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 fields of vascular and endovascular surgery and podiatry through research and clinical trials.

What is Vascular & Endovascular Surgery?

The human body depends on circulating blood to survive. The heart pumps blood out to the body through arteries, and 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. Restricted blood return can lead to varicose veins, leg swelling, or leg ulcers, and weakened walls 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 minimally invasive therapy (endovascular). This specialty deals with all types of vascular disease, including carotid disease, PAD, aneurysm, dissection, dialysis access, varicose veins, and conditions resulting from external compression on arteries or veins.

The division is home to the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), a combined vascular and podiatry clinical and research team dedicated to advancing care of the diabetic foot and preventing amputations in Southern Arizona and beyond. Our podiatric team treats disease related to 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.

What's New in the Division of Vascular Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Craig Weinkauf for receiving the Notice of Award for his first #R01 grant from National Institute of Aging!

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

  • Mark Scanlan, PA

  • Amada Mendoza

We are excited to welcome our incoming vascular residents and fellows -

  • Joe Abuhakmeh, DO – Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program

  • Melissa D’Andrea, MD – Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

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