Diabetes and PAD: A Recipe for Amputation

Listen to Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS, Foluso A. Fakorede, MD and Peter A. Schneider, MD discuss the differences in preventive measures offered to patients with diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD) as well as better delivery of preventive measures to high-risk patients and high-risk regions in the United States.


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Episode 5 – Diabetes and PAD: A Recipe for Amputation

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Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS is a vascular surgeon, health services researcher, Vice Chair for Research, and Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth.  He is Director of the Center for the Evaluation of Surgical Care at Dartmouth (CESC) and Co-Director of the VA Outcomes Group at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Dr. Goodney is a member of the American Heart Association and the Peripheral Vascular Disease Council, and serves on editorial boards of surgical, cardiovascular, and health services journals, and has served extensively in roles for the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative.  With teams from Dartmouth, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the University of Colorado, he works on American Heart Association effort to better understand risks for patients with diabetes and peripheral artery disease.

Foluso A. Fakorede, MD specializes in preventative cardiovascular management, women’s heart health and catheter-based procedural focus in coronary atherosclerosis disease (CAD) and peripheral atherosclerosis disease (PAD). He currently serves on the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) vascular disease committee and as part of the American Heart Association (AHA) Patient Advocacy Group. Dr. Fakorede started Cardiovascular Solutions of Central Mississippi with a mission to educate and provide access to quality health care for all. He has become a national voice in the fight against the impact of health disparity in underserved communities. In 2018, as part of a congressional delegation, Dr. Fakorede testified on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., regarding the epidemic of peripheral arterial disease and spearheading a “sprint to zero amputation campaign” with policy actions proposed to stop unnecessary amputations.

Peter A. Schneider, MD is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Schneider received his MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed vascular surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Schneider was the founding member and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii from 1994-2018. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery and past president of Western Vascular Society and Vascular and Interventional Advances (VIVA). He has been invited to numerous national and international visiting professorships, served as director, faculty or course director for many specialty courses and performed revascularization procedures in more than a dozen countries. He authored “Endovascular Skills,” the 4th edition published in 2019, and has co-authored three other books on various aspects of vascular disease.