Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2003)
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science (2008), Research
New York Presbyterian Hospital (2010), General Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital (2012), Vascular Surgery

Research Interest

  • Genetics of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Lipoprotein Receptor signaling mechanisms in aortic aneurysm pathogenesis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Durability of open repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Tsai S, Conrad MF, Patel VI, Kwolek CJ, LaMuraglia GM, Brewster DC, Cambria RP J. Vasc. Surg. 2012 Jul 56 1 2-7
Anti-receptor for advanced glycation end products therapies as novel treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Zhang F, Kent KC, Yamanouchi D, Zhang Y, Kato K, Tsai S, Nowygrod R, Schmidt AM, Liu B Ann. Surg. 2009 Sep 250 3 416-23
TGF-beta through Smad3 signaling stimulates vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and neointimal formation.
Tsai S, Hollenbeck ST, Ryer EJ, Edlin R, Yamanouchi D, Kundi R, Wang C, Liu B, Kent KC Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2009 Aug 297 2 H540-9
Transforming growth factor-beta promotes recruitment of bone marrow cells and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells through stimulation of MCP-1 production in vascular smooth muscle cells.
Zhang F, Tsai S, Kato K, Yamanouchi D, Wang C, Rafii S, Liu B, Kent KC J. Biol. Chem. 2009 Jun 284 26 17564-74
Upregulation of protein kinase cdelta in vascular smooth muscle cells promotes inflammation in abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Schubl S, Tsai S, Ryer EJ, Wang C, Hu J, Kent KC, Liu B J. Surg. Res. 2009 May 153 2 181-7
The role of progenitor cells in the development of intimal hyperplasia.
Tsai S, Butler J, Rafii S, Liu B, Kent KC J. Vasc. Surg. 2009 Feb 49 2 502-10