Mark Nehler, MD


Director of SMA, CPC Clinical Research

Professor of Surgery & Head of Vascular Surgery

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Mark R. Nehler, MD, is a vascular surgeon and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as a faculty member of CPC Clinical Research, an Academic Research Organization affiliated with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Nehler earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at same. He remained at Oregon health Sciences University where he also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery.

After completion of his training, Dr. Nehler joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of surgery in the Division of vascular surgery at University of Colorado and began his collaboration with Dr William Hiatt and CPC Clinical Research.  During his career at University of Colorado Dr. Nehler took on the leadership role of residency director of the 4th largest surgical program in the US, was head of the vascular division for a decade, and focused his clinical efforts on aspects of acute and chronic limb ischemia while matriculating to Professor in 2012.

His academic tenure with CPC Research has included steering committee work on phase III trials, main authorship on the Transatlantic Intersociety Consensus II document, outcomes work in critical limb ischemia, claims database work on same, safety and adjudication committee membership and leadership.

Currently, Dr. Nehler’s clinical interests are in acute and chronic limb ischemia, and advanced dialysis access efforts.  His research is focused on strategies to reduce limb events after revascularization. He is also interested in education and training in the conduct of clinical trials.  In addition, Dr. Nehler is exploring optimal use of the six minute walk in clinical trials and accurately identifying patients with acute limb ischemia using combinations of diagnosis and procedural coding terminology.  He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Academy of Medical Educators (AME).  He also manages roughly 100 surgical trainees annually.