Vascular surgeon Lindsey Marie Korepta, M.D., joins the MUSC Department of Surgery

May 16, 2024
Dr Korepta

The MUSC Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that vascular surgeon Lindsey Marie Korepta, M.D., RPVI, joins the MUSC Department of Surgery as an associate professor, effective June 3. Dr. Korepta joins MUSC from Loyola University Chicago Medical Center and previously Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her contributions to the field of vascular surgery are many. She has a strong interest in women's health and the treatment of aortic disease, carotid disease, hemodialysis access, and lower extremity venous and peripheral artery disease.

She introduced new, minimally invasive outpatient venous and arterial procedures to the office-based setting in both her practices in Chicago and Boston and worked to establish a regional vein center of excellence. She has expertise in arteriovenous access creation and helped to grow a multi-disciplinary, outpatient based hemodialysis access center. At MUSC, she will focus her practice on expanding outpatient based procedures in the management of venous disease, hemodialysis access, and peripheral artery disease as well as to continue to deliver innovative inpatient vascular care to further establish the MUSC Heart and Vascular Center as the premier location within the state for the management of complex vascular problems.

Dr. Korepta’s contributions to vascular surgery have earned her regional, national, and international recognition. She serves on national committees for the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) focused on education and scholarship. She enjoys surgical education and clinical research. Her love of teaching has been rewarded with two distinguished teaching awards from the Stritch School of Medicine. She serves as a reviewer for several journals including the SVS Vascular Insights Journal and Annals of Vascular Surgery.  Her work has been published in three book chapters, 12 original articles, and she has presented her research 45 times, both nationally and internationally, a testament to her global impact in the field.

In 2005, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She worked as a research assistant in a Cholera vaccine development lab at Harvard Medical School, while attending the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Korepta completed her M.D. in 2017 from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, in Grand Rapids, MI, and returned to Harvard School of Public Health to complete a master’s degree in Clinical Effectiveness before joining the staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital as a vascular surgeon in 2017. Her training has been extensive and broad within vascular surgery from world-renowned surgeons. As a native of South Carolina, she is excited to return and bring new and innovative techniques for the treatment of vascular conditions to the Charleston area.