- Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
- Endovascular repair of thoracic aneurysms.
- FDA approved IDE protocol, funded by Mayo Foundation, $34,500.00/yr.
- Multi-center trial on the Zenith endostent for repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, $390,000.00/2 yr.
- Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting.
Carotid revascularization endarterectomy versus stent, funded by NINHD, $260,000/yr 5 yr.
Dr. Hakaim's research interests are also in peripheral atherectomy, intimal hyperplasia, and compartment syndrome.