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Timothy Chuter, M.D.

Vascular surgeon

Dr. Timothy Chuter is a vascular surgeon with a special interest in the use of branched and fenestrated stent-grafts to treat aneurysms of the aorta. Chuter designed, made and used the first bifurcated stent-graft for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, the first modular system for endovascular repair of an aortic arch aneurysm and the first modular system for bilateral iliac aneurysms. In addition, Chuter performed the first endovascular repair of the following: an inflammatory aneurysm, an aorto-bronchial fistula and a thoracoabdominal aneurysm.

Chuter earned medical and postgraduate research degrees at Nottingham University Medical School in England. He completed a residency in surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, followed by fellowship training at the University of Rochester, N.Y. -- first in critical care, then in vascular surgery. Prior to coming to UCSF in 1996, Chuter was an assistant professor of surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and an associate professor of radiology at Lund University in Sweden. He is director of the Endovascular Surgery Program and an associate professor.


Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-6110
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Nottingham University School of Medicine 1982


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, General Surgery 1990


University of Rochester Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine 1991
University of Rochester Medical Center, Vascular Surgery 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chuter TA. Invited commentary. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 62(3):549-50.
  2. Premprabha D, Sobel J, Pua C, Chong K, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. Visceral branch occlusion following aneurysm repair using multibranched thoracoabdominal stent-grafts. J Endovasc Ther. 2014 Dec; 21(6):783-90.
  3. Sobel JD, Vartanian SM, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto JS, Chuter TA, Reilly LM. Lower extremity weakness after endovascular aneurysm repair with multibranched thoracoabdominal stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 61(3):623-9.
  4. Haulon S, Greenberg RK, Spear R, Eagleton M, Abraham C, Lioupis C, Verhoeven E, Ivancev K, K÷lbel T, Stanley B, Resch T, Desgranges P, Maurel B, Roeder B, Chuter T, Mastracci T. Global experience with an inner branched arch endograft. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1709-16.
  5. Chuter TA. Commentary: from bespoke to off-the-shelf: the t-branch stent-graft for total endovascular TAAA repair. J Endovasc Ther. 2013 Dec; 20(6):726-7.
  6. Chuter TA, Qui˝ones-Baldrich WJ. Discussion. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul; 58(1):9.
  7. Gasper WJ, Reilly LM, Rapp JH, Grenon SM, Hiramoto JS, Sobel JD, Chuter TA. Assessing the anatomic applicability of the multibranched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm technique. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1553-8; discussion 1558.
  8. Jaussaud N, Chitsaz S, Meadows A, Wintermark M, Cambronero N, Azadani AN, Saloner DA, Chuter TA, Tseng EE. Acute type A aortic dissection intimal tears by 64-slice computed tomography: a role for endovascular stent-grafting? J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2013 Jun; 54(3):373-81.
  9. Chitsaz S, Azadani AN, Matthews PB, Chuter TA, Tseng EE, Ge L. Hemodynamic determinants of aortic dissection propagation by 2D computational modeling: implications for endovascular stent-grafting. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2012 Oct; 53(5):631-40.
  10. Reilly LM, Rapp JH, Grenon SM, Hiramoto JS, Sobel J, Chuter TA. Efficacy and durability of endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair using the caudally directed cuff technique. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jul; 56(1):53-63; discussion 63-4.
  11. Chuter TA. Invited commentary. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jan; 55(1):8-9.
  12. Chuter TA, Greenberg RK. Re: "branched grafts for thoracoabdominal aneurysms: off-label use of FDA-approved devices" by Dr. Karthik Kasirajan. J Endovasc Ther. 2011 Dec; 18(6):820-2; author reply 822-4.
  13. Chuter T, Greenberg RK. Standardized off-the-shelf components for multibranched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2011 Sep; 23(3):195-201.
  14. Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS, Park KH, Reilly LM. The transition from custom-made to standardized multibranched thoracoabdominal aortic stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):660-7; discussion 667-8.
  15. Azadani AN, Jaussaud N, Ge L, Chitsaz S, Chuter TA, Tseng EE. Valve-in-valve hemodynamics of 20-mm transcatheter aortic valves in small bioprostheses. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug; 92(2):548-55.
  16. Monahan TS, Chuter TA, Reilly LM, Rapp JH, Hiramoto JS. Long-term follow-up of neck expansion after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 52(2):303-7.
  17. Azadani AN, Jaussaud N, Matthews PB, Ge L, Chuter TA, Tseng EE. Transcatheter aortic valves inadequately relieve stenosis in small degenerated bioprostheses. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul; 11(1):70-7.
  18. Reilly LM, Chuter TA. Reversal of fortune: induced endoleak to resolve neurological deficit after endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. J Endovasc Ther. 2010 Feb; 17(1):21-9.
  19. Park KH, Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Sweet M, Chuter TA. Variation in the shape and length of the branches of a thoracoabdominal aortic stent graft: implications for the role of standard off-the-shelf components. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 51(3):572-6.
  20. Chuter T, Oderich GS. Commentary on "Modified fenestrated stent grafts". Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2009 Sep; 21(3):170-2.

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