Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

John R. Hoch, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
John R. Hoch, MD


Dr. John Hoch is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of additional qualifications in vascular surgery. He is chief of the vascular surgery service at the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital and serves as Director for the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship programs. Dr. Hoch has special interests in complex aortic visceral artery occlusive disease, carotid artery stenting, repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms, minimally invasive care of patients with varicose veins, and the use of endovascular techniques to repair abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms and manage patients with lower extremity arterial occlusion.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    Medical School
    • Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

    American Heart Association Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-1987

    Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO, 1989-1991

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Advanced Hypertension Program
    • Angioplasty
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Arm Angioplasty
    • Arteriorvenous Fistula
    • Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and Kidney Arteries
    • Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Stenting
    • Carotid Artery Surgery
    • Carotid artery disease
    • Claudication
    • Dialysis Access Surgery
    • Endovascular Graft Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endovascular Graft Repair for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Laser Therapy for Veins
    • Limb Preservation
    • Limb Salvage
    • Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery
    • Mesenteric Artery Disease
    • Minimal Incision Phlebectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Peripheral Bypass Surgery
    • Radiofrequency Ablation for Vein Conditions
    • Renal Artery Disease
    • Sclerotherapy for Veins
    • Subclavian Artery Disease
    • Subclavian Vein Occlusion
    • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
    • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
    • Treatment for Spider Veins or Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Lesion Injections
    • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
    • Venous Disease
    • Visceral Angioplasty

    Research and publications

    Dr. Hoch's research is ongoing into improving the education of residents and medical students about vascular disease. In addition, Dr. Hoch’s clinical research interests include the use of minimally invasive techniques to improve arterial circulation in order to relive pain and promote wound healing. He is investigating the long term outcomes of patients with varicose veins managed with minimally invasive techniques. His clinical research is focused on improving outcomes of patients with arterial disease managed with endovascular techniques.