John Iljas, D.O., FACS, FICA, RVT



Chief of Surgery – St. Mary Mercy Hospital
Section Chief Vascular Surgery – Detroit Medical Center

Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA

General Surgery Residency

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Vascular Fellowship

Deborah Heart and Lung Center,
Browns Mills, NJ

Board Certified

American Osteopathic Board of General Surgery
American Osteopathic Board of Vascular Surgery

Professional Organizations

Vascular Fellowship Director at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital
Medical Director St. Mary Mercy Wound Care Center
Registered Vascular Technologist Certification
Hyperbaric Oxygen Certification
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Michigan State Medical Society
International College of Angiology
International College of Surgeons
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at MSU-COM
United States Army Reserve

Connect with Dr. Iljas at 734-462-8401

Mazen Bazzi, D.O., RPVI


Medical School

Michigan State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan

General Surgery Residency

General Surgery
Genesys Regional Medical Center,
Grand Blanc, Michigan

Vascular Fellowship

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, Ohio

Professional Organizations

American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography/
Registered Vascular Technologist
Michigan Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Connect with Dr. Bazzi at 734-462-8401

Bipinchandra Patel, D.O., RPVI


Medical School

De Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine,
Iowa, United States

General Surgery Residency

General SurgerySinai-Grace Hospital DMC
Michigan, United States

Vascular Fellowship

Sinai-Grace Hospital DMC
Michigan, United States

Board Eligible

American Osteopathic Board of Vascular Surgery

Board Certified

American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Connect with Dr. Patel at 734-462-8401

Vellore R. Ramakrishnan, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.V.T. Emeritus


Medical School

University of Madras
Madras, India

Dr. Ramakrishnan is the vascular surgeon credited with establishing Vascular Associates of Michigan, P.C. .

Dr. Ram, as many patients and staff know him , started his medical career in Madras, India and continued his residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan when he immigrated to the United States.

Dr. Ramakrishnan developed and grew the practice from 1978 until his retirement in 2013.

Along with his surgical contributions at St. John Providence Hospital, Sinai Grace-DMC , Dr. Ram was of service to St. Mary Mercy Hospital in the capacity of Chief of Staff, President of Medical Staff and Chaired the Surgical Quality Assurance Committee throughout his career.

Dr. Ramakrishnan was active in many surgical societies including Midwestern Vascular Society, Michigan Vascular Society, American Medical Association, Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery and The International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery.  Through his work with The Society of Vascular technology Dr. Ramakrishnan was instrumental in developing the VASCULAR ULTRASOUND Department testing protocol and department at St. Mary Mercy Hospital where he served as director for many years.

Since his retirement in August of 2013, Dr. Ram has chosen to do charity work with the underprivileged. He currently lives with his wife in duel residences in Maryland and Pennsylvania.