Division Chief

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Arizona is nationally recognized for its expertise in treating conditions of the circulatory system and advancing treatments and technology in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery through research and clinical trials.

What's New in the Division of Vascular Surgery

We are pleased to announce several new additions to the Division of Vascular Surgery -

  • Andrew Rice, DPM, FACFAS

  • Allison Rottman, DPM

  • Cathy Black, PA

  • Naren Patel, DPM

We are excited to welcome our incoming vascular residents -

  • Douglas Stockton, MD, Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

  • Stacey Hancock, DO, MPH, Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program




What is Vascular & Endovascular Surgery?

The human body depends on circulating blood to survive. The heart pumps blood out to the body through arteries. Veins bring blood back to the heart. In between, blood supplies the body with oxygen, helps combat diseases, carries toxins to the kidneys and liver for filtering and more.

Many conditions affect the complex highway of blood through the body, including blockages that can lead to: stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, or limb loss; and restricted blood return that can lead to varicose veins, leg swelling, or leg ulcers; and weakened walls that can lead to aneurysmal dilation or rupture.

Vascular and Endovascular surgery refers to interventions on and within arteries, veins, and lymphatics, including open surgical repair and minimal invasive therapy (Endovascular). This specialty deals with all types of vascular disease, including arterial occlusive disease, aneurysmal disease, and lymphatic and venous disorders. The podiatric section of our team takes care of patients with foot and ankle pathology. OUR GOAL is to provide patient-targeted therapy using the most appropriate approach that provides the best clinical care. We are also committed to advance our understanding of vascular disease using innovative techniques through research and multidisciplinary collaboration.



Make An Appointment

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at (520) 694-6690.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

UA Department of Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
PO Box 245072
Tucson, AZ 85724-5072

Office Phone: (520) 626-6670