Anahita Dua

Anahita Dua



Anahita Dua, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, is a vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. At Mass General, she is the director of the Vascular Lab, co-director of the Peripheral Artery Disease Center and Limb Evaluation and Amputation Program (LEAPP), associate director of the Wound Care Center, director of the Lymphedema Center and associate director of the Vascular Surgery Clerkship and director of clinical research for the division of vascular surgery.

She specializes in advanced endovascular (minimally invasive) and traditional (open) limb salvage techniques for treating peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia, diabetic limb disease, aortic disease, carotid disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and venous disease.

Dr. Dua completed her vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University Hospital, her general surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and her medical school in the United Kingdom. She has also completed a master’s degree in trauma sciences, a master’s in business administration in health care management and has a certificate in health economics and outcomes research as well as a certificate in drug and device development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is board-certified in vascular surgery, general surgery and advanced wound care and management.

Dr. Dua has published over 140 peer reviewed papers and has edited five vascular surgery medical textbooks. She serves on multiple national vascular surgery committees through the Society for Vascular Surgery and other vascular organizations including the South Asian-American Vascular Society and American College of Surgeons. She is the current president of the South Asian American Vascular Society. 

Dr. Dua’s lab focuses on anticoagulation and biomarkers that are predictive of thrombosis and hemostasis in patients that have undergone revascularization. She is interested in creation precision, point of care medical approaches to anticoagulation for patients post revascularization. Her clinical and outcomes research focuses primarily on diseases involving peripheral vascular disease, limb salvage and critical limb ischemia. She is part of a technology development team that creates tools to increase walking distance and wound healing while decreasing pain in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Dua is also involved heavily in surgical outcomes-based research using large medical databases to generate both quality outcomes and cost effectiveness data. She started the homeless clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is the founder of the Healthcare for Action PAC that focuses on getting medical professions elected to the Senate and Congress in the USA.

Dr. Dua is a self-described animal lover and rescuer of Pitbull’s. At one point, she housed 14 Pitbull puppies and their mother at once. Nowadays, her spare time is spent with her husband, son, daughter and dog Leo.