Nathan J. Aranson is a third-generation physician and native of Maine who currently resides in Portland. He is a dual board-certified general surgeon and vascular surgeon who is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition, he is nationally known as a respected educator and lecturer with extensive credited publications.
In 2001, Nathan graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University with his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry while completing his Pre-Med requirements. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency in Los Angeles at LAC + USC Medical Center with two additional years devoted to vascular surgical research as part of an NIH Funded T-32 Program at Harvard Medical School. He then completed his fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular surgery at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital. During his training he earned numerous resident teaching and education awards.
Prior to coming on board with The Vascular Care Group, he served as a Staff Surgeon in Vascular Surgery for Virginia Mason Medical Center, and most recently, for over five years at Maine Medical Center. While at Maine Medical Center he was the busiest clinical surgeon and performed the first minimally invasive arteriovenous fistula creation for dialysis access and the first insertion of a thoracic branch endograft in the State of Maine. Throughout his time, he has always sought to push the envelope, be an early adopter of technology, and improve the quality of care provided to patients in the region.
Outside of his primary surgical roles, he was the Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Labs throughout Maine Health and served as the Medical Director of the Maine Medical Center Vein Clinic. Throughout his career, he has been a member of several professional societies such as the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Vascular Surgery where he has been honored as a Fellow of both.
In his free time, he enjoys anything that blesses him with the many seasonal outdoor pursuits of Maine. In the winter you will find him downhill skiing while in the summer he finds time to fly-fish for native trout and spin cast in Casco Bay for stripers.