Eric K. Peden, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


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.

Education & Training

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



PRT 201-310



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. DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000792

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.04.029

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.08.101

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.099

Description and early outcomes of the hybrid graft for dialysis
Gomez, LF & Peden, EK 2017, Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 18, pp. S64-S67. DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000696

Dialysis-associated steal syndrome (DASS)
Mohamed, AS & Peden, EK 2017, Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 18, pp. S68-S73. DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000684

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. DOI: 10.3389/fsurg.2017.00013

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.06.034

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.

Superior Vena Cava Reconstruction Using Femoropopliteal Vein as a Panel Graft
Zubair, MM, Duran, CA & Peden, EK 2016, Annals of Vascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.03.185

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. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00557-2

Revision using distal inflow is a safe and effective treatment for ischemic steal syndrome and pathologic high flow after access creation
Loh, TM, Bennett, ME & Peden, EK 2016, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 441-445. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.08.098

Right Brachial to Atrial Xenograft Conduit for Hemodialysis Access: A Case Report
Lu, T, Anaya-Ayala, JE, Reardon, MJ, Peden, EK & Davies, MG 2015, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 29, no. 8. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.05.036

Early experience with a novel hybrid vascular graft for hemodialysis access creation in patients with disadvantaged anatomy
Anaya-Ayala, JE, Davies, MG, El-Sayed, HF, Peden, EK & Naoum, JJ 2015, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 778-785. DOI: 10.1177/1526602815598754

Evaluating and treating venous outflow stenoses is necessary for the successful open surgical treatment of arteriovenous fistula aneurysms
Patel, MS, Street, T, Davies, MG, Peden, EK & Naoum, JJ 2015, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 444-448. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.07.033

Application of human type I pancreatic elastase (PRT-201) to the venous anastomosis of arteriovenous grafts in patients with chronic kidney disease
Dwivedi, AJ, Roy-Chaudhury, P, Peden, EK, Browne, BJ, Ladenheim, ED, Scavo, VA, Gustafson, PN, Wong, MD, Magill, M, Lindow, F, Blair, AT, Jaff, MR, Franano, FN & Burke, SK 2014, Journal of Vascular Access, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 376-384. DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000235

Open arterial revascularization of the critically ischemic foot using arterial homograft
Naoum, JJ, Bismuth, J, El-Sayed, HF, Davies, MG, Peden, EK & Lumsden, AB 2014, Journal Medical Libanais, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 125-129.

Human type i pancreatic elastase treatment of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with chronic kidney disease
Hye, RJ, Peden, EK, OConnor, TP, Browne, BJ, Dixon, BS, Schanzer, AS, Jensik, SC, Dember, LM, Jaff, MR & Burke, SK 2014, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 60, no. 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.02.037

A comparison between the HeRO graft and conventional arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patients
Nassar, GM, Glickman, MH, Mclafferty, RB, Kevin Croston, J, Zarge, JI, Katzman, HE, Peden, EK, Lawson, JH, Martinez, JM & Thackeray, L 2014, Seminars in dialysis, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 310-318. DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12173

Volume flow measurements in arteriovenous dialysis access in patients with and without steal syndrome
Bavare, CS, Bismuth, J, El-Sayed, HF, Huynh, TT, Peden, EK, Davies, MG, Lumsden, AB & Naoum, JJ 2013, International Journal of Vascular Medicine, vol. 2013, 328601. DOI: 10.1155/2013/328601