Darren B. Schneider, M.D.

Vascular Surgery
Darren Schneider

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. 

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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 38 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, 8 review articles, and 10 book chapters.Dr. Schneider's expertise is demonstrated by the more than 90 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.






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 Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


See Dr. Schneider's research publications
at the National Library of Medicine.


 Articles in Professional Peer-Reviewed Journals:

 1.      Kang SM, Schneider DB, Lin Z, Hanahan D, Dichek DA, Stock PG, Baekkeskov S. Fas ligand expression in islets of Langerhans does not confer immune privilege and instead targets them for rapid destruction. Nat Med, Jul/1997;3(7):738-43.

 2.      Schneider DB, Schneider PA, Reilly LM, Ehrenfeld WK, Messina LM, Stoney RJ. Reoperation for recurrent chronic visceral ischemia. J Vasc Surg, Feb/1998;27(2):276-84; discussion 284-6.

 3.      Schneider DB, Fly CA, Dichek DA, Geary RL. Adenoviral gene transfer in arteries of hypercholesterolemic nonhuman primates. Hum Gene Ther, Apr/10/1998;9(6):815-21.

 4.      Schneider DB, Sassani AB, Vassalli G, Driscoll RM, Dichek DA. Adventitial delivery minimizes the proinflammatory effects of adenoviral vectors. J Vasc Surg, Mar/1999;29(3):543-50.

 5.      Schneider DB, Nelken NA, Messina LM, Ehrenfeld WK. Isolated inferior mesenteric artery revascularization for chronic visceral ischemia. J Vasc Surg, Jul/1999;30(1):51-8.

 6.      Schneider, D.B., C. Clary-Macy, S. Challa, K.C. Sasse, S.H. Merrick, R. Hawkins, G. Caputo, and D. Jablons. FDG-PET in the staging and pre-operative evaluation of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2000;120:128-133.

 7.      Schneider DB, Vassalli G, Wen S, Driscoll RM, Sassani AB, DeYoung MB, Linnemann R, Virmani R, Dichek DA. Expression of Fas ligand in arteries of hypercholesterolemic rabbits accelerates atherosclerotic lesion formation. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Feb/2000;20(2):298-308.

 8.      Kang SM, Braat D, Schneider DB, O'Rourke RW, Lin Z, Ascher NL, Dichek DA, Baekkeskov S, Stock PG. A non-cleavable mutant of Fas ligand does not prevent neutrophilic destruction of islet transplants. Transplantation, May/15/2000;69(9):1813-7.

 9.      Wen S, Schneider DB, Driscoll RM, Vassalli G, Sassani AB, Dichek DA. Second-generation adenoviral vectors do not prevent rapid loss of transgene expression and vector DNA from the arterial wall. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Jun/2000;20(6):1452-8.

 10. Camargo FD, Huey-Louie DA, Finn AV, Sassani AB, Cozen AE, Moriwaki H, Schneider DB, Agah R, Dichek DA. Germline incorporation of a replication-defective adenoviral vector in mice does not alter immune responses to adenoviral vectors. Mol Ther, Nov/2000;2(5):496-504.

 11. Schneider, D.B., R. Sarkar, L.M. Messina, and R.J. Stoney. Surgical technique: Extended iliac exposure from the groin. Vascular Surgery, 2001;(35):131-136.

 12. Wen S, Driscoll RM, Schneider DB, Dichek DA. Inclusion of the E3 region in an adenoviral vector decreases inflammation and neointima formation after arterial gene transfer. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Nov/2001;21 (11):1777-82.

 13. Schneider DB, Padilla B, LaBerge JM, Gordon RL, Messina LM, Kerlan RK. SCVIR 2002 film panel case 5: traumatic injury to the circumflex humeral artery. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jun/2002;13(6):639-43.

 14. Messina LM, Schneider DB, Chuter TA, Reilly LM, Kerlan RK, LaBerge JM, Wilson MW, Ring EJ, Gordon RL. Integrated fellowship in vascular surgery and intervention radiology: a new paradigm in vascular training. Ann Surg, Oct/2002;236(4):408-414; discussion 414-5.

 15. Schneider DB, Curry TK, Eichler CM, Messina LM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK. Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for the management of venous thoracic outlet syndrome. J Endovasc Ther, Apr/2003;10(2):336-40.

