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Gifford, Edward D., MD, FSVS, FACS, RPVI

Director, East Region Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; Co-director, East Region Limb Preservation Program




English, Spanish

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients

Vascular Surgery

Endovascular Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Dissection, Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Complex Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Complex Endovascular Aortic Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease, Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, Limb Salvage, Lower Extremity Open Therapy, Mesenteric Vascular Disease, Peripheral Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Popliteal Aneurysms, Renal Artery Disease, Thoracic Aneurysm Surgery, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), Varicose Vein Therapy, Vein Disease, Venous Occlusive Disease


Mayo Clinic

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Medical School
Albany Medical College

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Professional Organizations

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, Member
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Member
  • New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society for Vascular Surgery, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

I would really recommend *Dr. Gifford to others. He was both very clear in explaining the treatment and had an exceptional talent for making me feel comfortable and calm during the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent medical care & team.

5 out of 5 stars

#4. Didn't ask me. Wait a while for surgery.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Gifford always takes time to ask questions on how I am doing and always answers questions about any concerns I have and always leaves me with the open door policy if anything transpires before my next appointment

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Gifford was extremely kind and he made me feel that the problems I had with circulation of my lower left leg was a circular problem, but he said that I could control the condition by wearing compression stockings.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

i was seen by dr. gifford's resident first, who was very thorough and knowledgeable. when dr. gifford came in, he too was excellent with his explanations. both had a nice "bedside manner." in my case, testing was done to see that the blood flow in my lower leg was good enough so i can have ankle surgery. i recommend dr. gifford and his resident to anyone who needs to seek out a vascular doctor.

4 out of 5 stars

I'm always treated well 😌 🙂. Thank you for your Services!

5 out of 5 stars

Very thorough and genuinely focused. Helped my husband and I better understand a complex medical condition and offered potential solutions outside of his scope of vascular practice. Helped us better understand the vascular issue at hand as well. Great communicator and thoughtful in helping me consider options for resolution.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Gifford and his staff of nurses and technicians are very helpful and professional, explaining procedures and options for treatment and what to expect.


Dr. Gifford is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute. He serves as Co-director for the East Region Limb Preservation Program. His clinical interests include lower extremity peripheral arterial disease, complex aortic aneurysm repair, and vein disease. He is passionate about limb preservation, and enjoys the long-term relationship he develops with the patients he sees in the office: “Helping my patients understand what Vascular disease is, offering reassurance, and laying out both the medical and surgical options that we have for treating them is the most rewarding part of my job.”

He has an extensive research background that includes medical device innovation, quality improvement in delivering vascular care, and optimizing surgical education. He is board certified in both Vascular Surgery as well as General Surgery.

Dr. Gifford comes to Hartford HealthCare after completing his Vascular surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. A native of California, he was drawn back to the Northeast after completing his medical education at Albany Medical College in 2010.




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