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Paul S. van Bemmelen, MD, PhD paul s van bemmelen, md, phd



Professor, Surgery

Telephone:  215-707-3622

Email: vanbemp@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery



Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree, Leiden University, Netherlands, 1978


MD, Leiden University, Netherlands


Internship, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL


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clinical Interests:

  • Non-reconstructable arterial disease of the leg
  • Limb-salvage with intermittent compression therapy
  • Chronic leg ulceration and wound care
  • Carotid surgery
  • Aneurysm repair

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board certification(s):


  • European Community General Surgery, 1988
  • Vascular Surgery, 1991

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professional affiliations:


  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • American Venous Forum

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

22230131. Spivack DE, Kelly P, Gaughan JP, van Bemmelen PS, Mapping of superficial extremity veins: normal diameters and trends in a vascular patient-population. Ultrasound Med Biol 38:2(190-4)2012 Feb

21050704. van Bemmelen PS, Spivack D, Kelly P, Reflux in foot veins is associated with venous toe and forefoot ulceration. J Vasc Surg 53:2(394-8)2011 Feb

17582795. van Bemmelen PS, Choudry RG, Salvatore MD, Goldenberg M, Goldman BI, Blebea J, Long-term intermittent compression increases arteriographic collaterals in a rabbit model of femoral artery occlusion. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 34:3(340-6)2007 Sep

16275454. van Bemmelen PS, Kelly P, Blebea J, Improvement in the visualization of superficial arm veins being evaluated for access and bypass. J Vasc Surg 42:5(957-62)2005 Nov

15253251. Wall LP, Gasparis A, Callahan S, van Bemmelen P, Criado E, Ricotta J, Impaired hyperemic response is predictive of early access failure. Ann Vasc Surg 18:2(167-71)2004 Mar

12616356. van Bemmelen P, Char D, Giron F, Ricotta JJ, Angiographic improvement after rapid intermittent compression treatment [ArtAssist] for small vessel obstruction. Ann Vasc Surg 17:2(224-8)2003 Mar

12514612. Van Bemmelen PS, Regarding "The mechanism of venous valve closure in normal physiological conditions". J Vasc Surg 37:1(237; author reply 237-8)2003 Jan

12514576. Gasparis AP, Ricotta L, Cuadra SA, Char DJ, Purtill WA, Van Bemmelen PS, Hines GL, Giron F, Ricotta JJ, High-risk carotid endarterectomy: fact or fiction. J Vasc Surg 37:1(40-6)2003 Jan

11695973. van Bemmelen PS, Gitlitz DB, Faruqi RM, Weiss-Olmanni J, Brunetti VA, Giron F, Ricotta JJ, Limb salvage using high-pressure intermittent compression arterial assist device in cases unsuitable for surgical revascularization. Arch Surg 136:11(1280-5; discussion 1286)2001 Nov

10731888. van Bemmelen PS, Weiss-Olmanni J, Ricotta JJ, Rapid intermittent compression increases skin circulation in chronically ischemic legs with infra-popliteal arterial obstruction. Vasa 29:1(47-52)2000 Feb

8201707. van Ramshorst B, van Bemmelen PS, Hoeneveld H, Eikelboom BC, The development of valvular incompetence after deep vein thrombosis: a follow-up study with duplex scanning. J Vasc Surg 19:6(1059-66)1994 Jun

8201706. van Bemmelen PS, Mattos MA, Faught WE, Mansour MA, Barkmeier LD, Hodgson KJ, Ramsey DE, Sumner DS, Augmentation of blood flow in limbs with occlusive arterial disease by intermittent calf compression. J Vasc Surg 19:6(1052-8)1994 Jun

8170035. Faught WE, Mattos MA, van Bemmelen PS, Hodgson KJ, Barkmeier LD, Ramsey DE, Sumner DS, Color-flow duplex scanning of carotid arteries: new velocity criteria based on receiver operator characteristic analysis for threshold stenoses used in the symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid trials. J Vasc Surg 19:5(818-27; discussion 827-8)1994 May

8230566. van Bemmelen PS, Mattos MA, Hodgson KJ, Barkmeier LD, Ramsey DE, Faught WE, Sumner DS, Does air plethysmography correlate with duplex scanning in patients with chronic venous insufficiency? J Vasc Surg 18:5(796-807)1993 Nov

8377246. Faught WE, van Bemmelen PS, Mattos MA, Hodgson KJ, Barkmeier LD, Ramsey DE, Sumner DS, Presentation and natural history of internal carotid artery occlusion. J Vasc Surg 18:3(512-23; discussion 524)1993 Sep

8487359. Mattos MA, van Bemmelen PS, Hodgson KJ, Barkmeier LD, Ramsey DE, Sumner DS, The influence of carotid siphon stenosis on short- and long-term outcome after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg 17:5(902-10; discussion 910-1)1993 May

8487350. Mattos MA, van Bemmelen PS, Barkmeier LD, Hodgson KJ, Ramsey DE, Sumner DS, Routine surveillance after carotid endarterectomy: does it affect clinical management? J Vasc Surg 17:5(819-30; discussion 830-1)1993 May

8421342. Mattos MA, van Bemmelen PS, Hodgson KJ, Ramsey DE, Barkmeier LD, Sumner DS, Does correction of stenoses identified with color duplex scanning improve infrainguinal graft patency? J Vasc Surg 17:1(54-64; discussion 64-6)1993 Jan

1519171. van Bemmelen PS, van Ramshorst B, Eikelboom BC, Photoplethysmography reexamined: lack of correlation with duplex scanning. Surgery 112:3(544-8)1992 Sep

1638710. van Ramshorst B, van Bemmelen PS, Hoeneveld H, Faber JA, Eikelboom BC, Thrombus regression in deep venous thrombosis. Quantification of spontaneous thrombolysis with duplex scanning. Circulation 86:2(414-9)1992 Aug

2042091. van Bemmelen PS, Bedford G, Beach K, Strandness DE Jr, Status of the valves in the superficial and deep venous system in chronic venous disease. Surgery 109:6(730-4)1991 Jun

1946639. Van Bemmelen P, [The diagnosis of deep valvular insufficiency]. Phlebologie 44:1(163-7)1991 Jan-Mar

2223542. van Bemmelen PS, Bedford G, Beach K, Strandness DE Jr, Functional status of the deep venous system after an episode of deep venous thrombosis. Ann Vasc Surg 4:5(455-9)1990 Sep

2184798. van Bemmelen PS, Beach K, Bedford G, Strandness DE Jr, The mechanism of venous valve closure. Its relationship to the velocity of reverse flow. Arch Surg 125:5(617-9)1990 May

2181759. van Bemmelen PS, Bedford G, Strandness DE, Visualization of calf veins by color flow imaging. Ultrasound Med Biol 16:1(15-7)1990

2677416. van Bemmelen PS, Bedford G, Beach K, Strandness DE, Quantitative segmental evaluation of venous valvular reflux with duplex ultrasound scanning. J Vasc Surg 10:4(425-31)1989 Oct

6821736. Hoynck van Papendrecht A, Van Bemmelen P, Nieuborg L, Haemodynamics in microarterial stenosis: an experimental study in rats using the Doppler technique. Br J Plast Surg 36:1(95-7)1983 Jan

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