About Me

For me, patient care is a continuum of mental, physical and spiritual support throughout a patient's lifetime and in a sense, is a lifetime pact between the patient and physician.

The focus of my practice is on vascular disease – both medical and surgical – with an emphasis on surgical care. Specifically, I concentrate on all aspects of vascular surgery, including endovascular surgery.
I became interested in vascular surgery because it stimulated me more than any other aspect of surgery. It’s very challenging and requires a commitment to performing very technically precise operations.

In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my family, reading books about the Civil War and attending Ohio State football games.
  • America’s Top Surgeons
  • Department of Surgery Teaching Excellence Award
  • Castle Connolly awarded 2015 Top Doctor for Vascular Surgery
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Spider Veins
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
9/1/1971 - 6/15/1975


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1975 - 6/30/1980


Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

7/1/1980 - 6/30/1981

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

411 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

    I had really good experience with my PA - and provider. They listened to what I had to say. The bad things was they wasn't in my insurance's network. I would of really liked to continue my care with Dr. Vaccaro.

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020

    Friendly. To the point about test results.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    Dr. <span class='highlight hasPHI'>Vacarro</span> was specific, clear, and listened, answered questions completely or said he would find out.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

    Dr. Vaccaro is absolutely the best in all respects.

  • Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

    All aspects well conducted!

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

    Show competence in his field

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

    Good! Dr. Vaccaro has a great sense of humor, we have some humor stories that we shared. He saved my life with some surgery he performed on me in 2016.

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

    all went well

  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

    I've known Dr. Vaccaro since my husbands surgery in 2015. He doesn't remember us which didn't surprise me, but I was treated with the same kindness and concern as my husband which drew me to Dr. Vaccaro as a patient.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Vaccaro has reported no relationships with companies or entities.