Joseph L. Unthank, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Physiology
Specialty: Vascular Surgery
Basic Research Interests: Young healthy humans have a remarkable ability for natural compensation to major arterial occlusion but this ability is diminished with aging and cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. Unthank’s research is focused on identifying the mechanisms responsible for this impairment with a goal of developing therapies to restore and enhance the natural capacity in patients with occlusive arterial disease.