Physician Profile

Paul F. Petrasek


Division Head, Vascular Surgery, Calgary Health Region Associate

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary

Secretary : (403) 943-5507 Fax: (403) 291-2734


BSc Honors, University of Toronto, 1983

MD, University of Toronto, 1987

Residency, General Surgery
University of Toronto, 1998-1995

Fellowship, Vascular Surgery
University of Toronto, 1995-1997

Endovascular Fellow
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney (Australia)
1997 (clinical), 1999 (research)

FRCSC (General Surgery) 1995

Certificate of Special Competence in Vascular Surgery, RoyalCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, September 1997

Diplomat, American Board of Surgery

MSc, Health Care Management, Harvard University, School Of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management

Past and Current Appointments

  • ‍Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Head, Division of Vascular Surgery, Peter Lougheed Centre, Calgary, Alberta
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Vascular Surgeon, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Ontario
  • Vascular Surgeon, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto Ontario

Clinical Interests

  • ‍Open Aortic Surgery
  • Endovascular Aortic Repair (chest, abdomen)
  • Hybrid open/endovascular procedures, including staged Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Bypass
  • Development of strategies to improve patient access to care and maximize efficient use of health care resources

Course Certifications