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Michael J. Rush , MD

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Telephone: 
(954) 492-5797
Fax: 
(954) 351-5999
Specialty/Specialties: 
Radiology_Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology_Vascular Interventional Radiology
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Current Leadership Position
Chief, Department of Radiology - Holy Cross Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Medical Executive Committee - Holy Cross Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, FL
President and Founder, South Florida Medical Imaging, P.A. - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Focus Areas
Vascular Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Imaging

Certifications
American Board of Radiology
American Board of Radiology - Interventional and Vascular Radiology

Internship / Residency
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology - University of Southern California Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA (1978-1981)
Internship, Categorical Radiology - University of Southern California Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA (1977-1978)

Higher Education
University of South Florida Medical School, M.D. - Tampa, FL (1977)

Professional Associations
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Southeastern Florida Radiological Society
Caducean Society

Consultant Roles
Past member, Scientific Advisory Board, Pfizer-Schneider
Consultant, Abbot Laboratories (Hospital Services Division)

Research
Current
Comparing Prostate Artery Embolization to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Protocol BPH-P3-12-01.  Sponsor:  Merit Medical / Biosphere Medical

Post Marketing Study Stenting and Angioplasty with Protection in Patients at High-Risk for Endarterectomy (SAPPHIRE-WW), Protocol P06-3603.  Sponsor:  Cordis Corporation

A Boston Scientific Trial of the EPIC™ Nitinol Stent System in the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Iliac Arteries (ORION), Protocol CDM00025278.  Sponsor:  Boston Scientific Corporation

CONTINuous Infra-Inguinal Stenting Using the Bard® LifeStent® VasUlar Stent SysteMs (CONTINUUM), Protocol BPV-08-001.  Sponsor:  Bard Peripheral Vascular

Past
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Ixmyelocel-T in Subjects with Critical Limb Ischemia and No Options for Revascularization, Protocol 55-1009-01

Emboshield and Xact Post Approval Carotid Stent Trial (EXACT), Protocol 640-0063-01.  Sponsor:  Abbott Vascular

Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis Versus Bare Nitinol Stent in the Treatment of Long (> 8 cm) Superficial Femoral Artery Occlusive Disease (VIBRANT), Protocol SFA 05-03.  Sponsor:  W. L. Gore & Associates

Carotid Revascularization with ev3 Arterial Technology Evolution Post Approval Study (CREATE- PAS), Protocol P-2611. 

Prospective aneurysm Trial:  High AnGle AORfix bifurcated Stent graft (PYTHAGORAS), Protocol 2005-01.  Sponsor:  Lombard Medical Technologies, Inc.
Sponsor:  ev3 Endovascular, Inc.

34 mm Infrarenal Bifurcated Stent, Protocol 07-001. 
Sponsor:  Endologix, Inc.

Evaluation of Dotarem® Enhanced MRA Compared to Time-of-Flight MRA in the Diagnosis of Carotid and Vertebral Basilar Arterial Disease, Protocol DGD-44-049.  Sponsor:  Guerbet

Evaluation of Dotarem® Enhanced MRA Compared to Time-of-Flight MRA in the Diagnosis of Renal Arterial Disease, Protocol DGD-44-047. 
Sponsor:  Guerbet

GORE VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface in the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery Obstructive Disease (VIPER), Protocol VPR 07-03.  Sponsor:  W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

The US StuDy for EvalUating EndovasculaR TreAtments of Lesions in the Superficial Femoral Artery and Proximal Popliteal By usIng the Protégé EverfLex NitInol STent SYstem II (DURABILITY II), Protocol P-2424.  Sponsor:  ev3 Endovascular, Inc

GORE VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface in the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Artery Obstructive Disease (VIPER), Protocol VPR-07-03.  Sponsor:  W.L. Gore & Associates

Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Using a Bilateral Percutaneous Approach (PEVAR) vs. Standard Approach (SEVAR) Using the IntuiTrak Endovascular AAA Delivery System and the Prostar XL or Perclose ProGlide Suture-Mediated Closure System (PEVAR), Protocol CP-0001.  Sponsor:  Endologix, Inc.

A Boston Scientific Trial of the EPIC™ Nitinol Stent System in the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Iliac Arteries (ORION), Protocol CDM00025278.  Sponsor:  Boston Scientific Corporation

CONTINuous Infra-Inguinal Stenting Using the Bard® LifeStent® VasUlar Stent SysteMs (CONTINUUM), Protocol BPV-08-001.  Sponsor:  Bard Peripheral Vascular

Carotid Stenting For High Surgical-Risk Patients; Evaluating Outcomes Through The Collection of Clinical Evidence (CHOICE), Protocol 06-717.  Sponsor:  Abbott Vascular

Phase 1 Clinical Study of the Safety and Performance of the Relay Thoracic Stent-Graft in Patients with Thoracic Aortic Pathologies, Protocol IP-0001-04.  Sponsor:  Bolton Medical

Positive Impact of Endovascular Options for Treating Aneurysm Early (PIVOTAL) Study, Protocol VS-2005-01. 
Sponsor: Medtronic / The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Carotid Artery Stenting with Emboli Protection Surveillance – Post Marketing Study (CASES-PMS), Protocol P04-5204. 
Sponsor:  Cordis Corporation

Cordis renal artery stent trial (Aspire II)

Carotid stent trial (Wallstent co-authored protocol)

Cordis 7F Hydrolyser Thrombectomy catheter (National USA Principal Investigator)

Cordis 6F Hydrolyser Thrombectomy catheter (National USA Principal Investigator)

Schneider Wallstent central venous stent trial

Schneider Wallstent peripheral venous stent trial

Boston Scientific Iliac Stent trial  (Symphony trial)

On going or recently completed FDA protocol research (last eighteen months as of October 1999)

One of six physicians in U.S. to participate in FDA protocol for placing Schneider Medical Inc. vascular wallstents

One of twenty physicians in U.S. to participate in Nitinol Inferior Vena Caval filters (Completed 1990)

National Grant X-ray Crystallography Research, University of Florida (Summer 1973)

National Presentations
Speaker at Vascular Workshop at annual meetings

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
     March 1995
     March 1996
     March 1998
     March 1999
     Invited March 2000

Location

4725 N. Federal Highway Radiology Dept.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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