Douglas Hood, MD

Vascular Surgeon
Vascular Surgery
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    About me

    Dr. Hood is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1984.  He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1988.  He then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, followed by a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  After several years on the faculty at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where he was director of the Endovascular Therapy Program, Dr. Hood returned to SIU.  He is currently the Director of the Vascular Surgery Residency Program.

    Dr. Hood is board-certified in general surgery with added qualifications in general vascular surgery.  He specializes in the treatment of arterial occlusive disease and aneurysms.  He has particular interest in the treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic conditions.

    Dr. Hood is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, Association for Program Directors in Vascular Surgery, and the Society for Graduate Surgeons.  He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in 1987.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Endovascular & Surgical Abdominal Aortic Aneursym repair
    • Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection repair
    • Treatment of Arterial Occlusive disease


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    Education & training

    Associate Professor
    Department of Surgery
    Residency Program Director
    Board Certifications
    Vascular Surgery
    Medical School
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
    Los Angeles County & University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - General Surgery
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Vascular Surgery


    Clinical locations


    SIU Vascular Surgery

    747 N. Rutledge Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln IL
    • Carlinvile Area Hospital, Carlinville IL
    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL


    Research Interests
    Thrombosis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, Abdominal & Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Wound Care, Dialysis Access, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Disease

    Clinical trials

    Vascular Surgery

    Assessment of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis in the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: AAA 13-03

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis (Study Device) when used for the treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA).