (504) 259-6621

Academic Office
Division of Vascular Surgery
LSUHSC School of Medicine-New Orleans
1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 733A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4750
Fax:     (504) 568-4633
Email: hbazan@lsuhsc.edu



BS - 1994
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

MD - 2000
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1994)

Research Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institues of Health (HHMI_NIH) Research Scholars Program (1996-1998)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC (2000)

Residency:  General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY (2000-2005)

Fellowship:  Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT (2005-2007)

Dr. Hernan Bazan is a practicing vascular and endovascular surgeon. He sees patients at 2820 Napoleon Ave/Baptist Clinics and cares for patients at Touro Infirmary and Children's Hospital in Uptown New Orleans and University Hospital.   He recently joined the academic medicine practice at LSUHSC and is the medical student surgery clerkship Director. 

A native of Argentina, Dr Bazan grew up in New Orleans. He spent two years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2000. He trained in general surgery under Dr Larry Hollier at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Bazan was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 2006 in General Surgery and in Vascular Surgery in 2008. He is also a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and the Yale Surgical Society. At the NIH, he was awarded the HHMI Continuing Medical Studies Award.   During his surgical residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Dr Bazan was awarded the Arthur H. Aufses, Sr Prize in Surgery and multiple teaching awards by medical students and fellow surgical residents. 

A dedicated teacher, he is the medical student Surgery Clerkship Director.  Dr. Bazan's research interests lie in carotid artery disease and the identification of novel factors that will predict vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bazan specializes in treatment of peripheral arterial disease.  He specializes in all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery, which include carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysm repair, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, lower extremity circulation disease, and AV (arteriovenous) access for patients on dialysis.

Carotid artery occlusive disease
Carotid artery stening
Endovascular treatment of vascular disease
Aortic aneurysm
Arteriovenous access
Endovascular management of failed or failing arteriovenous grafts
Endovascular management of infrainguinal disease

Selected Publications

H Bazan and U Kim.  Images in Clinical Medicine: Emphysematous Pancreatitis.  New England Journal of Medicine.  2003, 25: 349(26):e25.


H Bazan and H Schanzer.  Transposition of Brachial Vein:  A New Source for Autologous Arteriovenous Fistulas.  Journal of Vascular Surgery.  2004, 40: 184-6.


H Bazan and H Schanzer.  Letter to the Editor, Reply.  Journal of Vascular Surgery.  2005, 41: 1080-1


JS Weiss, H Bazan, T Nishibe, JM Wong, A Dardik.  Cutting Balloon Angioplasty for Infrainguinal  Arterial Lesions.  Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2006, 13:1 49 – 153.



H Bazan, Mojibian H, S Pradhan, A Dardik.  Increased aortic arch calcification in patients over 75:  Implications for carotid angioplasty in elderly patients, Journal of Vascular Surgery.  2007, 46: 841 – 5.



H Bazan, E Reiner, BE Sumpio.  Management of bilateral phlegmasia cerulea dolens in a patient with acute splenic laceration, Annals of Vascular Diseases, 2008, 1: 45 – 48.



S Pradhan, H Bazan, R Salem, R Gusberg.  Intravenous lobular capillary hemangioma originating in the iliac veins: A case report.  Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2008 Jun; 47(6):1346-9.



H Bazan, S Pradhan, T Westvik, BE Sumpio, RJ Gusberg, A Dardik.  Urgent CEA is safe in patients with few comorbid medical conditions, Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2008, 22 (4): 505 – 512.



H Bazan, M Sheahan, A Dardik.  Carotid endarterectomy with simultaneous retrograde common carotid artery stenting: Technical considerations, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 2008, 72(7): 1003-7



H Bazan, Y Lu, D Thoppil, T Fitzgerald, S Hong, A Dardik.  Diminished Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Associated with Carotid Plaque Instability: Implications for Carotid Interventions Vascular Pharmacology, 2009 51 (5-6): 331- 336


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