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John Edwards

John Edwards, M.D.

Vascular Surgery

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Board Certification(s)

General Surgery, Vascular Surgery


Medical School

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL


General Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


General Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Clinical Vascular Surgery, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital

Location 1

880 W. Central Road
Suite 5000
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-618-3800
Fax: 847-618-3809

Primary Specialty

Vascular Surgery

Additional Specialties

Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests


Appointments and Honors:

  • Post Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology (1979-80)
  • Sir William Osler Pathology Award (1980)
  • James B. Herrick Student Research Fellowship (1980)
  • Henry M. Lyman Award, Outstanding Medical Student (1981)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Junior Year (1981)
  • President, Rush Medical College Zeta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (1982)
  • Health Care Hero, Nominee, Cincinnati (2003)
  • Cincinnati Magazine - Top Vascular Surgeon (2003)
  • Health Care Hero, Nominee Cincinnati (2005)
  • Health Care Hero, Nominee Cincinnati (2006)


  • Edwards JD, Eckhauser FE: Retroperitoneal perforation of the appendix presenting as subcutaneous emphysema of the thigh. Dis Colon Rectum 29: 456 458, 1986
  • Edwards JD, Eckhauser FE, Knol JA, Strodel WE, Appelman HD: Optimizing surgical management of symptomatic solitary hepatic cysts. Am Surgeon 53: 510 514, 1987
  • Edwards JD, Megerman J, White JV, Abbott WM: Characterization of Laser Welded vs Sutured Arterial Anastomoses. Surgical Forum 40: 311 314, 1989
  • Edwards JD, Sapienza P, Lefkowitz DM, Thorpe PE, McGregor PE, Agrawal DK. Post-Traumatic Innominate Artery Aneurysm with Occlusion of the Common Carotid at its Origin by an Intimal Flap: Case Report. Duplex scan, Angiographic and MRA Studies. Annals of Vascular Surgery 7: 368-373, 1993
  • Edwards JD, Dovgan PS, Rowley JM, Agrawal DK, Thorpe PE, Adrian TE: Endothelin-1 Levels in Ischemia, Reperfusion, and Hemorrhagic Shock in the Canine Infrarenal Aortic Revascularization Model. Eur J. Vasc Surg 8, 729-734 (1994)
  • Edwards JD, Dovgan PS, Rowley JM, Agrawal DK, Thorpe PE, Adrian TE: Neuropeptide Y Levels in Ischemia, Reperfusion, and Hemorrhagic Shock in the Canine Infrarenal Aortic Revascularization Model. Annals of Vascular Surgery,. Vol. 8, No. 4, pp 350-355,1994.
  • Dovgan PS, Edwards JD, Zhan X, Wilde M, Agrawal DK: Cigarette Smoking Increases Monocyte Adherence to Cultured Endothelial Cell Monolayer. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 203: 929-934, 1994.
  • Dovgan PS, Edwards JD, Thorpe PE, Ayoub Nagi, Agrawal DK: Arterial Embolism From Anatomical Variation at the Thoracic Outlet: A Case Report. Clinical Anatomy. 8:222-226 1995.
  • John D. Edwards, Patrick McGregor, Peter S. Dovgan, Devendra K. Agrawal: Effect of ET-1 on arterial Response to Bay K 8644: A Comparison of Ischemic and non-ischemic Arteries. Life Sciences 57:3:225-234 1995
  • Peter S. Dovgan, M.D., John D. Edwards, M.D., Jane M. Rowley, M.D., Devendra K. Agrawal, Ph.D., Thomas E. Adrian, Ph.D.: Effects of Ischemia and Reperfusion on Neuropeptides in Canine Infrarenal Aortic Revascularization Model. Cardiovascular Surgery Vol. 4:470-475 1996
  • Edwards JD. “Extensive Venal Caval Thrombosis in a High Risk Surgical Patient” in Cases in Focus: Reports and Expert Commentary. May 2003
  • Fusonie GE, Edwards JD, Reed AB: Covered Stent Exclusion of Blunt Traumatic Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Annals of Vascular Surgery. May Vol 18:3:376-379 .2004
  • Reed A, Giglia JS, Edwards JD. ”Feasibility and Safety of Gadolinium Contrast Arteriography in Planning Infrageniculate Revascuarization”.Submitted Annals of Vascular Surgery. September 2004
  • Davis, H.W, VandenBerg, E., Reid MD,Edwards, J.D. “Phosphorylation of MARCKS during Mitosis of Endothelial Cells” Submitted to Biochemical and Biophysical Communications. September 2004


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Two amputees will speak at the inaugural "Amputee Care Across the Continuum" Symposium Saturday, May 18.

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NCH Medical Group adds thoracic and vascular surgeons to staff

The NCH Medical Group expands its network of experienced doctors as it welcomes a thoracic surgeon and vascular surgeon. 

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