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“Vascular surgeons are specialists who are highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system. Your blood vessels –arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart — are the roadways of your circulatory system. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function. Conditions such as hardening of the arteries can create “traffic jams” in your circulatory system, obstructing the flow of blood to any part of the body.“ – Society of Vascular Surgery“

Dr. April Rodriguez joined Alyeska Vascular Surgery in 2017 after completing her residency. During residency she met Dr. Steiner in Seattle as he referred an acute patient to Seattle for further treatment; he accompanied the patient to ensure proper care. This level of care resonated with Dr. Rodriguez sparking her interest to join a practice with such patient-centered care.

Prior to joining AVS, April was born in Michigan, she graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences cum laude with a minor in chemistry in 2006. April then attended the University of Michigan where she obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Research as well as her Doctorate of Medicine in 2012.

Dr. Rodriguez  then attended the University of Washington Department of Surgery enrolling in the Integrated vascular surgery program where she completed her five year residency.

During her pursuit, Dr. Rodriguez achieved many honors and awards such as the Dean’s list as will as first place during the Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference Resident Competition. April has coauthored numerous peer reviewed publications as well as serves as a Captain in the National Army Guard as a Field Surgeon.

Dr. Rodriguez now serves as a managing partner within Alyeska Vascular as well as the Medical Director for its Vascular Lab. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in vascular surgery treating vascular diseases such as acute limb ischemia, carotid stenosis, chronic kidney disease and peripheral arterial occlusive disease.

On a personal note, April enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing at Alyeska Resort. Living near the ocean in Seattle led her to partake in boating excursions in her spare time; now living in Alaska, fishing is now ranked top five recreational activities. Dr. Rodriguez also loves pets, specifically dogs, yet her all time favorite animal since her move to Alaska is now Moose!

Treating vascular diseases


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  • Education
  • Residency & Fellowships
  • Awards & Honors & Board Certifications
  • Research & Publications
  • Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI 06/2004-12/2006
    • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, December 2006, Cum Laude
      Minor in Chemistry, December 2006
  • University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI Aug 2007-June 2012
    Doctorate of Medicine, May 2012
  • University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Ann Arbor, MI August 2010- August 2011
    Master of Science in Clinical Research, August 2011
  • University of Washington Seattle, WA July 2012-July 2017
    Department of Surgery
    Integrated Vascular Surgery Resident
  • Vascular Surgery Board Certification #103046
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation® (RPVI®)

Peer Reviewed Publications
Rodriguez AL, Wojcik BM, Wrobleski SK, Myers DD,Jr, Wakefield TW, Diaz JA. Statins, inflammation and deep vein thrombosis: A systematic review. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2012;33(4):371-382.

Rodriguez AL, Singh N, Rowe VL, O’Donnell SD, Gillespie DL, Goff JM. Atherosclerotic Disease of the Carotid Artery. eMedicine. April 2016.

Book Chapters
Rodriguez AL, Quiroga E. Quality of Life after rAAA. Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Starnes BW, Veith F,
Mehta M. (ed). Springer. In press.

Rodriguez AL, Shalhub S. Hemodialysis access-related aneurysms. Hemodialysis Access: Fundamentals and Advanced Management. Shalhub S, Dua, and Shin S (eds.). Springer. In press.

Academic Presentations
Rodriguez AL, Brakenridge SC, Starnes BW. Successful open repair of a symptomatic type II endoleak. Pacific Northwest Vascular Society. Vancouver, BC. October 2012.

Rodriguez AL, Tran NT. Management of traumatic renal artery pseudoaneurysm. Pacific Northwest Vascular Society. Coeur d’Alene, ID. October 2013.

Rodriguez AL, Vadiya S, Meissner MH. A hybrid approach to the repair of a head and neck venous malformation. Pacific Northwest Vascular Society. Portland, OR. October 2014.

Rodriguez AL, Hatsukami TS, Eugenio E, Tang, GL. Carotid duplex peak systolic velocity does not predict intraplaque hemorrhage. Pacific Northwest Vascular Society. Portland, OR. October 2014.

Rodriguez AL, Vadiya S, Meissner MH. A hybrid approach to the treatment of venous malformations. Strandness Vascular Care Conference. Honolulu, HI. February 2015.

Rodriguez AL, Quiroga E. Major amputations in the very elderly. Pacific Northwest Vascular Society. Seattle, WA. October 2015.

Rodriguez AL, Tran NT, Quiroga E. Mycotic AAA after BCG therapy for bladder carcinoma. Pacific Northwest Vascular Society. Seattle, WA. October 2015.

Rodriguez AL, Starnes BW. Eagle’s Syndrome. Seattle Surgical Society. Seattle, WA. February 2016.

Rodriguez AL, Starnes BW, Singh N. Management of a ruptured popliteal artery aneurysm. Seattle Surgical Society. Seattle, WA. February 2016.

Rodriguez, AL. Resident perspectives on feedback before and after the introduction of a mobile assessment tool. Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery. Chicago, IL. March 2016.

Rodriguez AL, Mandell S, Singh N, Tran NT, Starnes BW, Quiroga E. Associated bowel injury does not affect outcomes of traumatic iliac vessel injuries. Society for Vascular Surgery – Vascular Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. June 2016.

Rodriguez AL, Starnes BW, Singh N. Novel technique for ablation of persistent retrograde perfusion of false lumen in chronic aortic dissection. Society for Vascular Surgery – Vascular Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. June 2016.

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