 16. Abraham CZ, Reilly LM, Schneider DB, Dwyer S, Sawhney R, Messina LM, Chuter TA. A modular multi-branched system for endovascular repair of bilateral common iliac artery aneurysms. J Endovasc Ther, Apr/2003;10(2):203-7.

 17. Matsen SL, Messina LM, Laberge JM, Gordon RL, Kerlan RK, Schneider DB. SIR 2003 film panel case 7: arterial thoracic outlet syndrome presenting with upper extremity emboli and posterior circulation stroke. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jun/2003;14(6):807-12.

 18. Norton JA, Kivlen M, Li M, Schneider DB, Chuter T, Jensen RT. Morbidity and mortality of aggressive resection in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors. Arch Surg, Aug/2003;138(8):859-66.

 19. Chuter TA, Buck DG, Schneider DB, Reilly LM, Messina LM. Development of a branched stent-graft for endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysms. J Endovasc Ther, Oct/2003;10(5):940-5.

20. Chuter TA, Schneider DB, Reilly LM, Lobo EP, Messina LM. Modular branched stent graft for endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysm and dissection. J Vasc Surg, Oct/2003;38(4):859-63.

 21. Schneider DB, Curry TK, Reilly LM, Kang JW, Messina LM, Chuter TA. Branched endovascular repair of aortic arch aneurysm with a modular stent-graft system. J Vasc Surg, Oct/2003;38(4):855.

 22. Yilmaz LP, Abraham CZ, Reilly LM, Gordon RL, Schneider DB, Messina LM, Chuter TA. Is cross-femoral bypass grafting a disadvantage of aortomonoiliac endovascular aortic aneurysm repair? J Vasc Surg, Oct/2003;38(4):753-7.

 23. Schneider DB, Dimuzio PJ, Martin ND, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, Laberge JM, Kerlan RK, Eichler CM, Messina LM. Combination treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome: open surgical decompression and intraoperative angioplasty. J Vasc Surg, Oct/2004;40(4):599-603.

 24. LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Schneider DB, Gordon RL. Extensive peripheral, iliofemoral, and caval thrombosis in a 16-year-old girl. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jan/2005;16(1):133-7.

 25. Moyer HR, Hiramoto JS, Wilson MW, Reddy P, Messina LM, Schneider DB. Stent-graft repair of a splenic artery aneurysm. J Vasc Surg, May/2005;41(5):897.

 26. Hiramoto JS, Schneider DB, Reilly LM, Chuter TA. A double-barrel stent-graft for endovascular repair of the aortic arch. J Endovasc Ther, Feb/2006;13(1):72-6.

 27. Sivamurthy N,  Schneider DB, Reilly L, Rapp J, Skovobogaty H, Chuter TA. Adjunctive primary stenting of Zenith endograft limbs during endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: Implications for limb patency Journal of Vascular Surgery, 4/2006;43(4):662-670.

 28. Sivamurthy N, Eichler C, Schneider DB. Endovascular exclusion of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm. Vascular, Jul/2006;14(4):231-5.

 29. Mahanty HD, Posselt AM, Lipshutz GS, Schneider DB, Freise CE. Catheter-directed therapy for DVT after pancreas transplantation. Clin Transplant, 2007;21(6):748-54.

 30. Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Schneider DB, Skorobogaty H, Rapp J, Chuter TA. The effect of magnetic resonance imaging on stainless-steel Z-stent-based abdominal aortic prosthesis. J Vasc Surg, Mar/2007;45(3):472-4.

 31. Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Schneider DB, Sivamurthy N, Rapp JH, Chuter TA. Long-term outcome and reintervention after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using the Zenith stent graft. J Vasc Surg, Mar/2007;45 (3):461-5; discussion 465-6.

 32. Chuter TA, Rapp JH, Hiramoto JS, Schneider DB, Howell B, Reilly LM. Endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg, Jan/2008;47(1):6-16.

 33. Baldwin ZK, Phillips LJ, Bullard MK, Schneider DB. Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of a Thoracic Aortic Gunshot Injury Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2008;22(5):692-6.

 34. Baldwin ZK, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Schneider DB. Double-barrel technique for endovascular exclusion of an aortic arch aneurysm without sternotomy. J Endovasc Ther, Apr/2008;15(2):161-5.

35. Baldwin ZK, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Schneider DB. Double-Barrel Technique for Preservation of Aortic Arch Branches During Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. Ann Vasc Surg, Nov/2008;22(6):703-9.

