Nelson Menezes, MDWalter E. Reed Medal
Nelson Menezes, MD


Dr. Nelson Menezes was appointed Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in 1998, a position he still holds today. He is responsible for bringing vascular surgery at TBHC into the endovascular era. He remains the Medical Director of the Vascular Lab – which gained accreditation under his leadership – and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His main field of interest among other things is endovascular revascularization of lower extremities.

Born in the former Portuguese enclave of Goa, India, he graduated from Goa Medical College and completed his fellowship in surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom. He completed his surgical residency at TBHC and went on to do an endovascular vascular fellowship at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as an accredited vascular fellowship at SUNY at Stony Brook, NY.

He is board certified in General Surgery as well as Vascular Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The New York Society of Vascular Surgery, Society of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Access Society of America.

He is well published in peer reviewed journals, and has participated as a speaker in national and international vascular surgery forums. Dr. Menezes was awarded the Distinguished Service award by his peers on the Professional Staff at TBHC. He has been a recipient of the Teacher of the Year award multiple times, and has been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York for many years. He has mentored at least 10 surgical residents who have gone on to be top-notch vascular surgeons in their own right.

Dr. Menezes resides in Brooklyn with his wife of 28 years, Neshba, who is a classical pianist, and daughters, Priyanka and Carla. His hobbies include reading, playing ping pong and travelling.