Dr. Lal is an associate professor of surgery and director of endovascular surgery.
His clinical and research interests include carotid stenosis and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. Currently, he is the director of operations and co-investigator on the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST), which compares the risks and benefits of the two major procedures for opening blocked neck arteries to restore blood flow to the brain.
Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Dr. Lal was on faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India, Dr. Lal spent two years in the Fogarty Research Fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. After his fellowship at NIH, he completed his surgical residency and vascular surgical fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
He serves on the Executive Committee of the American Venous Forum and as Chairman of the American Venous Registry.
- MPT's Your Health: Dr. Lal discusses treatments for problems in your veins.
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 1994
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1988
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1991
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1999
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - General Vascular Surgery, 2001
American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, 2006
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University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
University of Maryland Medical Center