Dr. Joseph Ricotta is the National Medical Director for Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Tenet Healthcare. Dr. Ricotta was the first in Florida to perform the transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedure, a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safer approach for the treatment of carotid artery disease and to prevent future strokes for high surgical risk patients. In 2021, Dr. Ricotta, a TCAR Clinical Operator of Experience, completed his 200th TCAR procedure at Delray Medical Center a national TCAR Center of Excellence. In addition, Dr. Ricotta was the first surgeon in the U.S. to perform endovascular robotic surgery using the Corindus CorPath® GRX Robot for peripheral vascular procedures. He was also the first in the Southeastern U.S. to perform the VenaSeal™, a vein disease, closure procedure for the treatment of venous insufficiency. Dr. Ricotta also specializes in the treatment of aortic and peripheral aneurysms, pulmonary embolism, peripheral arterial disease and limb salvage. Additionally, Dr. Ricotta provides care for venous disease, varicose veins, May-Thurner Syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, renal and mesenteric disease, and dialysis access. Dr. Ricotta is dedicated to training tomorrow’s physicians as the Program Director of Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.