Charles W Acher, MD


  • Division of Vascular Surgery
(608) 265-4420

600 Highland Avenue
Box 7375 Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • MD, Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Internship and Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Fellow, GI and Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England
  • Instructor in Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Peripheral Vascular Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Acher is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of additional qualifications in vascular surgery. His clinical interests include prevention of ischemic spinal cord injury in repair of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms (TAA), renal and visceral arterial occlusive disease, minimally invasive endovascular surgery, treatment of cerebral vascular occlusive disease for stroke prevention (carotid and subclavian revascularization), and limb salvage in severe vascular disease.

Research Interests

Dr. Acher’s current research activities include participation in a VA cooperative study on aneurysm detection and management, research in treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysm, and prevention of paraplegia in thoracic aneurysm surgery.

Recent Publications

  • Understanding who benefits from endovascular aortic repair in those deemed unfit for open repair.
    Khoury MK, Heid CA, Rectenwald JE, Acher CW, Tsai S, Ramanan B, Timaran CH, Modrall JG
    J Vasc Surg 2022 Aug; 76(2): 419-427.e3
    [PubMed ID: 35227800]

  • Long-term survival after descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    Khoury MK, Acher C, Wynn MM, Acher CW
    J Vasc Surg 2021 Sep; 74(3): 843-850
    [PubMed ID: 33775746]

  • Association Between Body Mass Index and Perioperative Mortality After Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
    Liang TW, Wang SK, Dimusto PD, McAninch CM, Acher CW, Timsina LR, Dalsing MC, Motaganahalli RL
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 2020 Oct; 54(7): 573-578
    [PubMed ID: 32643559]

  • Spinal Cord Ischemia Rescue after Hybrid Total Arch Repair with Frozen Elephant Trunk: A Case Report.
    Leung AD, Bartline PB, Acher CW, Yamanouchi D
    Ann Vasc Surg 2020 Jul; 66: 669.e5-669.e9
    [PubMed ID: 32032702]

  • Operative Mortality and Morbidity in Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the Endovascular Age.
    Acher C, Acher CW, Castello Ramirez MC, Wynn M
    Ann Vasc Surg 2020 Jul; 66: 70-76
    [PubMed ID: 31676380]

All Publications on PubMed