 36. Hiramoto JS, Reilly LM, Schneider DB, Rapp JH, Chuter TA. The upside-down zenith stent graft limb. Vascular, 2009;17(2):93-5.

 37. Hiramoto JS, Chang CK, Reilly LM, Schneider DB, Rapp JH, Chuter TA. Outcome of renal stenting for renal artery coverage during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg, May/2009;49(5):1100-6.

 38. Clever JL, Sakai Y, Wang RA, Schneider DB. Inefficient skeletal muscle repair in inhibitor of differentiation knockout mice suggests a crucial role for BMP signaling during adult muscle regeneration. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 201 May;298(5):C1087-99.

 Review Articles:

 1.      Dichek, D.A., D.B. Schneider, and K.D. Newman. Modification of the vascular phenotype by viral gene transfer: Therapy and toxicity. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1996;(24):163-165.

 2.      Schneider, D.B., and D.A. Dichek. Intravascular stent endothelialization: A goal worth pursuing? Circulation, 1997; (95):308-310.

 3.      Schneider, D.B., A. Azakie, L.M. Messina, and R.J. Stoney. Management of vascular thoracic outlet syndrome Chest Surgery Clinics of North America, 1999;9(4):781-802.

 4.      Schneider DB, Rapp JH Credentialing for carotid artery stenting. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 17: 127-32, Jun/2005.

 5.      Chuter TA, Schneider DB Endovascular repair of the aortic arch. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 19: 188-92, Jun/2007.

 6.      Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS, Chang C, Wakil L, Schneider DB, Rapp JH, Reilly LM Branched stent-grafts: will these become the new standard? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 19: S57-62, Jun/2008.

 7.      Schneider DB Preserving the Surgical Option - Endovascular treatment of femoropopliteal arteries. Endovascular Today.22-23, 09/2008.

 8.      Monahan TS, Schneider DB Fenestrated and branched stent grafts for repair of complex aortic aneurysms. Semin Vasc Surg. 22: 132-9, Sep/2009.

 Book Chapters:

 1.      Schneider, D.B. and R.J. Stoney. Redo operations for renal or visceral artery occlusions. Editor(s): Yao, J.S.T. and W.H. Pearce. In Vascular Surgery: Twenty Years of Progress: Appleton and Lange, 411-420, 1997.

 2.      Schneider, D.B., and R.J. Stoney. Diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome, 4 Ed. Editor(s): Ernst, C.B., and J.C. Stanley. In Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery: Mosby, 167-173, 2001.

 3.      Schneider, D.B., L.M. Messina and R.J. Stoney. Chronic visceral ischemia. Editor(s): Schein, M. and L. Wise. In Controversies in Surgery: Springer-Verlag, 4: 180-185, 2001.

 4.      R.J. Stoney, Schneider D.B., and Sarkar R. Surgery of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries, 4 Ed. Editor (s): Baker, R.J. and J.E. Fischer. In Mastery of Surgery: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2127-2134, 2001.

 5.      Schneider, D.B., C.M. Eichler and L.M. Messina. Supraclavicular repair for thoracic outlet syndrome. Editor(s): Yao, J.S.T. and W.H. Pearce. In Advances in Vascular Surgery: Precept Press, 467-478, 2002.

 6.      Schneider, D.B., L.M. Messina and R.J. Stoney. Chronic visceral ischemia: A surgical condition, 3 Ed. Editor(s): Hobson II, R.W., S.E. Wilson and F.J. Veith. In Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice: Marcel Dekker, 861-876, 2004.

 7.      Messina, L.M. and Schneider D.B.. Venous thoracic outlet syndrome. Editor(s): W.H. Pearce, W.H., Matsumura, J.S., and Yao, J.S.T. In Trends in Vascular Surgery: Greenwood Academic, 363-372, 2005.

 8.      Schneider, D.B. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, 1 Ed. Editor(s): Zelnock, Huber, Messina, Lumsden, and Moneta. In Mastery of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philidelphia. 287-292, 2006.

 9.      Schneider, D.B. Endovascular Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, 1 Ed. Editor(s): Zelenock, Huber, Messina, Lumsden, and Moneta. In Mastery of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia. 85-94, 2006.

 10. Schneider DB and Chuter TA. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Endovascular Treatment, 7th Ed. Editor(s): Cronenwett and Johnston. Rutherford's Vascular Surgery: Saunders - Elsevier, Two: 1972-1993, 2010.



Honors and 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