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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
525 East 68th Street , Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-5812
(646) 962-8450
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Comprehensive Vein Program
525 East 68th Street , Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-8450

Personal Statement

Darren B. Schneider, M.D. is Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Director of the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is a board-certified in both Surgery and Vascular Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an internationally-recognized expert in advanced minimally invasive vascular and endovascular procedures and completed formal training in both vascular surgery and interventional radiology. Dr. Schneider has extensive experience in minimally invasive procedures, as he was one of the first surgeons in the country to apply advanced endovascular techniques for the treatment of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms and dissections, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Over the past decade he has treated many hundreds of patients using state-of-the-art technology and is a vascular specialist committed to the comprehensive care of the patient with vascular disease. His expertise also includes minimally invasive and open surgical techniques for treatment of varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and he performs thoracoscopic sympathectomy, a minimally invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis. He has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America from 2005 - 2014 by Castle Connolly and US News World, and was named one of America's Best Surgeons. New York Magazine has repeatedly recognized his as one of New York's "Best Doctors," and he has been selected consistently as a "New York SuperDoctor," an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians. 

To find out more about vascular and endovascular surgery at NYP/Weill Cornell visit our website at

For Dr. Schneider's publications, click here

Specialties & Expertise


  • Vascular Surgery


  • RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) of Varicose Vein of Leg
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Lower Limb Ischemia
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Abdominal and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms
  • Arterial Stents
  • Ultrasound
  • Intestinal Artery Stent
  • Intestinal Artery Angioplasty
  • Interventional Vascular
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endograft Aneurysm Repair
  • Arterial Blockage
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Access Graft For Dialysis
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Poor Leg Circulation
  • Poor Circulation
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Bypass
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
  • Leg Bypass Surgery
  • Intestinal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Decreased Circulation
  • Aortic Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endovascular Disease
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Limb Preservation/ Salvage
  • Arterial Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Vascular Access For Dialysis
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Angioplasty, Surgery and Growth Factors For Poor Leg Circulation
  • Vascular Complications of Diabetes
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Stents
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Claudication
  • Visceral Artery Disease
  • Sympathectomy

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

G. Tom Shires, MD Faculty Scholar in Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1992
  • B.S., Stanford University, 1988

Honors & Awards

New York Magazine Best Doctors 2011

Best Doctors in America, US News & World Report, 2011

Castle Connolly Best Doctors in America 2005-2011

America's Best Surgeons 2008

Lange Medical Publication Award , 1991

American Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award, 1992


Dr. Schneider was an Associate Professor of Surgery and an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco prior to coming to NYP/Weill Cornell as Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

His clinical research is focused on the design and development of endovascular devices for the treatment of aortic aneurysm and dissections and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease (PAD). Additional clinical expertise includes treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome, endovascular treatment of chronic venous occlusions and carotid artery stenting. He has led many clinical trials investigating new stent grafts and other new devices for treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and lower extremity artery blockages. He also directed an NIH-funded  laboratory research program studying stem cell therapy for the treatment of limb-threatening vascular disorders.

Dr. Schneider is widely published, with 82 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, 13 review articles, and 14 book chapters. Dr. Schneider's expertise is demonstrated by the more than 273 invited lectures he has given to other medical professionals both nationally and internationally.  He also serves as a reviewer for 4 professional journals.

Dr. Schneider received his B.S. degree from Stanford University in June, 1988 and his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego, in June, 1992. He completed his general surgery residency training at the University of California, San Francisco in June, 2000, taking time out to complete a Postdoctoral fellowship at Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Surgery, San Francisco, from July 1995 to June 1998.  Dr. Schneider also completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, from July, 2000 to June, 2001 and a Vascular Surgery fellowship from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

A leader in his field, Dr. Schneider is a member of many prestigious professional surgical organizations including: the Society for Vascular Surgery, where he serves on several committees; the International Society of Endovascular Specialists; the Society of Interventional Radiology; the Association for Academic Surgery; the International Society for Vascular Surgery; the Society of University Surgeons and the Western Vascular Society.  Dr. Schneider was also the President-elect and Program Chair of the Northern California Vascular Society.

Dr. Schneider is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves as a committee member on the ACS Committee on Emerging Surgical Technology. He is also a member of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, where he chaired and served as a member of several committees.