Benjamin M. Jackson, MD, MS

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Open and Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endarterectomy and Stenting for Carotid Stenosis
  • Bypass and Endovascular Revascularization for Critical Lower Limb Ischemia

Languages spoken

  • English

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Philosophy of care

My job is to save the lives of patients with aortic aneurysms, to prevent strokes in patients with carotid artery disease and to avert amputation in patients with impaired blood flow to their extremities. However, what I treasure in my job is the relationship with patients and their families, developed sometimes over years and sometimes quickly during a challenging time in their lives. I always remember that patients like you who seek out my expertise are people – with jobs, lives, hobbies, families and compelling personal stories. I enjoy hearing those stories and playing a role in caring for those individuals.

Why I entered medicine

Honestly, I wasn't very good at physics. After studying physics and engineering as an undergraduate at Haverford College and as a graduate student at the University of Virginia, I figured out somewhat serendipitously that I was good at surgery and enjoyed caring for patients. Vascular surgery is intellectually engrossing and technically challenging.

Community involvement

My wife Oksana and I support the YMCA, and three generations of Jacksons have attended a YMCA summer camp in Rhode Island. Because Oksana is of Ukrainian heritage, we support a number of humanitarian causes in that country.

Personal interests

My family and I enjoy hiking and camping (Indian Garden Campground at the Grand Canyon is my favorite campsite). My kids play a lot of soccer, and some baseball and softball, so I've become a student of those games. We're pretty dedicated Philadelphia Union fans.


Haverford College, BS - Physics, 1991

University of Virginia, MS - Engineering Physics, 1993

Medical Training
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2000


Residency 2006
General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2008
Vascular Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials