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Karl Illig, MD

Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

Division Director, College Of Medicine Surgery

Director, Division of Vascular Surgery, College Of Medicine

Director, Division of Vascular Surgery, College of Medicine, USF

Contact Info Division of Vascular Surgery
2 TGH Circle, STC 7016
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: killig@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-0921

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  • MD, Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, 1988

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cardiovascular Sciences

Research Interests

  • My research has recently focused on complex problems after AV access such as steal and central vein stenosis as well as issues surrounding thoracic outlet syndrome. I also am running a prospective randomized trial exploring the utility of specific case rehearsal prior to carotid endarterectomy.


  • Florida Vascular Society (Secretary, 2016 - Present)
  • American Surgical Association (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • Vascular Access Society of America (Counselor-at-large, 2008 - Present)
  • Society of University Surgeons (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • Surgical Biology Club III (Member, 2006 - Present)
  • Association for Chairs in Vascular Surgery (Member, 2005 - Present)
  • International Society for Vascular Surgery (Member, 2004 - Present)
  • Central Surgical Society (Member, 2002 - Present)
  • Eastern Vascular Society (Member, 2000 - Present)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow, 2000 - Present)
  • American Venous Forum (Member, 2000 - Present)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery (Distinguished Academic Fellow, 2000 - Present)
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society (Past President, Member, 1997 - Present)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (Member, 1995 - Present)
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (Member, 1991 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Carroll MI, Downes K, Miladinovic B, Illig KA, Armstrong PA, Back MR, Johnson BL, Shames ML. A single-institution experience: the integrated vascular surgery residency's effect on fellowship and general surgery resident case volume and diversity. Annals of vascular surgery. 28(1) : 253-9, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24161440
  • Leone JP, Glaser AD, Hufstetler R, Illig KA. Videoscopic basilic vein harvest for creation of transposed brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistulae. Vascular and endovascular surgery. 48(5-6) : 421-4, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25080451
  • Varble N, Day S, Phillips D, Mix D, Schwarz K, Illig KA, Chandra A. In vitro hemodynamic model of the arm arteriovenous circulation to study hemodynamics of native arteriovenous fistula and the distal revascularization and interval ligation procedure. Journal of vascular surgery. 59(5) : 1410-7, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845661
  • Davis GR, Illig KA, Yang G, Nguyen TH, Shames ML. An approach to EVAR simulation using patient specific modeling. Annals of vascular surgery. 28(7) : 1769-74, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24911807
  • Illig KA, Kalata E, Reed A, Glass C, Gillespie DL. Recruiting strategies for potential 0+5 vascular residency applicants. Annals of vascular surgery. 26(1) : 1-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21764547