Wei Zhou, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Surgery

Wei Zhou, MD, FACS, is a professor of surgery and the chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. She is an internationally recognized expert in surgical and percutaneous management of vascular diseases involving the carotid, aorta, and lower extremities. She has extensive experience in carotid stenting, complex endovascular aneurysm repair, and minimally invasive treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Zhou was on staff at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and Stanford University in California, where she was a professor of surgery. Additionally, she was the chief of vascular surgery at the VA Palo Alto Heath Care System. During her tenure at Stanford, Dr. Zhou developed a state-of-the-art modern vascular surgery practice in Palo Alto VA. Under her leadership, Palo Alto VA provided and continues to provide advanced endovascular interventions and comprehensive care to patients with vascular diseases.

Dr. Zhou is a recognized surgeon-scientist and an NIH-funded physician investigator. Her research program focuses on clinical outcomes of vascular interventions and the mechanistic investigation of atherosclerotic disease. She has received funding from the NIH, the American Heart Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Veteran Health Administration and is the principle investigator for more than 30 clinical trials. In addition, Dr. Zhou has authored or co-authored 120 peer-reviewed articles and 23 book chapters and has been invited to numerous national and international meetings for her thought leadership 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†


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