The Richard Sanders Institute was founded by Drs. Steven Annest, MD and Barbara Melendez, MD at the Vascular Institute of the Rockies as a multidisciplinary collaboration dedicated to patients with disorders of the thoracic outlet. We work to educate our communities for early recognition and appropriate diagnosis of disorders of the thoracic outlet. We provide multidisciplinary, innovative, evidence-based therapy and collaborate on research protocols to advance our understanding of these disorders. At the Richard Sanders Institute, we aim to provide excellent, compassionate, evidence-based care for our patients with disorders of the thoracic outlet.