Thomas S. Riles, MD

  • Specialties: Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7311

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

carotid endarterectomy, aortic aneurysm, thoracic outlet syndrome, aneurysm repair


  • Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Exec Dir NY Simulation Ctr for Health Sciences
  • Assoc Dean Medical Education & Technology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), 1983
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Vascular Surgery, 1977
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Surgery, 1976
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Surgery, 1971
  • MD from Baylor University, 1959

Locations and Appointments

40 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • American Imaging Network
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Medicare
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6F
New York, NY 10016

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My Research

New York University Medical Center has been in the forefront in the treatment of vascular disease for over three decades. The list of contributions to the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease are vast and individuals associated with these contributions have been national leaders in the fields of neurology, cardiac surgery; vascular surgery, radiology and nursing. This multidisciplinary approach to vascular problems is reflected in wide participation by radiologists, vascular surgeons, internists and nurse specialists in Vascular Conference, Hemangioma and AVM Clinics.

The Division of Vascular Surgery at NYUMC, directed by Thomas S. Riles, M.D., is one of the most active vascular services on the East Coast. In addition to the 1,000 admissions to Tisch Hospital each year, the services at Bellevue and the Manhattan VA represent another 500 admissions. Interests of the division include: (1) pathology of the atherosclerotic plaque; (2) validation of preoperative tests used in cerebrovascular surgery, preoperative assessment of cardiac disease in patients undergoing vascular surgery, operative technique for carotid, vertebral and aortic surgery, postoperative complications and long-term results after vascular surgery; (3) management of AIDS patients undergoing vascular access surgery and thromboembolic disease of the venous system; and (4) management of patients with congenital arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Riles is one of 15 principal investigators in a national randomized study of the use of endovascular grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Riles and Robert J. Rosen, M.D. are currently involved in six investigations: (1) a prospective randomized study comparing the Endograft System to conventional surgery for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms; (2) Thrombolytic therapy and thoracic outlet decompressions for the management of spontaneous axillary vein thrombosis; (3) Patch angioplasty and application: alternatives to intraoperative imaging for the prevention of postoperative thrombosis and residual stenosis after carotid endarterectomy; (4) late results of percutaneous balloon angioplasty for tibial and peroneal artery stenosis; (5) comparison of early and delayed carotid endarterectomy after acute stroke; (6) a follow-up study of patients under the age of 55 who have undergone carotid surgery for symptomatic or asymptomatic stenosis.



  • NYU College of Nursing Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) Program Interprofessional Education Event [Meeting Abstract]

    Hartnett, Erin; Haber, Judith; Allen, Ken; Riles, Thomas; Bryant, Kellie; Crowe, Ruth; Adams, Jennifer; Bella, Abigail
    Nursing research. 2015 MAR-APR. 64 (2): E69-E70


    Kalet, Adina; Yavner, Steve; Song, Hyuksoon; Szyld, Demian; Pusic, Martin V; Ng, Grace; Nick, Mike; Riles, Thomas
    Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 APR. 30: S510-S510

  • Co-existence of vascular disease in different arterial beds: Peripheral artery disease and carotid artery stenosis - Data from Life Line Screening

    Razzouk, Louai; Rockman, Caron B; Patel, Manesh R; Guo, Yu; Adelman, Mark A; Riles, Thomas S; Berger, Jeffrey S
    Atherosclerosis. 2015 Jun. 241 (2): 687-691

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