What We Do

The Vascular Clinic sees patients who are referred for specialist assessment of vascular conditions. Vascular conditions include problems with arteries and veins anywhere in the body excluding the heart.

There are generally two kinds of arterial vascular disease: occlusive and aneurysmal. In the occlusive form, blood flow is reduced because of plaque that has formed in the arteries. This causes reduced blood flow to tissues beyond the blockage. In aneurysmal disease, the wall of an artery weakens, which allows it to become larger and rupture is a possibility.

We also consult and manage venous disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and AV malformations.

Our care includes assessment, treatment and monitoring of aneurysms, vascular occlusive disease and carotid artery disease. The surgeon will recommend appropriate treatment options which may include conservative management, angioplasty and/or surgery.

Improving treatment for aneurysms

Watch these videos to find out how we're building a better endograft to improve the treatment for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. Each video shows a different treatment option.

Conditions Treated


  • Post-surgery monitoring and care
  • Pre-surgical preparation for treatment of the above conditions
  • Referral to Community Care Access Centers as needed for ongoing wound care
  • Telehealth visit(s) with surgeons for patients who live out of town
  • Vascular lab studies
  • Wound care monitoring

How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.​

 Materials and Resources to Help You

​The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.​​

Resources from the Patient & Family Education Program PDF Icon

* These material(s) are also available in other languages.

More information on cardiac and heart health:

Visit our health information section.​​​​​

 Meet Our Team

Medical Director

Phone: 416 340 5332

Vascular Surgeons

Dr. Sean Crawford
Phone: 416 340 3905
Phone: 416 340 3274
Phone: 416 340 5193
Phone: 416 340 4620
Phone: 416 340 3275
Phone: 416 340 3645
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 3868

Nurse Manager

Dawn Donaldson
Phone: 416 340 5850

Clinic Nurse

Cindy Dickson
Phone: 416 340 3857​
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