Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS - Overuse of early peripheral vascular interventions in claudication

Dr. Caitlin Hicks is an assistant professor of surgery in the division of vascular and endovascular therapy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  She is already an accomplished researcher but is also an appointed member of a CMS Clinical Expert Subcommittee tasked with refining peripheral vascular disease cost measures for implementation in the Quality Payment Program.

We discuss the fundamentals of claudication management and her recent paper presented at VAM in June 2019, Overuse of early peripheral vascular interventions in claudication. Her work was recently highlighted in the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled Doctors Sound an Alarm Over Leg-Stent Surgery.