Ben U. Marsan, M.D., FACS
Dr. Ben U. Marsan is a Board certified surgeon in both vascular and general surgery who specializes in the latest endovascular techniques for arterial and venous diseases.
Dr. Marsan attended medical school at The Oregon Health & Sciences University and completed his general surgery residency at Flushing Hospital, affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in 1995. He completed his vascular fellowship and interventional vascular training at SUNY Buffalo from 1995-1997.
From 1997-2002 Dr Marsan was an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of Vascular Services at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. In 2000 he became affiliated with Cornell University as an Assistant Clinical Professor in vascular surgery.
Dr. Marsan moved to Connecticut and joined Southern Connecticut Vascular Center in 2002. His special interests are lower extremity revascularization, aortic aneurysms and carotid disease using endovascular techniques and open procedures. Additionally, Dr. Marsan specializes in thrombolysis for acute deep venous thrombosis and venous closure for painful varicosities.
Dr. Marsan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is an active member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, Clinical Society of Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Society and he serves as treasurer of the Southern Connecticut Society for Vascular Surgery.
Marsel Huribal, M.D., FACS
Dr. Marsel Huribal is a Board certified general and vascular surgeon who specializes in vascular and endovascular techniques for the treatment of arterial and venous disease.
After he received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean, Dr. Huribal returned to the Fairfield County area to complete his internship and residency in general surgery in the Yale Affiliated Regional Surgical Program (YARSP) at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Huribal then pursued his Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at SUNY at Buffalo and Millard Fillmore Hospital.
After finishing his training, Dr. Huribal returned to Fairfield County and worked in private practice with an established vascular surgical practice until 2001 when he founded Southern Connecticut Vascular Center.
Dr. Huribal's particular areas of interest include the endovascular repair of aortic and thoracic aneurysms. Special interest includes the treatment of varicose veins using the most advanced procedures approved by the FDA. Dr. Huribal was one of the first vascular surgeons in Connecticut to perform the endovenous ablation ('closure') of varicose veins offering in-office relief to patients suffering from painful leg varicosities.
Dr. Huribal is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, the New York Academy of Science. the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgeons, the European Society for Vascular Surgeons and the Southern Connecticut Vascular Society. He is the Senior Partner of Southern Connecticut Vascular Center and speaks Turkish and Arabic.
Timothy M. Manoni, M.D., FACS
Dr. Timothy M. Manoni is a Board certified general and vascular surgeon who joined Southern Connecticut Vascular Center in 2003.
Dr. Manoni received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse School of Medicine and then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. Dr. Manoni continued at New York Medical College where he was awarded a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and completed an elective time-extensive training program in an Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Manoni finished his training by receiving a vascular fellowship from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr. Manoni returned to the New York area and began his career at Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island. While at Winthrop Hospital, Dr. Manoni participated in developing an endovascular program for the hospital, helping to transition from traditional, open vascular surgical procedures to more minimally invasive endovascular procedures.
Dr. Manoni continues to combine his interest in continuing to learn and apply the latest techniques for minimally invasive endovascular surgery, while also performing traditional vascular procedures as appropriate for each patient. He is also interested in new, more aggressive treatments for deep venous disease.
Dr. Manoni is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the New York Medical College of Surgeons, the New York Society for Vascular Surgeons and the Southern Connecticut Vascular Society.
Stephen M. Bauer M.D.
Dr. Stephen M. Bauer M.D. is both a Board Certified General and Vascular Surgeon. Dr. Bauer joined the faculty of Southern Connecticut Vascular Center where he specializes in all arterial and venous therapy with an emphasis on minimally invasive endovascular techniques.
Dr. Bauer received his Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and graduated Cum Laude from The University of Michigan. He received his Medical Degree from The Chicago Medical School where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society.
Dr. Bauer received his training in General Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania where he completed his residency in General Surgery. He subsequently received his Board Certification in General Surgery. While at The University of Pennsylvania he conducted research that culminated in multiple publications and national presentations in the field of Vascular Medicine. Dr. Bauer then completed his fellowship in Vascular Surgery at New York University.
Dr. Bauer has recently presented at both international and national meetings as well as publishing over 20 papers on minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat aortic aneurysmal disease, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, and the medical management of patients with vascular conditions. He has become a known expert in these fields. Additionally, his interests are in carotid disease, aortic aneurysms, hemodialysis access, peripheral arterial disease and the treatment of deep venous thrombosis. Finally, Dr. Bauer treats varicose veins using the latest minimally invasive techniques and sclerotherapy.
