Sorber, Rebecca



Rebecca Sorber, MD

Dr. Rebecca Sorber


Rushville, IN

Undergraduate School:

Purdue University

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Additional Education:

General Surgery Residency, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

Aortic surgery, connective tissue disease mediated aortopathy, aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection

Why UW?

I am very interested in the treatment of vascular disease, particularly aortic disease, and found UW’s training program to be both comprehensive as well as cutting edge. The legacy of connective tissue disease research at UW along with its prominence in both open and endovascular therapy for aortic disease were very appealing to me and my interests.


  1. Sorber R, C Dun, Q Kawaji, CJ Abularrage, JH Black III, MA Makary & CW Hicks. “Early peripheral vascular interventions for claudication are associated with higher rates of late interventions and progression to CLTI.” J Vasc Surg. Accepted 7 Oct 2022.
  2. Sorber R, LL Tsai, CW Hicks & JH Black III. “Midterm outcomes of isolated thoracic aortic replacement in congenital versus degenerative aortopathy in a 15-year institutional cohort.” J Vasc Surg. 2023 Jan;77(1):20-27.  
  3. Sorber R, CM Holscher, DS Zarkowsky, CJ Abularrage, JH Black III, GJ Wang & CW Hicks. “Increased regional market competition is associated with a lower threshold for revascularization in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.” Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Nov;87:164-173.
  4. Sorber R & CW Hicks. “Diagnosis and management of acute aortic syndromes: dissection, penetrating aortic ulcer, and intramural hematoma.” Curr Cardiol Rep. 2022 Mar;24(3):209-216.
  5. Sorber R, KA Giuliano, CW Hicks & JH Black III. “Patient safety indicators are an insufficient performance metric to track and grade outcomes of open aortic repair.” J Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan;73(1):240-9.e5.