Robert Y. Rhee, MD

Director, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Maimonides Physician


Vascular Surgery


English, Korean

About Me

Dr. Rhee is an international leader in the treatment of complex aortic diseases. He has extensive experience in both direct surgical and endovascular management of complex abdominal, thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections. He has been involved with, and has led, significant vascular device trials since 1995 and continues to bring state-of-the-art technologies to residents of Brooklyn and NYC by offering the latest minimally-invasive treatment options not generally offered at most local hospitals, including: fenestrated and branched graft aortic endovascular repair. He is the director of the Maimonides Medical Center Aortic Center. Dr. Rhee has published over 100 articles in leading journals and textbooks on the topic of vascular disease. He has lectured in over a dozen countries, while serving on and leading various national committees in the Society for Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. He serves as both the institutional and national lead investigator of several clinical research trials.

Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Care
  • Aortic Disease
  • Endovascular & Vascular Surgery Care
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
  • Acute and Chronic Aortic Dissections
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Renal Artery Blockage
  • Stroke
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm (TAAA)
  • Thoracic Aneurysms and Dissections
  • Thoracic Outlet


  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR, TEVAR)
  • Fenestrated and Branched Graft Aortic
  • Endovascular Repair
  • Medical Management
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures for PAD
  • Carotid Disease Treatment


Medical Degree

University of Rochester


University of Rochester


Strong Memorial Hospital - Rochester


Mayo Medical School


Vascular Surgery


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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