Education & Professional Highlights

  • Medical Degree – University Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD
  • Residency – Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX
  • Research Fellowship – San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX
  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship – The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Holt D, Propper B, Elster E.J Balancing Military Surgeon Readiness and Healthcare Delivery. Am Coll Surg. 2023 May 4.
  2. Edwards J, Stonko DP, Abdou H, Treffalls RN, Walker P, Rasmussen TE, Propper BW, Morrison JJ . Lower Extremity Extracorporeal Distal Revascularization in a Swine Model of Prolonged Extremity Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2023 Feb;89:293-301.
  3. Perkins ZB, Kersey AJ, White JM, Lauria AL, Propper BW, Tai NRM, Rasmussen TE . Impact of Ischemia Duration on Lower Limb Salvage in Combat Casualties. Ann Surg. 2022 Sep 1;276(3):532-538.
  4. Nissen AP, Winland AJ, Schechtman DW, White JM, Causey MW, Propper BW. Revascularization of acute inferior vena cava thrombosis and atresia in an adolescent. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2022 May 11;8(3):331-334.
  5. Lauria AL, Propper BW, Neville RF . Surgical Deep Vein Arterialization: Adding to the Armamentarium of Complex Limb Salvage. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Nov;87:198-204.
  6. Lauria AL, Kersey AJ, Propper BW, Twerdahl EH, Patel JA, Clouse WD, Calderon DR, Rickett T, Rubin ZS, Rasmussen TE, White JM . Preliminary Experience With the Human Acellular Vessel: A Descriptive Case Series Detailing Early Use of a Bioengineered Blood Vessel for Arterial Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Nov;87:100-112.
  7. 40. Chick RC, Adams AM, Peace KM, Kemp Bohan PM, Schwantes IR, Clifton GT, Vicente D, Propper B, Newhook T, Grubbs EG, Bednarski BK, Vreeland TJ . Using the Flipped Classroom Model in Surgical Education: Efficacy and Trainee Perception. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec;78(6):1803-1807. Epub 2021 Jun 29.
  8. Kauvar DS, Staudt AM, Arthurs ZM, Propper BW, Piper LC, Rivera JC, Ryan KL, Walters TJ. Early Fasciotomy and Limb Salvage and Complications in Military Lower extremity vascular surgery. J Surg Res. 2021 Apr;260:409-419.
  9. Chick RC, Clifton GT, Peace KM, Propper BW, Hale DF, Alseidi AA, Vreeland TJ. Using Technology to Maintain the Education of Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Surg Educ. 2020 Jul-Aug;77(4):729-732.
  10. Heafner T, Nissen AP, Schechtman D, Alderete JF, Arthurs ZM, Propper BW. Venovenous bypass using continuous renal replacement therapy and endovascular inferior vena cava reconstruction to treat bilateral massive iliocaval deep venous thrombosis. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2019 Oct 5;5(4):438442.
  11. Rolland G, Ahnfeldt EP, Chestnut CH 3rd, Cromer RM, Faler BJ, Galusha AD, Ignacio RC, Kellicut DC, Lammers DT, Platz TA, Propper BW, Rawlins ML, Sweeney WB, Ritter EM. Attrition Rate in Military General Surgery GME and Effect on Quality of Military. Programs. J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov – Dec;76(6):e49-e55.
  12. Kauvar DS, Propper BW, Arthurs ZM, Causey MW, Walters TJ. Impact of Staged Vascular Management on Limb Outcomes in Wartime Femoropopliteal Arterial Injury. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan;62:119-127.
  13. Guice JL, Gifford SM, Hata K, Shi X, Propper BW, Kauvar DS. Analysis of Limb Outcomes by Management of Concomitant Vein Injury in Military Popliteal Artery Trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan;62:51-56.
  14. Shi X, Edwards MJ, Guice J, Strilka R, Propper B. Clinical and laboratory predictors of blood loss in young swine: a model for pediatric hemorrhage. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Jul;34(7):789-796.
    Calligaro KD, Amankwah KS, D’Ayala M, Brown OW, Collins PS, Eslami MH, Jain KM, Kassavin DS, Propper B, Sarac TP, Shutze WP, Webb TH. Guidelines for hospital privileges in vascular surgery and endovascular interventions: Recommendations of the Society for Vascular Surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2018 May;67(5):1337-1344.
