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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

Amazing, explains everything and answers questions. Patient to not feel you are being rushed out of there, polite, sincere, confident and professional

5 out of 5 stars

Love Dr. Gifford. He made me comfortable with all the information he gave me. I trust him.

5 out of 5 stars

Cardiovascular unit was overwhelming motivational !

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Gifford's youth, professionalism and vast experience speak well for his practice. He readily suggested getting a second opinion if we chose to. He easily inspires confidence and listens attentively and answers questions skillfully in his consultation. We never felt rushed. He is priceless. We feel blessed to have this wonderful vascular surgeon.


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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