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David Cossman

Dr. Cossman is a regular contributing editor to General Surgery News ( on social, political, and economic issues confronting surgery and society. Reprints are available from our office.


BA – Yale University, B.A. Cum Laude, 1967
MD (Medicine) – Yale University, B.A. 1971
General Surgical Residency – Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1976
Vascular Surgery Fellowship – Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1977

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Professional Activity

Medical Director, Cedars-Sinai Vascular Laboratory
Co-Director, Vascular Trauma, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Graduated Cum Laude, Yale University

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
Western Vascular Society
Southern California Vascular Society

Selected Publications

Cossman DV, Callow AD, Stein A, Matsumoto G. Early restenosis after carotid endarterectomy. Arch Surg 1978.

Cossman DV, Rosenthal D, Callow AD. A simplified technique for obtaining internal carotid artery back pressures. SGO 1977.

Cossman DV, Treiman RL, Foran RF, Levin PM, Cohen JL. Surgical approach to recurrent carotid stenosis. Am J Surg 1980;140:209.

Treiman RL, Cossman DV, Cohen JL, Foran RF, Levin PL. Significance of carotid bruit, a reserved position. In: Delaney & Varco, eds. Controversies in Surgery II. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1983.

Cossman DV, Ellison J, Wagner WH, Carroll RM, Treiman RL, Foran RF, Levin PM, Cohen JL. Comparison of dye arteriography to arterial mapping with color flow duplex scanning in the lower extremities. J Vasc Surg 1989;10:522-9.

Cossman DV. Clinical Ultrasound. In: Schapira JN, Harold JG, eds. Two-dimensional Echocardiography and cardiac Doppler, Second Edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1990.

Wagner WH, Ellison J, Cossman DV. Discrimination between acute and chronic deep venous thrombus by duplex scan. Video J Color Flow Imaging 1991;1:128-31.

Wagner WH, Cossman DV, Treiman RL, Foran RF, Levin PM, Cohen JL. Hemosuccus pancreaticus from intraductal rupture of a primary splenic artery aneurysm. J Vasc Surg 1994;19(1):158-164.

Wagner WH, Cossman DV, Treiman RL. Tourniquet control for distal bypass. In: Whittemore AD, ed. Advances in vascular surgery, Vol 2. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book, Inc., 1994.

Rosendahl T, Cossman D, Wagner W, Sabarsky M. Transcranial Imaging. Video J Color Flow Imag 6:33-40, 1996.

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