  15. Heafner TA, Lewis C, Baluh G, Clemens M, Propper B, Arthurs ZM. Initial Inoculation Concentration Does Not Affect Final Bacterial Colonization of In vitro Vascular Conduits. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Apr;19(3):352-357.
  16. Propper BW, Gifford S, Hislop S, Clemens M, Arthurs ZM. Successful Use of Nellix and Endovascular Aortic Sealing Technology for Treatment of Aortic Rupture in a Porcine Model. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Sep 6.
  17. Kata, KW, Propper BW, Rich N. Fifty-year anniversary of the Vietnam Vascular Registry and a historic look at vascular registries. J Vasc Surg 2017; 65:267-70.
  18. Clemens MS, Stull MC, Hata KW, Heafner TA, Watson JDB, Arthurs ZM, Propper BW. Antimicrobialbonded graft patency in the setting of a polymicrobial infection in swine (Sus scrofa). J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;66(40:1210-1216.
  19. 27. Glebova NO, Hicks CW, Alam R, Lue J, Propper BW, Black JH 3rd. Technical aspects of branched graft aortic reconstruction in patients with connective tissue disorders. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Aug;64(2):520525.
  20. Stull MC, Clemens MS, Heafner TA, Watson JD, Arthurs ZM, Propper BW. Prosthetic Graft Patency in the Setting of a Polymicrobial Infection in Swine (Sus scrofa). Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct;36:265-272.
  21. Long KN, Houston R 4th, Watson JD, Morrison JJ, Rasmussen TE, Propper BW, Arthurs ZM. Functional outcome after resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta of the proximal and distal thoracic aorta in a Swine model of controlled hemorrhage. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1): 114-21.
  22. Scott DJ, Watson JD, Heafner TA, Clemens MS, Propper BW, Arthurs ZM. Validation of the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment in patients with battlefield-related extremity vascular injuries. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec;60(6): 1620-6.
  23. Clemens MS, Scott DJ, Stull MC, Hislop SJ, Propper BW, Arthurs ZM. A Technique for Endograft Relining of a Type IV Endoleak Using a Surgeon-Modified Internal Gate. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;29(1): 123.e 13-7.
  24. Heafner TA, Scott D, Watson JD, Propper B, Johnson C, Arthurs ZM. Combined arteriovenous thrombolytic infusion for refractory renal vein thrombosis. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug; 28(6):1564.e5-8.
  25. Selvarajah S, Black JH 3rd, Malas MB, Lum YW, Propper BW, Abularrage CJ. Preoperative smoking is associated with early graft failure after infrainguinal bypass surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2014 May; 59(5): 1308-14
  26. Propper B, Black JH 3rd, Schneider EB, Lum YW, Malas MB, Arnold MW, Abularrage CJ. Hispanic ethnicity is associated with increased costs after carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in the United States. J Surg Res. 2013; 184(1):644-50.
  27. Propper BW, Abularrage CJ. Long-term safety and efficacy of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2013;9:135-41.
  28. Arnaoutakis DJ, Propper BW, Black JH 3rd, Schneider EB, Lum YW, Freischlag JA, Perler BA, Abularrage CJ. Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of unruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in the United States. J Surg Res. 2013 Mar 27.
  29. Markov NP, DuBose JJ, Scott D, Propper BW, Clouse WD, Thompson B, Blackbourne LH, Rasmussen TE. Anatomic distribution and mortality of arterial injury in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with comparison to a civilian benchmark. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Sep;56(3):728-36.
  30. Gifford SM, Propper BW, Eliason JL. The ischemic threshold of the extremity. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2011 Jun;23(2):81-7. Epub 2011 Aug 1. Review.
  31. McNeil JD, Propper B, Walker J, Holguin L, Evans L, Lee K, Fox PT, Michalek JE, Baisden CE. A bovine hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier as pump prime for cardiopulmonary bypass: reduced systemic lactic acidosis and improved cerebral oxygen metabolism during low flow in a porcine model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug;142(2):411-7.
  32. Propper BW, Lundy JB, Tyner RP, Rasmussen TE. Image of the month–quiz case. Giant hepatic abscess. Arch Surg. 2010 Nov;145(11):1125-6. No abstract available.
