Alan Synn, MD

Alan Synn, MD

Vascular Surgery Denver, CO


Office Address

  • 1601 E 19th Ave
    Suite 3950
    Denver, CO 80218
    Phone: (303) 539-0736
    Fax: (303) 539-0737

Alan Synn, MD

Vascular Surgery Denver, CO


Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Vascular Surgery: General Vascular Surgery

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLADavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Leland Stanford Jr. University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical LicenseCO State Medical License1995 - 2017
  • American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationeClinicalWorks EHR, eClinicalWorks LLC, 2012, 2013
    • America's Top Doctors, Vascular SurgeryU.S. News and World Report, 2011-2014

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Mettalloproteinase Expression in Venous Aneurysms  C. Irwin, A.Y. Synn, L. Kraiss, Q. Zhang, M.M. Griffen, and G.C. Hunter, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1/1/2008
    • Late Results of a Prospective Study of Direct Intra-arterial Urokinase Infusion for Peripheral Arterial and Bypass Graft Occlusions  R.T.A. Chalmers, J.J. Hoballah, T.F. Kresowik, A.Y. Synn, N. Nakagawa, W.J. Sharp and J.D. Corson, Cardiovasc. Surg., 1/1/1995
    • The Impact of Color Duplex Surveillance on the Outcome of Lower Limb Bypass with Segments of Arm Vein  R.T.A. Chalmers, J.J. Hoballah, T.F. Kresowik, W.J. Sharp, A.Y. Synn, E. Miller, and J.D. Corson, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1/1/1994

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Springer Surgery Atlas, Vascular Surgery Chapter: Transaxillary Thoracic Outlet Decompression. Page 95 - 102
      A.Y. Synn and S.J. Annest
      Editors: J.S.P. Lumley and J.J. Hoballah.Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany
    • Yearbook of Ultrasound Chapter: A Prospective Surveillance of In Situ Saphenous Vein Bypasses. 
      A.L. Laborde, A.Y. Synn, M.J. Worsey, T.R. Bower, J.J. Hoballah, T.F. Kresowik, W.J. Sharp, and J.D. Corson
      Editors: B. Carroll.Mosby Yearbook, Inc.
    • Current Critical Problems in Vascular Surgery Chapter: The Role of Non-Invasive Testing After Infrainguinal Vein Bypass Grafting. Page 289 - 298
      J.D. Corson, A.Y. Synn, T.F. Kresowik, W.J. Sharp, and J.J. Hoballah
      Editors: F.J. Veith.Quality Medical Publishing Inc., St.Louis, MO


    • EVAR in the Emergent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. A.Y. Synn, Rocky Mountain Vascular Society, Park City, UT, 7/28/2012
    • Metalloproteinase Expression Is Increased in Venous Aneurysms. C. Irwin, A. Synn, M. Griffin, L. Pounds, L. Killewich, and G.C. Hunter, 19th Annual Meeting of the American Venous Forum, San Diego, CA, 2/14/2007
    • Endovascular Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Vascular Surgeon's Perspective. A.Y. Synn, 28th Annual Meeting of the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Grand Junction, CO, 6/16/2006


    • "The Office Based Management of Venous Disorders" Denver, CO - 1/24/2009
    • "Endovascular Interventions: Freeze, Scrape, or Cage" Mesa Verde, CO - 8/4/2006
    • Garnd Rounds: "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: an Update." University of Washington Surgical, Seattle, WA - 5/29/1991


    • Medicine is Not a Simple Game. A.Y. Synn, Denver Medical Bulletin
    • The Open Technique of In Situ Bypass: Results of a Five Year Experience. (videotape) J.D. Corson, T.F. Kresowik, J.J. Hoballah, A.Y. Synn, M.J. Worsey, and W.J. Sharp, Combined Meeting of the Asssociations of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and Trinity College
      Dublin Medical School, Dublin, Ireland - 9/20/1992

    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Cofinity PPO
    • Empire BCBS HMO
    • Empire BCBS PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MagnaCare PPO
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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