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Meet the Masters
A Three-Part Series on PAD

Mastering the Sub-Adventitial Terrain in Complex Femoral/Popliteal Disease
Originally Broadcast: Thursday, July 16th, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 AM CDT  |  3:00 PM CET

BD Peripheral Intervention educational program, ADVANCE invites you to Join us for the first of three live sessions on the latest treatment options for peripheral arterial disease.

For our first interactive session, Dr. Montero-Baker and Dr. Bräunlich will explore the topic of treating complex femoral/popliteal disease.


  • Impact of calcium during contemporary endovascular care of the fem/pop
  • How to get out of the sub-intimal space: A stepwise approach
  • Reasoning behind using debulking devices in long lesions and the sub-intimal space
  • Use of DCBs and/or scaffolds in long lesions
  • Q & A


Miguel Montero-Baker, M.D. is an associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy in Houston, Texas specializing in Diabetic Foot Amputation Prevention and Limb Salvage. Dr. Montero-Baker graduated with honors both from medical school and his residency in Vascular Surgery at the University of Costa Rica. After his residency training, he was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to further pursue his interest in interventional therapies in Leipzig, Germany and completed a peripheral vascular ultrasound fellowship, as well as an advanced peripheral endovascular interventions fellowship. Driven by his passion for research and development of new diagnostic techniques for ischemic limbs, Dr. Montero-Baker completed an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency at the University of Arizona and went on to join the faculty as an assistant professor.

Dr. Montero-Baker is author of numerous journal publications, has co-authored several textbook chapters and is a well-recognized opinion leader for the Latin American medical community. Dr. Montero-Baker’s main clinical interests are critical limb ischemia, implantable micro-technology and endovascular carotid disease management.

He is an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society of Endovascular Surgeons, Endovascular Surgeons of Latin America and the Latin America Society of Vascular Surgeons.

Dr. Sven Bräunlich is a global leader within PAD and CLI endovascular management, regularly providing workshops and educational activities within China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India and Europe. He is an angiologist at the Halle Hospital and University of Leipzig Hospitals. Dr. Bräunlich holds a master’s degree, earned at Julius-Maximilian-University of Würzburg, Germany. He trained at the Heart Centre Leipzig and Park Hospital Leipzig under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dierk Scheinert and Andrej Schmidt. The Leipzig team undertake more than 4,000 peripheral arterial interventions per year.

His focus on interventional therapy is for all kinds of occlusive PAD, especially lower extremities CTO´s, CLI, and BTK disease. In addition to PAD his other interests include aortic repair, carotid artery stenting, renal artery stenting and denervation. He has helped to pioneer and test new technologies for medical device companies and in addition to his clinical duties he is an active researcher participating in many clinical studies authoring more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

He is Faculty and co-organizer of renowned international endovascular conference, LINC which draws attendance of more 4700 international participants, as well as being faculty and co-organizer of LAP (LINC Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong). Dr Braunlich has been a Live case operator at leading medical conferences, including LINC, LINC Asia-Pacific; VERVE, VIVA, TCT, NCVH, and Charing Cross.


The opinions and clinical experiences presented in this webinar are for informational and educational purposes only. The results presented may not be predictive for all studies and patients as individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient specific attributes.

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