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Aortic Intervention
August 12th, 2016

Meet the Vista® instructor: Dr. Carlos Bechara


Dr. Carlos Bechara is a vascular surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, and an instructor for Cook’s Essentials of FEVAR: Endovascular Techniques for Treating Complex AAAs course. Get to know Dr. Bechara:

Where did you grow up?

What was your dream job as a kid?
To be a soccer player

What was your first car?
A Volkswagen Golf

Why did you decide to pursue vascular surgery?
To do sophisticated surgeries—endovascular, open, hybrid—for complex vascular patients with immediate satisfaction

Where did you train?
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

Where are you currently practicing?
Houston Methodist Hospital

Which meetings do you like to attend and why?
SAVS: Informative, collegial and fun
SVS: Broad and comprehensive vascular presentations with an international audience

What do you like to do when you’re not in the OR?
Ride my bicycle, play with my children, and read political books

Why would you encourage physicians to attend Vista training?
Vista is a global collaboration between Cook and physicians from different specialties to advance medicine and best practices through education and training

What’s the last book that you read?
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

If you could only take three items to a desert island, what would they be?
My wife, a hammock and a knife

Sign up for a Vista course with Dr. Bechara

Cook offers a variety of vascular training opportunities through the Cook Vista Education & Training program. Learn more at

Dr. Bechara is a paid consultant of Cook Medical.