Thoracic Aortic Center

Rhode Island Hospital

Thoracic Aortic Center at Rhode Island Hospital

Decades of Experience and Rhode Island's Only Endovascular Hybrid Operating Suite

The Thoracic Aortic Center’s multidisciplinary team has decades of experience providing medical and surgical treatment to patients with a wide spectrum of thoracic aortic conditions.

Our physicians are leaders in the latest techniques and technology used to diagnose and care for critical conditions such as thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection, as well as conditions with underlying genetic causes.

Physicians specializing in cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, interventional radiology and genetics, among other areas, provide screening, evaluation, long-term monitoring and treatment. All of our physicians are faculty members of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

ennifer Cunanan, RN, William Angell, and Athena Poppas, MD.

"Angell" Gets His Wings

William Angell and two of the team who saved his life. A coronary artery bypass graft, performed by Neel Sodha, MD, director of Lifespan Thoracic Aortic Center, was the last  step in his recovery. 

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For more information or to make an appointment, please call 401-274-7546.

Our Facilities

Our patients are cared for in state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest imaging technology to inform and guide physicians’ decisions and pre-operative planning.

The Thoracic Aortic Center also has access to the state’s only endovascular hybrid operating suite, which enables our vascular surgeons to perform traditional open and catheter-based surgeries simultaneously.

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Research and Clinical Trials for Aortic Disease

Research is currently being conducted to learn more about aortic disease and how it affects our patients. 

Lifespan Locations

Over 1,620 hospitals and clinics throughout Rhode Island, here are some featured locations: