Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Charles W. Acher, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
Charles W. Acher, MD


Dr. Charles Acher is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with Board Certification 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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Vascular Surgery
    Medical School
    • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    GI and Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England, 1978-1980; Peripheral Vascular, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX, 1982-1983

    • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
    • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Angioplasty
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Arteriorvenous Fistula
    • Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Surgery
    • Carotid Disease
    • Claudication
    • Dialysis Access Surgery
    • Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endovascular Graft Repair for Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
    • Limb Preservation
    • Limb Salvage
    • Limb Salvage Surgery
    • Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
    • Mesenteric Artery Disease
    • Minimal Incision Phlebectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Peripheral Bypass Surgery
    • Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions
    • Renal Artery Disease
    • Subclavian Artery Disease
    • Subclavian Vein Occlusion
    • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
    • Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
    • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    • Venous Disease

    Research and publications

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