Nabeel R. Rana MD, Vascular Surgeon
College/Medical School: Villanova University and MCP Hahnemann University (now Drexel), Philadelphia, PA
Surgery Residency: Medical Center of Delaware/ Christiana Care Health Systems
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship: Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL
- Open and minimally invasive arterial and venous surgery
- Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery/stent implantation
- Carotid artery surgery and stent implantation
- Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery
Dr. Rana knew he wanted to be a surgeon at a very young age and never considered anything else. Having several physicians in his family, he was exposed to medicine, and to the values of helping and healing others, from a very early age. His father, a passionate General/Vascular/Thoracic surgeon, was the greatest influence in his life and career decisions. While in junior high, after watching his father perform vascular surgery, Nabeel decided he wanted to become a surgeon. During residency, vascular surgery became his choice because of the technical skill required, the long-term patient relationships formed, and the constantly pursued innovation and exciting advancement in the field with regards to endovascular surgery.
Joining HeartCare Midwest in October, 2009, Dr. Rana is pleased to work with vascular surgeon, Syed Hussain and together they plan to grow a comprehensive vascular program for HeartCare Midwest. Dr. Rana is a fellow in the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Rana and his wife, Aaisha, have two daughters. Although he has received many academic accolades and won the Top Gun surgical skills competition among all senior vascular fellows in the nation, Dr. Rana's proudest accomplishment is being named "Best Dad in the World" by his daughters!
In his free time, he enjoys all sports, music, photography, playing the guitar and traveling; recently certified in scuba diving.
- Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Best part of job
"It's the reason I went into medicine; helping and healing. I look forward to meeting new patients everyday and establishing special relationships with all of them. The constant challenge of managing complex vascular disease and keeping up with the latest therapies and technologies to best treat it makes this the most exciting job in the world."