Biography

Dr. Oderich focuses on the clinical evaluation, open surgical and endovascular treatment of aneurysms, dissections, trauma and aortic pathology involving any segment of the aorta, including the aortoiliac, juxtarenal, pararenal, complex abdominal, thoracoabdominal and aortic arch. He serves as Professor and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and is the Clinical Director for the Advanced Endovascular Aortic Program. Dr. Oderich is a world-renowned authority on innovative minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat complex aortic aneurysms using fenestrated and branched stent-grafts. He serves as the Global Principal Investigator for the upcoming Cook Zenith Plus and Thoraco Plus trials and Chairs the Society for Vascular Surgery Reporting Standards on endovascular repair of complex aneurysms and the WL Gore Steering Anatomical Committee for the TAMBE (Thoraco-Abdominal Multi-Branch Endoprosthesis) trial.  Dr. Oderich has performed over 5,000 open and endovascular repairs, including >2,000 endovascular aortic repairs (EVARs) and 700 fenestrated-branched endovascular repairs (FEVARs), bringing over two decades of experience from the Mayo Clinic. He was mentored by pioneering surgeon Roy Greenberg at the Cleveland Clinic and continues to evolve on improvements in complex endovascular techniques. He is one of eight surgeons in the United States, and the only surgeon in Houston to have physician sponsored, Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved access to the entire pipeline of company manufactured Cook fenestrated and branched stent-grafts to treat aortic arch, thoracoabdominal and complex abdominal aortic aneurysms. He is also involved in many industry sponsored device trials with the largest worldwide experience in the Gore TAMBE (ThoracoAbdominal Multi-Branch Endoprosthesis).  Dr. Oderich has also a versatile open surgical and endovascular practice in other areas, including management of carotid, supra-aortic trunk, renal and mesenteric artery diseases. He is also involved in the multidisciplinary care of patients with connective tissue disorders including Marfan’s, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Dr. Oderich served as immediate past Chair of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he practiced for over two decades and oversaw the efforts of The Mayo Clinic Aortic Center program.  The Aortic Center spearheaded and developed extensive experience with endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms and dissections using such devices, with significant reduction in mortality and morbidity compared to results of open surgical repair. He has joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in July 2020 and now serves as Professor of Surgery and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery for the McGovern Medical School, Director of the Aortic Center and Director of the Advanced Endovascular Fellowship Program.

Dr. Oderich is a genuine academic surgeon who has become world renowned for advancements in fenestrated and branched stent-graft technology. He was instrumental in the initial development of physician-modified endovascular grafts (PMEGs), which still are used by many surgeons who do not have access to company manufactured fenestrated and branched stent-grafts. His experience evolved primarily to company manufactured fenestrated and branched stent-grafts, which provide better quality control and more versatility for complex endovascular repair. Dr. Oderich mentored and trained 58 vascular residents and fellows, over 20 research students and hosted over 150 international surgeons who came to the Mayo Clinic to observe his endovascular techniques. He is the Editor of the first edition of the textbook entitled “Endovascular Aortic Repair: Current Techniques of fenestrated, branched and parallel grafts”, which is considered the Bible of complex endovascular repair. He is a member of 17 national and international surgical and vascular societies, including the prestigious Society for Vascular Surgery, European Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and American Surgical Association. Dr. Oderich serves as Associate Editor of the Annals of Vascular Surgery and of the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery and is a full member or ad hoc member of the Editorial Board of 62 medical and surgical journals. He has delivered over 690 lectures and addresses in national and international meetings, including the prestigious Roy Greenberg Lecture at the Society for Vascular Surgery meeting. Dr. Oderich has also lectured as Invited Professor in 30 academic institutions including Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Federal Drug Administration, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec Canada), University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy), Kings College and Guys Hospital (London, UK) and the Universities of Paris, (Paris, France), Nuremberg (Nuremberg, Germany) and Munich (Munich, Germany). His bibliography is extensive with over 760 publications, including 3 edited books, 301 peer-reviewed articles, 318 abstracts, 127 book chapters and 23 letters and editorials. Some of his landmark publications include the results of the United States Zenith Fenestrated Clinical Trial and the updated outcomes of his physician-sponsored fenestrated-branched stent-graft trial.

Dr. Oderich offers telemedicine appointments, allowing patients to receive consultations and follow-up care from the comfort of their home (no traffic, no partking and no crowds). Undergoing complex endovascular aortic repair can be daunting, but Dr. Oderich wants to assure his commitment to best quality outcomes that can be achieved. His practice philosophy is compassion, excellence and availability. You can learn more about Dr. Oderich listening to the Podcast below. If you send him an email you can be assured you will get a personal response. Contact him if you have questions at gustavo.oderich@uth.tmc.edu or schedule an appointment via email with his assistant or via phone by calling 713.486.5139.

Listen to Dr. Oderich’s podcast interview here.

