About Us

All of our physicians are board certified in their specialties, have numerous years of experience, and actively participate in some of the latest investigational trials. Our patients benefit from the most advanced, proven, minimally invasive procedures thoughtfully performed in a caring state-off-the-art environment.

Christopher J. Bosarge, M.D.

Dr. Christopher J. Bosarge received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his internal medicine internship at Ochsner Medical Foundation in 1992, and he completed his radiology residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in 1996. In 1997 he completed a fellowship in vascular/interventional radiology at the University of Arizona Health Science Center.

Dr. Bosarge became board certified in diagnostic radiology through the American Board of Radiology in 1996. Dr. Bosarge obtained his Florida medical license in 1997. In 2003 Dr. Bosarge was certified in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent. His interests include endovascular reconstruction for arterial and venous disease and uterine fibroid embolization.

Dr. Bosarge has participated in several medical organizations including the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Roentgen Ray Society, and the Louisiana Radiological Society.

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Fernando Kafie, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Fernando E. Kafie, M.D. earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his general surgery residency from the University of California Irvine Department of Surgery in1999 and continued with his vascular fellowship at the prestigious Gonda-Vascular Institute in Los Angeles, California (UCLA). 

Dr. Kafie is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery through the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Kafie moved to Florida in 2000 to practice in Pensacola.

As the Medical Director for the Vascular Access Center, Dr. Kafie maintains an active role at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He holds numerous endovascular certifications and surgical society affiliations such as Florida Vascular Surgery Society, American College of Surgeons and Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society.

Dr. Kafie has published numerous articles and book chapters in prestigious medical journals.  More recently, he was recognized as a “Champion Surgeon” in the state of Florida by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Dr. Kafie has special interest in minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins as well as treatment of dialysis patients.

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Christopher John LeCroy, MD.

Dr. Christopher J. LeCroy graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2001 and completed his general surgery internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2002. He remained at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he completed his general surgery residency in 2006 and his vascular surgery fellowship in 2008.

Dr. LeCroy is board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery, and he is board certified in vascular surgery. Dr. Lecroy received his license to practice medicine in Alabama in 2001 and in Florida in 2008.

Dr. LeCroy is currently an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. In previous years he maintained resident, fellow, or student memberships with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. LeCroy has publications in many noted medical journals including Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Journal of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, and Annals of Vascular Surgery.

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Huey B. McDaniel, M.D., F.A.C.S

Huey B. McDaniel, M.D. graduated from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his general surgery internship and residency in 2000 from Indiana University Medical Center. In 2002, Dr. McDaniel concluded a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2002, he began his service as a tactical physician with the Jackson-Hinds SWAT team and in 2003 as a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force Reserves.

In 2001, Dr. McDaniel became board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery and achieved board certification in vascular surgery in 2003. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.  He is a member of numerous professional societies including Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons, Southern Association of Vascular Surgeons, Mississippi State Medical Association, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, National Tactical Officers Association, American Medical Association, Aerospace Medical Association, Womack Surgical Society and Tinsley R. Harrison Society. 

Dr. McDaniel has a strong clinical research and teaching background with a dedication to developing new medical technologies to improve clinical cardiovascular outcomes.  He has extensive experience in minimally invasive vascular surgery and a history of multispecialty collaboration. He has numerous published articles in prominent medical journals including Journal of Vascular Surgery, James D. Hardy Surgical Forum, American Journal of Human Genetics and Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology.

Dr. McDaniel is a proud husband and loving father.

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Aaron B. Montgomery, M.D.

Dr. Aaron B. Montgomery graduated from medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in 1997. In 2002 Dr. Montgomery completed his residency in radiology at Case Western Reserve University, and in 2003 he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Montgomery is board certified in diagnostic radiology through the American Board of Radiology, and he is also board certified in vascular and interventional radiology. He obtained his license to practice medicine in Florida in 2003.

Dr. Montgomery’s interests include vascular interventions, and liver disease causing portal hypertention (TIPPS).

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Shonak B. Patel, M.D.

Dr. Shonak Patel graduated cum laude from Mercer University in Macon Georgia in 2002 with a B.A. in Philosophy and minor in Biology and Chemistry. He earned a doctorate of medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in 2006. In 2011, Dr. Patel concluded his general surgery residency and his vascular surgery fellowship in 2013. He is board certified in both general and vascular surgery.

Dr. Patel is licensed to practice medicine in Florida. He is a member of numerous professional societies including Florida Vascular Society, Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society and Outpatient Endovascular & Interventional Society. From 2006 to 2016, he is credited with over a dozen presentations, publications and honors. He actively participates in clinical research aimed at improving clinical vascular outcomes.

As a contemporary vascular surgeon, Dr. Patel is trained to perform a spectrum of vascular therapies including endovascular “minimally invasive” and open surgical procedures. His care philosophy is to tailor a vascular care plan to the patient’s individual vascular need along-side their primary care physician including medical management and lifestyle modifications. Patients can be assured they will get the best care for their particular need.

Dr. Patel lives in Pensacola, Florida. He is a loving husband and father to two delightful little girls.


Geoffrey L. Risley, M.D.

Geoffrey L. Risley, M.D. is a Florida native and was born and raised in Ft. Myers, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate and medical degrees. From Gainesville, he travelled to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for his General Surgery residency and Vascular Surgery fellowship. After completing his Vascular Surgery fellowship, Dr. Risley joined a prestigious practice in La Jolla, CA where he received additional training in advanced venous treatment with one of the “fathers” of venous surgery, Dr. John Bergan.

Dr. Risley returned to Florida where he reunited with his college sweetheart, Teresa. Dr. Risley and Teresa were married in 2003 and he started practice in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Risley has remained on the “cutting-edge” of vascular surgery his entire career. He was integral in introducing endovascular aneurysm repair to the private practice community and trained hundreds of surgeons, radiologists and cardiologists across the nation in the use of endovascular stent graft to treat AAA in a minimally invasive fashion.

Upon his return to Florida, he continued as a leader in adoption of new technology introducing laser and radio frequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein to Orlando and Jacksonville communities. Dr. Risley has introduced the use of peripheral atherectomy and novel percutaneous access sites for the treatment of severe peripheral arterial disease that often has been deemed untreatable by other physicians.

He has also been very involved in the treatment of carotid disease. Dr. Risley has been actively involved in carotid angioplasty and stent trials and was the first physician in Jacksonville and one of the first in Florida to use the transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) system for treatment of carotid stenosis. Throughout his career Dr. Risley has been passionate about providing the best possible options for patients with peripheral arterial disease, carotid disease, aneurysmal disease, venous disease and chronic lower extremity wounds.

He has remained committed to education and leadership and has been the president of the Florida Vascular Society, the voice for Florida Vascular surgeons, the Jacksonville Vascular Society, Chair of the Post-graduate education committee for the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and a Committee member on the young surgeons committee, private practice committee and political action committee for the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Risley, Teresa, and their 13-year old son are excited to relocate to Northwest Florida. The Risley family enjoys everything about the water and being outdoors. Boating, paddle boarding, surfing, fishing and scuba diving are some of their favorite activities. The entire family is excited to join the Medical and Social Community of Ft. Walton Beach and the Emerald Coast and can’t wait to see what this new adventure brings in the most beautiful corner of Florida.