Meet Our Physicians

Thomas K. Evans, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Evans graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He then completed his Vascular Surgery fellowship at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey and has since then dedicated 100 percent of his time to vascular surgery.
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D. Bhaskar Rao, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Dr. Rao graduated from Osmania Medical College in India. His postgraduate training began at the Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in 1989. Dr. Rao then traveled to the United Kingdom where he served as the Senior House Officer at the Cumberland Royal Infirmary as well as a Registrar in Surgery at the University of New Castle Upon Tyne. His travels continued as he moved to New York in 1995 and then Delaware in 1996 for his residency programs.
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William J. Schickler, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Schickler has been a practicing vascular surgeon in the State of Delaware since 1987 after graduating from Cornell University Medical College. His postgraduate training began with his General Surgery Residency at The New York Hospital in New York, New York as well as at the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He later completed his Peripheral Vascular Fellowship at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
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Kathleen K. Salati, MSN, NP-C
Kathleen Salati has been a nurse practitioner with Vascular Specialists of Delaware since 2011. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree from Wilmington College in New Castle, Delaware. She later earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware and became a board certified Nurse Practitioner.
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Karen M. Smith, MSN, APRN, BC
Karen Smith has been a nurse practitioner with Vascular Specialists of Delaware since 2010. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She later earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and became a board certified Nurse Practitioner.
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Kathy H. Sullivan, MSN, APRN, BC
Kathy Sullivan has been a nurse practitioner with Vascular Specialists of Delaware since 2013. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree from Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland. She later earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Wilmington College in Delaware and became a board certified Nurse Practitioner.
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