Eliason Lab

Dr. Eliason
Jonathan L. Eliason, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery. Dr. Eliason received his undergraduate degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He then relocated to Nashville, TN, where he completed his General Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He became Chief Resident in the 2001-2002 academic year and proceeded into the two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Michigan the following year. Prior to joining the faculty at U-M, Dr. Eliason served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and as a staff surgeon for the San Antonio Military Vascular Surgery Service at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. He was deployed to Balad, Iraq as a vascular surgeon in the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group from 9/06-1/07 and was otherwise a member of the 859th Surgical Operations Squadron of the 59th Medical Wing at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Dr. Eliason's clinical research interests include aneurysmal disease of the aorta and pediatric vascular anomalies such as abdominal aortic coarctation and renovascular hypertension. His basic research interests center around the study of abdominal aortic aneurysm formation and vascular trauma. He is currently investigating the potential immune mechanisms by which abdominal aortic aneurysms are initiated. Other areas of active research include the role of temporary vascular shunting in extremity vascular injury and the control of non-compressible sites of hemorrhage.

Dr. Eliason is the author or co-author of over 40 journal articles and chapters in surgical textbooks. He has also regularly contributes to local, regional, and national meetings for vascular surgery.