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Mitar Vranic, DO, CWS – Top Doctor

Mesa, Phoenix, and Payson, AZ – Mitar Vranic, DO, CWS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever in the field of Medicine as a Vascular Surgeon, CEO, and Founder of Western Vascular Institute.

Dr. Mitar Vranic

Dr. Vranic founded the Western Vascular Institute in 2005 to provide the highest level of surgical skill and patient care possible. He has hired a team of the most highly experienced and skilled surgeons and support staff in the state of Arizona. They provide venous and vascular disease care that is unparalleled to other facilities, offering services at three conveniently located centers. Dr. Vranic is well-known internationally as one of the most innovative and creative surgeons, having attained the expertise to know when to and when to not operate. In addition to his role at the Western Vascular Institute, he serves as a board examiner of vascular surgery for oral and written examinations at Midwestern University, abstract reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery, and educational program director for training of Vascular Surgeon physicians nationwide.

Dr. Vranic’s passion for medicine and vascular surgery was developed at a young age. When he was nine, he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Indiana. His foot was nearly severed during the accident. He met with orthopedic surgeons, who told his parents that his foot required amputation. His parents wanted a second opinion and made an appointment with a vascular surgeon, who was able to repair his blood vessels and reattach his foot. This surgeon was Dr. Vranic’s inspiration to become a vascular surgeon.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Vranic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Indiana University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moine University. He trained as a general surgery resident and a vascular surgery fellow at Ohio University. He transitioned to the Arizona Heart Institute for an endovascular fellowship, where he learned cutting edge minimally invasive endovascular techniques. He earned additional certifications in wound care, hyperbaric oxygen, non-invasive vascular duplex/ultrasound, and trauma ultrasound, as well as board certification by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery.

To this day, Dr. Vranic is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He remains active in philanthropic work, volunteering at a church in Mesa and Scottsdale.

Dr. Vranic dedicates this recognition to his mentors Edward B. Diethrich, MD, and Richard Bracken, DO.

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