About Us

"Welcome to Stanford Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. We are dedicated to the highest levels of patient care, professional education, and clinical and translational research."


Ronald L. Dalman, MD, Chidester Professor and Division Chief of Vascular Surgery

The Division works continually to improve quality of life for patients with vascular diseases. We are privileged to work with an outstanding team of faculty and community vascular specialists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, radiologists, podiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists, engineers and computer scientists. Our ongoing collaborations have promoted remarkable academic and clinical productivity involving new and dramatically improved techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, gaining the Division international recognition as a Vascular Center of Excellence.

The faculty is distinguished by expertise in many aspects of vascular disease management, but perhaps none more so than aortic aneurysm disease. Stanford Vascular Surgeons are recognized around the world as leaders in aortic aneurysm treatment and research.

2019 Vascular Surgery Program Graduates

Congratulations to the 2019 Vascular Surgery Program Graduates. We are proud of all that you have accomplished and wish you success in your future endeavors.  

Benjamin Colvard, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University.  

Anahita Dua, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School.  

Kedar Lavingia, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia.

News & Events

Promotion to Professor, Dr. Nicholas Leeper

Congratulations to Dr. Leeper on his promotion to Professor! The University Provost approved the promotion of Dr. Nicholas Leeper to Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine, effective August 1, 2019. Join us in congratulating Dr. Leeper on this well-deserved promotion!

Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) program

Elsie Ross, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery has been accepted into the UC San Diego, Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) program.

Vascular Surgery/CVI UTL Faculty Position Available

The Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and the Cardiovascular Institute seek a faculty member in the University Tenure Line (UTL) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Clinical effort may or may not be required for the candidate, based on their professional training and career focus.

Candidates with expertise in all facets of biomedical research (discovery, translational and/or clinical science) are encouraged to apply. 

This faculty position will be split between the Division of Vascular Surgery and the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI; cvi.stanford.edu).  This joint appointment has been proposed to provide the successful candidate with seamless access to the robust infrastructure of both groups and enhance the collaborations that already exist between the Division of Vascular Surgery and the Cardiovascular Institute. 

Wearables could transform monitoring and outcome assessment for vascular interventions

Health technology solutions—such as mobile apps and wearables—can play a huge role in activity tracking and assessing the outcomes of peripheral vascular interventions, says Ronald L Dalman (Stanford, USA), president-elect of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Down the road, the SVS plans a branded mobile activity tracker and Dalman notes that such tools may also be used to measure aneurysm diameter, or look for evidence of stroke when patients are sleeping. Still, accuracy, expense, appropriateness, privacy, reliability, reproducibility and “those types of issues” will be a concern, he states.

Dalman spoke to Vascular News at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM; 12–15 June 2019, National Harbor, USA).


Patient Care

We provide expert care for patients with complex aortic, arterial and venous disorders.



ACGME-accredited Stanford Traditional Vascular Residency (5+2 yrs)

ACGME-accredited Stanford Integrated Vascular Residency (0+5 yrs)

Vascular Medicine Fellowship

Interesting Cases

Educational Seminars


Basic, translational and applied research into all facets of vascular disease.