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Academic Surgery
  • Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • International Union of Angiology
  • International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  • Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
  • Southern Vascular Surgical Society
  • Priestley Surgical Society
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • Minnesota Surgical Society
  • Brazilian Society for Vascular Surgery and Angiology

Board certifications

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery – American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery – American Board of Surgery

Awards

  • Who’s Who in America, Marquis (2012-2020)
  • Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Award (2018, 2017, 2013 and 2012)
  • First Place Karmody Poster Competition, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (2017)
  • Magna Cum Laude Award for Digital Poster, RSNA (2015)
  • VIVA Meeting Plenary Session Winner Circle (2014)
  • The ReMine Distinguished Lecture, The Priestley Society Meeting (2014)
  • The Roy Greenberg Distinguished Honorary Lecture, Society for Vascular Surgery (2014)
  • Peter B Samuel’s Award for Best Paper, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (2014)
  • GLOBAL VIVA Career Advancement Award (2014)
  • First Prize for Poster Presentation, International Society for Vascular Surgery (2013)
  • Edward Dietrich Award (2013)
  • First Prize for Clinical Communication, International Union of Angiology (2012)
  • Honorary Professor, University of Valladolid – Spain (2010)
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery (2011)
  • Servier Traveling Fellowship Award, American Venous Forum (2006)
  • Mayo Clinic Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Surgery (2006)
  • Mayo Clinic Medical School Excellence of Teaching Recognition (2000-2001 and 2003-2004)
  • Best Paper Presentation, International Union of Angiology, Toulouse – France (2005)
  • The Jon A. Van Heerden Award for Outstanding Meticulous Patient Care, Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery (2004)
  • The K. Nygaard Travel Award for Outstanding Basic Science Surgical Research, Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery (2002)
  • The Outstanding Intern of the Year Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery (2000)
  • Research Scholarship, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1991-1992)
  • Research Scholarship, Brazilian National Institute of Health (1992)

Courses, workshops and committee memberships

  • Mayo Clinic Advanced Endovascular Aortic Workshop, Program Chair (annual, 2010-2019)
  • Iliac Branch Workshop, Director Mayo Clinic (quarterly, 2016-2019)
  • Mayo Clinic International Vascular Symposium, Course Director (2015-2020)
  • Federal Drug Administration Ascending Aortic and Arch Summit, Keynote Speaker (2015)
  • International Vascular Surgery Summit, Course Director (annual, 2011-2013)
  • Critical Issues America, Miami Florida, Course Director (2017-to present)
  • Charring Cross Meeting, London UK, Scientific Committee (annual, 2020)
  • Paris Vascular Insights, Paris France, Scientific Committee (annual, 2020)
  • VEITH Meeting, New York NY, Scientific Committee (annual, 2020)
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Program Chair (2015)
  • Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society, Program Chair (2012)
  • European Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Mesenteric Disease Guidelines, Writing Committee Member (2017)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery Reporting Standards on Complex Endovascular Aortic Repair, Chair of Writing Committee (2020)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery Fenestrated Endovascular Repair Practice Guidelines, Co-Chair of Writing Committee (2021)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia Practice Guidelines, Member (2020)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Vascular Annual Meeting Scientific Program Member (2020)
  • Aortic Live, Germany Annual Meeting, Scientific Program Director (2018 to present)

Education

1990 - 1995 Medical Degree
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
1996 - 1997 Residency - General Surgery
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
1998 Research Fellowship - Vascular Surgery
University of Utah
1999 - 2003 Internship
Surgery-General (Categorical) Internship Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2004 Chief Resident
Surgery-General (Categorical) Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2005 - 2006 Clinical Fellowship
Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2007 Fellow - Advanced Endovascular Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Open surgical and endovascular repair
  • Aortic Trauma, Open surgical and endovascular repair
  • Vasculitides (e.g. Takayasu’s and Giant Cell Arteritis), Open surgical and endovascular repair
  • Connective Tissue Disorders (e.g. Marfan, Loyes-Dietz and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
  • Open surgical aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular reconstructions
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery, open and endovascular
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, open and endovascular
  • Type I endoleak
  • Type II endoleak
  • Failed endovascular aortic repair
  • Failed thoracic endovascular aortic repair
  • Aortic arch repair, endovascular
  • Fenestrated endovascular aortic repair
  • Fenestrated stent-grafts
  • Branched endovascular aortic repair
  • Fenestrated and branched stent-grafts
  • Complex endovascular aortic repair
  • Arch stent-grafts
  • Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) release
  • Mesenteric ischemia, open and endovascular repair
  • Renal artery disease, open and endovascular

Research Interests

  • Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • Aortic arch aneurysms and dissections
  • Pararenal, juxtarenal and complex abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Aortoiliac aneurysms
  • Endovascular aortic repair
  • Fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair
  • Vascular complications of connective tissue disorders
  • Mesenteric and renal arterial disease

Publications

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