Joseph J Ricotta

Joseph J Ricotta
CEO and Medical Director, Vascular Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, United States
Dr. Joseph Ricotta is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery. He brings years of valuable experience working at the nations leading institutions such as Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic to his roles as CEO and Medical Director of the Vascular Institute of Atlanta, Chair of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Northside Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia School of Medicine. He has also served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research, Director of Complex Aortic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Ricotta completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University, received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed the Halsted General Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was a traveling scholar and Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at Oxford University in England, and completed a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic followed by an Advanced Endovascular Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ricotta has garnered national and international recognition as an innovative pioneer and thought-leader in Vascular Surgery. He was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States, and is one of a few in the world, to perform Endovascular Robotic Surgery. He is the first surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts in high risks patients with complex aortic aneurysms, and was the first in Georgia to perform drug coated balloon angioplasty. In addition, he was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States and the only physician in Georgia to successfully perform the VenaSealTM closure procedure, the newest treatment for varicose veins and venous insufficiency. In addition to providing the entire spectrum of state of the art vascular and endovascular clinical services, Dr. Ricotta has authored over 200 publications, been an investigator in over 60 clinical research trials, and has delivered over 300 lectures on the national and international stage. He serves as an Editor or on the Editorial Board for several professional medical publications, is the co-Founder and Meeting Chair of the International Aortic Summit, Chair of the Incoming Fellows Program of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and Chair of the Membership Committee in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. Throughout his esteemed career, he has served on multiple committees of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and regularly serves on advisory boards or as a consultant to a myriad of industrial corporations. Dr. Ricotta has received numerous awards and has been repeatedly elected as a U.S. News and World Report and an Atlanta Magazine ?Top Doctor? as one of ?America?s Best Doctors? by Castle Connolly, awarded to the top 1% of doctors in the nation. He been repeatedly chosen as a ?Top Surgeon? in the United States, and has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow by the Society for Vascular Surgery. With his abundant experience and reputation as one of the best vascular surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ricotta is also dedicated to training and teaching future physicians and vascular surgeons. Through his position as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the GRU/UGA School of Medicine, he is very active in the training of medical students, physician assistant students, surgical residents and fellows. He also leads a variety of training workshops on new and innovative endovascular and surgical techniques for physicians and vascular surgeons from all over the world.
Research Interest
Cutting-Edge Minimally Invasive Endovascular Therapy, Endovascular Robotic Surgery, Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment, Carotid/Cerebrovascular Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment, Venous Disease- Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, DVT (Blood Clots), Port Placement, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Wound Healing, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, Renal and Mesenteric Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment, Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis, IVC filter placement and Retrieval, Dialysis Access Creation and Maintenance ( AV Fistula and AV Graft, Dialysis catheters)