Wei Zhou, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Wei Zhou, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Wei Zhou, MD, FACS is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Vascular Surgery at University of Arizona. She is an internationally recognized expert in surgical and percutaneous management of vascular diseases involving carotid, aorta, and lower extremities.  She has extensive experience in carotid stenting, complex endovascular aneurysm repair, and minimal invasive approach of lower extremity occlusive disease.

Dr. Zhou has been on staff at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and Stanford University in California .  She was a Professor of Surgery at Stanford University and Chief of Vascular Surgery at VA Palo Alto Heath Care System before joining the University of Arizona. Over her tenure at Stanford, Dr. Zhou developed a state-of-art modern vascular surgery practice in Palo Alto VA.   Under her leadership, Palo Alto VA provides advanced endovascular interventions and comprehensive care to patients with vascular diseases.

Dr. Zhou is a well-recognized surgeon-scientist and a NIH-funded physician investigator.   Her research program focuses on clinical outcome of vascular interventions and mechanistic investigation of atherosclerotic disease.  She has received funding from NIH, American Heart Association, American College of Surgeon, and Veteran Health Administration.  She is the principle investigator for over 30 clinical trials.   In addition, she has authored and co-authored 120 peer-reviewed articles and 23 book chapters. She has been invited to numerous national and international meetings.  Dr. Zhou is considered a thought leader in the impacts of carotid interventions.   She is fluent in both English and Chinese 

Research Interests: 

Outcome of Carotid intervention on cognitive function
Long-term outcome of endovascular aneurysm repair
Risk factor stratification before vascular interventions 
Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques
Intimal hyperplasia following vascular interventions 

Degrees
  • BS: Biochemistry and Cell Biology/Psychology, University of California - San Diego, 1994
  • MD: New York Medical College, 1998
Residency
  • University of California - San Diego Medical Center, General Surgery, 1998-2003
Fellowship
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Vascular Surgery, 2003-2005
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, 2004
  • American Board of Vascular Surgery, 2006