Christopher LeSar, MD
Dr. Christopher J. LeSar has been on the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, (UTCOMC), Department of Surgery, since 2003.
He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery.
He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in 1991and his MD in 1995 from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.
internship and residency was at the Medical College of Ohio
followed by a fellowship in vascular surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School
in Norfolk, VA.
He is board certified through the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons specializing in endovascular techniques.
Dr. LeSar is active in many vascular society organizations such as SAVS, SSA, SVS, AMP, etc., as well as serving as invited faculty for LINC (Leipzig-Interventional Course), in Leipzig Germany on multiple occasions and is an active participant at many scientific meetings annually.
has certifications in ARDMS.
He sits on the board and is a founding member of the new Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society (OEIS) founded in 2014.
In 2009 he established a local chapter in Chattanooga of the Save A Leg-Save A Life Foundation.
He is active in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, serving two terms on the Board of Directors.
He serves in a leadership position in his practice at University Surgical Associates' (USA) Vascular Center in Chattanooga, TN which includes Vascular Diagnostic Services (VDS) and a vein center with services including management of aneurysm disease, carotid artery disorders, renal and mesenteric vascular disease and peripheral arterial disease of the arms and legs, as well as a wide range of venous disorders.
is heavily involved in ongoing externally funded vascular research in the form of clinical research or device studies through USA's vascular group.
He serves as Director of Surgical Research for the UTCOMC Department of Surgery and is well published in the scientific journals.
The Department of Surgery includes a fellowship in vascular surgery as part of its educational program for residents.
He also holds leadership positions at all three major hospitals in the Chattanooga area which also have vascular centers.
He has a reputation for being a wonderful vascular surgeon and educator.
is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.
Many residents and medical students have had their careers shaped in large part due to Dr. LeSar's
example and mentorship.
is well respected by faculty and residents alike.
wife, Tracie, are the proud parents of four children.