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Dr. Synn is one of the founding members of the Vascular Institute of the Rockies.  His clinical interests span the full breadth of vascular surgery.  His special capabilities include complex arterial surgery and endovascular therapies, particularly the endograft treatment of aortic aneurysms. In addition to taking care of patients, Dr. Synn is a scientific investigator and instructor for medical students and trainees.


Dr. Synn is a native Californian and graduate of Stanford University and the U.C.L.A. School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle and his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Iowa.  He was on the faculty in vascular surgery at Iowa.  His research work has been published in the areas of complex leg artery bypass surgeries, the noninvasive vascular lab, arteriography, carotid arterial reconstructions, venous disease, thrombolysis, and thoracic outlet surgery.  He spent two years in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona before arriving in Denver in 1995.


“There is so much that we can do to help the patient with vascular disease.  It is really exciting to work with each patient and their primary physician.   Every patient’s situation is unique and we get to tailor the best individual solution.”  


Dr. Synn is dedicated to both his patients and his medical community.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery.  He is the Past President of both the Denver Medical Society as well as the Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgical Society.  His efforts have included participating and overseeing in over a dozen hospital and professional society committees, advocating with the Legislature, and promoting health care improvement.  “Physician responsibility means putting our patients first in all that we do as we improve our system of care.”  Dr. Synn has been recognized three times by his peers as a 5280 “Top Doc”.


Outside of the hospital and office, Dr. Synn, his two children, and his wife Lisa enjoy a family centered life.  “We fish, camp, and even read together.  I’ll still pick up a baseball bat now and again for my son. As long as the family is well, life is really wonderful.”


Alan Synn MD FACS