Dr Sharafuddin is an academic vascular/endovascular surgeon. He is currently director of the endovascular surgery service at the Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Healthcare. He is director of the vascular surgery research program and co-director of the Joint Commission-accredited aortic center at the heart and vascular center. He is leader of the complex aortic endovascular interventions program at the University of Iowa Healthcare and PI on numerous device and vascular research clinical trials. His clinical expertise include complex aortic open and endovascular surgery, and the finances of vascular surgical and endovascular care delivery. He is board certified in surgery, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology.