Eric K. Peden, MD

J.C. “Rusty” Walter III Centennial Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Academic Institute
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Residency & Fellowship Programs, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program


Eric K. Peden, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1993. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a subsequent vascular surgery fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s MedicalCenter in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Peden also went on to do an additional Endovascular Fellowship at Texas Tech in Houston.

In July 1999, Dr. Peden accepted a position as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In 2004, Dr. Peden accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. In May 2007, Dr. Peden accepted a position of Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center and was subsequently named Chief of Vascular Surgery in 2008.

As both a surgeon and clinical instructor, Dr. Peden has received multiple awards including the A.O.R.N. Distinguished Surgeon Award in 2008 and Attending Teaching Award (Vascular Surgery Fellows). Prior to joining Methodist as an Assistant Professor in 2006, Dr. Peden was an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2008 he was appointed Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, Texas.

Dr. Peden’s clinical expertise is in limb salvage, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Dialysis Access, Aortic Disease Management, Aneurysms, Varicose Vein Treatment, and Visceral Revascularization. Dr. Peden also focuses time and attention to research in various areas including Dialysis Access, Arterial Occlusive and Aneurismal Disease Advancement, and Advanced Venous Disease. 

Description of Research

My research interests are quite broad within vascular surgery. I run our research affinity group in vascular surgery, focused on the industry sponsored trials which encompass trials for critical limb ischemia, venous disease, dialysis access, and arterial aneurysms.

We have multiple ongoing outcomes projects utilizing retrospective data encompassing mostly arterial disease and dialysis access outcomes with surgical treatments.

I am the principal investigator in an ongoing human trial looking at tissue samples, biochemical markers, and clinical outcomes in dialysis access surgeries which I am funding. I am also principal investigator in a trial using an animal model for dialysis access fistulas and nanotechnology with local funding support.

Clinically, my practice is very heavy in dialysis access. I have leveraged this for a high volume clinical practice, excellent training opportunity for residents and fellows, and research productivity. I have been principal investigator in multiple industry trials and continue to publish on novel techniques and surgical outcomes. I have now worked on two animal models and run national meetings at my institution to train others in dialysis access. I am a frequent speaker at national and occasionally international meetings on dialysis access. Over the course of my career, I hope to influence dialysis access outcomes through my practice and research activities and involvement at the national/international level with societies, industry partners, and meetings.

Areas Of Expertise

Dialysis access Critical limb ischemia Venous disease Arterial aneurysms
Education & Training

MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship, Rush Presbyterian-Saint Luke's Hospital
Residency, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Uretero-Iliac artery fistula: A rare cause of haematuria
Hernandez, N, Desroches, B, Peden, E & Satkunasivam, R 2020, , BMJ Case Reports, vol. 13, no. 9, e232189.

Collateral Arterial Pathways in Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
Vowels, TJ, Rojo, MR, Chinnadurai, P & Peden, EK 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 2.

Early cannulation of the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow graft
Vowels, TJ, Mohamed, A, Bennett, ME & Peden, EK 2020, Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 186-194.

Efficacy and safety associated with the use of the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System: Results from a prospective, multicenter Food and Drug Administration–approved Investigational Device Exemption study
Razavi, MK, Peden, EK, Sorial, E, Ross, JR, Aruny, JE, Pflederer, TA, Wasse, H & Haskal, ZJ 2020, , Journal of Vascular Access.

The role of surgery for assisted maturation after endovascular and percutaneous arteriovenous fistula creation
Illig, KA, Lok, C, Rajan, DK, Aruny, J, Peden, E, Nelson, P, London, MJ & Ross, JR 2020, , Journal of Vascular Access.

Notch signaling in bone marrow–derived FSP-1 cells initiates neointima formation in arteriovenous fistulas
Liang, M, Guo, Q, Huang, F, Han, G, Song, K, Luo, J, Cheng, H, Hu, H, Peden, EK, Chen, C, Mitch, WE, Du, J, Fu, X, Truong, L & Cheng, J 2019, , Kidney international, vol. 95, no. 6, pp. 1347-1358.

A randomized trial of vonapanitase (PATENCY-1) to promote radiocephalic fistula patency and use for hemodialysis
PATENCY-1 Investigators 2019, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 507-515.

Medial claviculectomy for the treatment of recalcitrant central venous stenosis of hemodialysis patients
Auyang, PL, Chauhan, Y, Loh, TM, Bennett, ME & Peden, EK 2019, , Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders.

Left axillary to right atrium anterior chest wall graft using bovine carotid artery conduit
Zubair, MM, Bennett, ME & Peden, EK 2018, , Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 187-190.

Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Surgery is Safe and Effective in Patients with Prior Abdominal Surgery
Mohamed, A, Bennett, M, Gomez, L, Massingill, E, Le, L, Peden, E & Bechara, CF 2018, , Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Arteriovenous fistula patency in the 3 years following vonapanitase and placebo treatment
Peden, EK, OConnor, TP, Browne, BJ, Dixon, BS, Schanzer, AS, Jensik, SC, Sam, AD & Burke, SK 2017, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1113-1120.

Establishing patient-specific criteria for selecting the optimal upper extremity vascular access procedure
Woo, K, Ulloa, J, Allon, M, Carsten, CG, Chemla, ES, Henry, ML, Huber, TS, Lawson, JH, Lok, CE, Peden, EK, Scher, L, Sidawy, A, Maggard-Gibbons, M & Cull, D 2017, , Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1089-1103.e1.

Dialysis-associated steal syndrome (DASS)
Mohamed, AS & Peden, EK 2017, , Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 18, pp. S68-S73.

Description and early outcomes of the hybrid graft for dialysis
Gomez, LF & Peden, EK 2017, , Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 18, pp. S64-S67.

Stent Grafts Can Convert Unusable Upper Arm Arteriovenous Fistulas into a Functioning Hemodialysis Access: A Retrospective Case Series
Bavare, CS, Street, TK, Peden, EK, Davies, M & Naoum, JJ 2017, , Frontiers in Surgery, vol. 4, 13.

Stent Grafts Can Convert Unusable Upper Arm Arteriovenous Fistulas into a Functioning Hemodialysis Access: A Retrospective Case Series
Bavare, CS, Street, TK, Peden, EK, Davies, MG & Naoum, JJ 2017, Frontiers in surgery, vol. 4, pp. 13.

Central venous stenosis/occlusion in dialysis patients
Mohamed, A, Lu, T & Peden, EK 2017, . in Innovations in Dialysis Vascular Access Surgery. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 245-255.

Axillary Artery to Right Atrial Graft for Dialysis Access Using an Autologous Femoropopliteal Vein
Chauhan, Y, Zubair, MM, Inkollu, S & Peden, EK 2017, , Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Superior Vena Cava Reconstruction Using Femoropopliteal Vein as a Panel Graft
Zubair, MM, Duran, CA & Peden, EK 2016, , Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Bioengineered human acellular vessels for dialysis access in patients with end-stage renal disease: Two phase 2 single-arm trials
Lawson, JH, Glickman, MH, Ilzecki, M, Jakimowicz, T, Jaroszynski, A, Peden, EK, Pilgrim, AJ, Prichard, HL, Guziewicz, M, Przywara, S, Szmidt, J, Turek, J, Witkiewicz, W, Zapotoczny, N, Zubilewicz, T & Niklason, LE 2016, , The Lancet, vol. 387, no. 10032, pp. 2026-2034.