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Timothy A. M. Chuter, M.D.

Timothy A. M. Chuter, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus of Surgery
  • Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UCSF
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-501
San Francisco, CA 94143-0957
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669
[email protected]
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  • 1977-80, Nottingham University, B.M.Sc., Hons, Physiology
  • 1977-82, Nottingham University, B.M.,B.S., Medicine
  • 1982-83, Nottingham University, Surgery/Medicine
  • 1984-85, Columbia University, Intern, Surgery
  • 1985-86, Columbia University, Resident, Surgery
  • 1987-89, Columbia University, Resident, Surgery
  • 1989-90, Columbia University, Chief Resident, Surgery
  • 1986-87, Columbia University, Fellow, Surgical Metabolism
  • 1990-91, University of Rochester, Fellow, Critical Care
  • 1991-93, University of Rochester, Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • 1991-94, Nottingham University, D.M., Surgical Research
  • American Board of Surgery, 1991, Renewed 2001
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 1995, Renewed 2004

Timothy A. M. Chuter, M.D. studied medicine at the University of Nottingham, England. He then moved to New York and worked as an assistant professor of anatomy at Columbia University. His first-ever publication was the head, neck, and upper extremity chapters of an anatomy textbook. He was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time when a computer glitch left the Columbia-Presbyterian general surgery program one intern short, thus starting his journey.

In 1990, upon completing general surgery residency, Dr. Chuter moved to Rochester, New York for fellowship training in critical care and vascular surgery. His planned career as a general/vascular surgeon in a rural New England town took a different direction when he started to explore a few original ideas concerning the potential role of endovascular intervention as an alternative to maximally invasive surgery. These experiments were initially funded by Dr. Chuter's nighttime employment in local emergency rooms. Promising results attracted financial support and engineering help from Cook, Inc., a manufacturer of catheters, wires, and stents. The excitement generated by these early successes was enough to precipitate Dr. Chuter into a career focused on innovation, clinical application of new techniques, publication, and further innovation, all at a frenetic pace.

Dr. Chuter completed his vascular fellowship and went back to Columbia-Presbyterian as an assistant professor of surgery in 1993. The first clinical implantations of a bifurcated stent graft took place in late 1993 at selected centers in Australia and Europe. In 1995, Dr. Chuter left New York to work in Sweden as an associate professor of interventional radiology at Lund University. In 1996, Dr. Chuter was recruited to UCSF as the director of the newly formed endovascular program. The other founding faculty member was Linda M. Reilly, MD, FACS, renown for her numerous contributions in the field.

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  1. Chuter TAM. Invited commentary. J Vasc Surg. 2020 09; 72(3):812. View in PubMed
  2. Hiramoto JS, Elahi FM, Gasper WJ, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Goetzl EJ. Acute Insulin Resistance and Rapid Alterations in Neuronal Derived Blood Exosome Concentration After Branched Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2020 Mar; 59(3):457-463. View in PubMed
  3. Hiramoto JS, Hoffman M, Gasper W, Reilly L, Chuter T. Strict Control of Blood Glucose With an Intravenous Insulin Infusion Decreases the Risk of Post-operative Lower Extremity Weakness After Complex Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Dec; 58(6):848-853. View in PubMed
  4. Werlin EC, Kaushik S, Gasper WJ, Hoffman M, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. Multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in patients with and without chronic aortic dissections. J Vasc Surg. 2019 11; 70(5):1419-1426. View in PubMed
  5. Ramirez JL, Schaller MS, Wu B, Reilly LM, Chuter TAM, Hiramoto JS. Late graft failure is rare after endovascular aneurysm repair using the Zenith stent graft in a cohort of high-risk patients. J Vasc Surg. 2019 11; 70(5):1456-1462. View in PubMed
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