Ralph Clement Darling III, MD, is Chief of Vascular Surgery at Albany Medical Center and is also President of the Vascular Group, PLLC in Albany, New York. A strong voice for vascular surgery, Dr. Darling also works with AAAnswers, a campaign to discover early detection and treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm.He also serves as Treasurer of the Society for Vascular Surgery and works at Saratoga Hospital. Dr. Darling is an innovative leader in the field of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and radiology.
Education and Training
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 1984
American Board of Surgery- General and Vascular Surgery
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
- Supermarket model for vascular disease care.
- Early ambulation after diagnostic angiography using 4-f catheters and sheaths: a feasibility study.
- Significance of endotension, endoleak, and aneurysm pulsatility after endovascular repair.
- Sepsis and the scalpel: anatomic compartments and the diabetic foot.
- Primary revision of mid-vein stenoses in venous bypass conduits: venous patch
- Commentary on "Endovascular aortic repair should be the gold standard for ruptured AAAs and all vascular surgeons should be prepared to perform them".
- Primary closure, routine patching, and eversion endarterectomy: what is the current state of the literature supporting use of these techniques?
- Commentary: Nylaende M, Abdelnoor M, Stranden E, et al. The Oslo Balloon Angioplasty versus Conservative Treatment Study (OBACT)--the 2-years results of a single centre, prospective, randomised study in patients with intermittent claudication. Eur J
- Strategies to improve spinal cord ischemia in endovascular thoracic aortic repair: Outcomes of a prospective cerebrospinal fluid drainage protocol.
- Commentary on "Setting up an outpatient imaging center: adding computed tomographic angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, and an outpatient angiography suite to surgeon-run vascular laboratories".
- Long-term outcomes of secondary procedures after endovascular aneurysm repair.
- Commentary on "Carotid artery disease: selecting the appropriate asymptomatic patient for intervention".
- Treatment options for delayed AAA rupture following endovascular repair.
- Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: endovascular program development and results.
- Endovascular and open revascularization for nonatherosclerotic renal artery disease.
- Women derive less benefit from elective endovascular aneurysm repair than men.
- The impact of hemodynamic status on outcomes of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair for rupture.
- Does Palmaz XL stent deployment for type 1 endoleak during elective or emergency endovascular aneurysm repair predict poor outcome? A multivariate analysis of 1470 patients.
- Carotid intervention in the elderly: who is old and who benefits?
- Standardized protocols enable stroke recognition and early treatment of carotid stenosis.
- Renal protection: preconditioning for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy.
- Chronic mesenteric ischemia outcome analysis and predictors of endovascular failure.
- Anatomic characteristics of abdominal aortic aneurysms presenting with delayed rupture after endovascular aneurysm repair.
- Regionalization of Emergent Vascular Surgery for Patients With Ruptured AAA Improves Outcomes.
- Repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm after cardiac arrest.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Professor of Surgery, Albany Medical College -
- America's Best Doctors Award, 2002-2010
- Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2011-2012
- Varicose Veins
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (aaa)
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Peripheral Artery Disease (pad)
- Vascular Disease
- Albany Medical Center Program
- Deaconess Medical Center
- Harvard Surgical Service
- Albany Medical Center- Vascular Surgery
Professional Society Memberships
- Society of Interventional Radiology, Society for Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Society
What do you attribute your success to?
Good Support From Partners, Hard Work, Dedication
Hobbies / Sports
- Skiing, Tennis
- Albany Medical Center
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