  33. Burkhardt GE, Gifford SM, Propper B, Spencer JR, Williams K, Jones L, Sumner N, Cowart J, Rasmussen TE. The impact of ischemic intervals on neuromuscular recovery in a porcine (Sus scrofa) survival model of extremity vascular injury. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jan;53(1):165-73. Epub 2010 Oct 20.
  34. Propper BW, Clouse WD. Thoracic aortic endografting for trauma: a current appraisal. Arch Surg. 2010 Oct;145(10):1006-11. Review.
  35. Burkhardt GE, Spencer JR, Gifford SM, Propper B, Jones L, Sumner N, Cowart J, Rasmussen TE. A large animal survival model (Sus scrofa) of extremity ischemia/reperfusion and neuromuscular outcomes assessment: a pilot study. J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69 Suppl 1:S146-53.
  36. Raja AS, Propper BW, Vandenberg SL, Matchette MW, Rasmussen TE, Johannigman JA, Davidson SB. Imaging utilization during explosive multiple casualty incidents. J Trauma. 2010 Jun;68(6):1421-4.
  37. Burkhardt GE, Cox M, Clouse WD, Porras C, Gifford SM, Williams K, Propper BW, Rasmussen TE. Outcomes of selective tibial artery repair following combat-related extremity injury. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jul;52(1):91-6. Epub 2010 May 14.
  38. Propper BW, Gifford SM, Calhoon JH, McNeil JD. Wartime thoracic injury: perspectives in modern warfare. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr;89(4):1032-5; discussion 1035-6.
  39. Propper BW, Rasmussen TE, Jones WT, Gifford SM, Burkhardt GE, Clouse WD. Temporal changes of aortic neck morphology in abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2010 May;51(5):1111-5. Epub 2010 Mar 11.
  40. Burkhardt GE, Rasmussen TE, Propper BW, Lopez PL, Gifford SM, Clouse WD. A national survey of evolving management patterns for vascular injury. J Surg Educ. 2009 Sep-Oct;66(5):239-47.
  41. Gifford SM, Eliason JL, Clouse WD, Spencer JR, Burkhardt GE, Propper BW, Dixon PS, Zarzabal LA, Gelfond JA, Rasmussen TE. Early versus delayed restoration of flow with temporary vascular shunt reduces circulating markers of injury in a porcine model. J Trauma. 2009 Aug;67(2):259-65.
  42. Surgical response to multiple casualty incidents following single explosive events. Propper BW, Rasmussen TE, Davidson SB, Vandenberg SL, Clouse WD, Burkhardt GE, Gifford SM, Johannigman JA. Ann Surg. 2009 Aug;250(2):311-5.
  43. Gifford SM, Aidinian G, Clouse WD, Fox CJ, Porras CA, Jones WT, Zarzabal LA, Michalek JE, Propper BW, Burkhardt GE, Rasmussen TE. Effect of temporary shunting on extremity vascular injury: an outcome analysis from the Global War on Terror vascular injury initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Sep;50(3):549-55; discussion 555-6.
  44. Propper BW, Alley JB, Gifford SM, Burkhardt GE, Rasmussen TE. Endovascular treatment of a blunt aortic injury in Iraq: extension of innovative endovascular capabilities to the modern battlefield. Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Sep-Oct;23(5):687.e19-22. 2009 Jun 25.
  45. Propper B, Zonies D, Smith D, Rasmussen TE. Autogenous arterial and venous reconstruction for femoral vein leiomyosarcoma–a case report. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2009 Apr-May;43(2):215-20. 2009 Jan 8.

Oral Presentations

  • Invited National Presentations 2023
  • Defense Health Limb Salvage Symposium 2023
  • Society of Vascular Surgery, MD 2023
  • Veith Symposium, NY 2022
  • VESS, Snowmass CO 2022
  • American College of Surgeons 2021
  • Veith Vascular Symposium, Orlando FL 2021
  • Society of Vascular Surgery, MD 2019
  • Society of Vascular Surgery, MA 2018
  • Pan American Endo Resuscitation and Trauma Management,, TX 2017
  • Society for Vascular Surgery 2017
  • Grand Rounds Presentations
  • Grand Rounds Orthopedic Surgery SAMMC- Advanced Limb Salvage 2020
  • Grand Rounds General Surgery Walter Reed Surgery- Limb Salvage 2020
  • Grand Rounds Ohio State University- How I do it 2020