Charles (Chuck) DeCarlo, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Charles (Chuck) DeCarlo, MD

Vascular Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine

Background: Dr. Charles DeCarlo, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, is a highly accomplished vascular surgeon and academic. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, earning a B.S. in Chemical Biology with high honors and valedictorian status in his major. He then attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

Professional Roles: After medical school, Dr. DeCarlo completed his residency in vascular surgery at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, one of the nation’s most prestigious and competitive programs. He also completed a two-year research fellowship and received a certificate in clinical and translational research through Harvard Catalyst.

Contributions and Achievements: Dr. DeCarlo is skilled in both traditional open surgical techniques and cutting-edge minimally invasive technologies. His expertise includes branched and fenestrated endografting for complex aortic aneurysms, transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR), and advanced lower extremity endovascular techniques such as deep-venous arterialization. He has extensive training in complex open abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repairs, carotid endarterectomy, lower extremity bypass, and dialysis access.

Research and Education: Dr. DeCarlo has a robust research background with over 50 peer-reviewed publications in top journals like Circulation and Annals of Surgery. His research spans almost all aspects of vascular disease, with significant contributions to the understanding of rare vascular pathologies. He has authored two book chapters, presented at numerous national and regional meetings, and completed the prestigious Journal of Vascular Surgery Editorial Internship. He is also an active reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals.

Philosophy on Healthcare: Dr. DeCarlo is an advocate for patient-centered care, believing strongly in the importance of communication and involving patients and their families in the medical decision-making process. He is dedicated to presenting all treatment options and crafting unique care plans tailored to individual patients.

Personal Life: An Eagle Scout, Dr. DeCarlo enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking. He also loves traveling with his fiancée, Patricia, who is also a vascular surgeon. Together, they share a passion for exploring and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Charles DeCarlo combines clinical excellence, a patient-first approach, and a commitment to research, making him a distinguished member of the vascular surgery community and a valued educator at Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine.

Charles (Chuck) DeCarlo, MD