Integrated Multidisciplinary Care, Clinical Excellence, A Leader in Research

The Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery provides compassionate, state-of-the-art care for patients across the full range of vascular disorders including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), aneurysms, carotid artery disease, hemodialysis access and venous disease. The program also treats less-common disorders including complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (involving the upper abdomen and chest) arterial graft infections, arterial blockage to the kidneys or intestines and thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).

Division faculty have achieved national and international recognition as leaders in clinical innovation, surgical education, and research.  The program is closely integrated with several specialized centers including the UCSF Heart & Vascular Center, a multidisciplinary team of vascular surgeons and cardiovascular specialists.

Innovative Research

VC Research Network

VascularCures Research Network

VascularCures is a consortium of leading vascular specialists sharing research and results to accelerate the development of new drugs and technologies.

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Conte-Clever Trial

Featured Clinical Trial

Claudication treatment-comparative effectiveness of treatment approaches for PAD (CLEVER)

Michael S. Conte, M.D., (right) Chief of
Vascular Surgery at UCSF and Vice Chair of the council on PVD, and Alan T. Hirsch, M.D. (left), Director, Vascular Medicine Program
at the University of Minnesotal, discuss the results of the CLEVER trial, which compared exercise vs. stenting in PAD.


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