Paul J. Gagne, M.D., FACS, RVT
Dr. Paul J. Gagne is a board certified general and vascular surgeon.
Dr. Gagne joined SCVC in 2007. Previously, Dr. Gagne had been a member of New York University's Vascular Associates and New York University's Hospitals Center. Dr. Gagne was an Associate Professor of Surgery at NYU and Director of the Vascular Research Laboratory. Prior to that Dr. Gagne served in the U.S. Navy as both a general and vascular surgeon.
Dr. Gagne received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at New York University School of Medicine. He completed his Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dr. Gagne specializes in vascular and endovascular techniques for the treatment of arterial and venous disease. His particular areas of interest include the endovenous repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, treatment of carotid disease and venous disease including varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and chronic ulcers, and peripheral artery disease.
Dr. Gagne is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He is also a member of The Society of University Surgeons, The Eastern Vascular Society, The Peripheral Vascular Society, The American Venous Forum, The Military Vascular Surgery Society, The New York Vascular Society, The Society of Vascular Technologists and The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Taras V. Kucher, M.D.
Dr. Taras V. Kucher is a Board certified surgeon in both General and Vascular Surgery, specializing in vascular and endo-vascular techniques for treatment of arterial and venous diseases.
Dr. Kucher completed his medical school education in Pavlov Medical University of St.Petersburg, his general surgery residency in University of Pennsylvania and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in 2003. His Vascular Surgery fellowship training was completed in the Newark Beth Israel Hospital in 2005.
Since completing his training, Dr. Kucher joined Southern Connecticut Vascular Center and dedicated his time to taking care of patients with vascular diseases using medical, minimally invasive and open surgical techniques. Dr. Kucher has particular interest in using minimally invasive procedures and methods of treating aneurysmal and occlusive disease of the arteries as well varicose vein disease.
Dr. Kucher is an active member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. In 2005, he won the award for a novel treatment of venous insufficiency.
Dr. Kucher is active internationally and is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages.
Jamie Strachan M.D.
Dr. Jaime S. Strachan is a Board Certified general and vascular surgeon who specializes in vascular and endovascular techniques for the treatment of arterial and venous disease.
Dr. Strachan received both his Bachelor of Science and Medical Degrees from the Superior Institute of Basic Science in Havana, Cuba. He completed his studies to become a General Surgeon at the General Calixto Garcia Hospital, also in Havana. Dr. Strachan came to the States and did his Internship and Residency at Waterbury Hospital Health Center in Connecticut. He then received his Fellowship training in Vascular Surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.
Dr. Strachan returned to Connecticut where he has worked since completing his Fellowship. He was the Director of Endovascular Surgery while with the Danbury Office of Physicians services (affiliated with Danbury Hospital) and then moved in to private practice in the Waterbury area. Dr. Strachan joined SCVC in 2009 and works at our Southbury office, continuing to serve patients in the greater Waterbury area. He is presently Chief of Vascular Surgery at St. Mary's Hospital.
Dr. Strachan's particular areas of interest include both open and endovascular surgical techniques for the treatment of PVD (peripheral vascular disease), PAD (peripheral artery disease), varicose veins, aneurysms and dialysis access.
Dr. Strachan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Vascular Access Society of American and the Southern Connecticut Vascular Society. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Michael Sergi M.D.
Dr. Sergi joined the faculty of Southern Connecticut Vascular Center where he specializes in vascular diseases and their management with an emphasis on minimally invasive vascular surgery.
Dr. Sergi received his Bachelor of Science in biology and graduated with high honors from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship award receipt and was inducted into Sigma Xi for excellence in scientific research. Following his undergraduate work, Dr. Sergi received his masters degree in vascular physiology from New York Medical College. During this time Dr. Sergi conducted extensive research in the field of vascular diseases which resulted in multiple publications in several peer reviewed journals as well as presentations at both the national and international level. He received his combined medical degree and masters degree from New York Medical College in 2002.
Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Sergi received his training in general surgery at Saint Vincents Medical Center in New York City. He received numerous honors and awards during this period as well the Thomas Nealon resident of the year award. He was also involved with both state and national medical societies in shaping healthcare policy and was awarded a Government Relations Health Professions Scholarship by the American Medical Association. Dr. Sergi then completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. Throughout this period he continued his extensive research in vascular disease focusing on the treatment of aortic diseases.
Dr. Sergi applies an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach and therapy in order to treat many vascular diseases. These diseases include abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, lower extremity occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, varicose veins and hemodialysis access interventions. Dr. Sergi uses only the most current minimally invasive therapy with an emphasis on quality of life and functional outcomes.