Officers & Committees

The leadership of Western Vascular Society is our best asset!

President

Wei Zhou, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Professor, Surgery
University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center – COM
Tucson, AZ

President-Elect

Roy Fujitani, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Chief
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Vice-Chair, Surgical Education
University of California
Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, CA

Past Presidents

Vincent Rowe, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Michael S. Conte, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Edwin J. Wylie, M.D. Chair in Vascular Surgery
Co-Director, UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Limb Preservation
Director, Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Benjamin Starnes, MD
Professor of Vascular Surgery
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery
Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery
Alexander Whitehill Clowes Endowed Chair of Vascular Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Secretary-Treasurer

Ahmed Abou-Zamzam, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Loma Linda University Health
Loma Linda, CA

Incoming Secretary-Treasurer

Jason Lee, MD
Chief of Vascular Surgery
Stanford University Health Care
Stanford, CA

Recorder

Niten Singh, MD, FACS Chair
Director of the Limb Preservation Service at the Regional Vascular Center at Harborview
Professor of Surgery and Associate Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Historian

R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI
Medical Director, D. E. Strandness, Jr. Vascular Laboratory
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Program Committee

Elina Quiroga, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery
Associate Program Director of Vascular Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Jade S. Hiromoto, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery in the UCSF Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
President-Elect of the UCSF Medical Staff
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Karen Woo, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Benjamin Brooke, MD, PhD, FACS, DFSVS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Nii Kabu Kabutey MD, FACS (Chair 2022)
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of California, Irvine – College of Medicine
Irvine, CA

Kenneth Ziegler, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Cancer Hospital
Verdugo Hills Hospital
Los Angeles, CA

Sharon Kiang, MD, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

VSIG

Leigh Ann O’ Banion, MD, FACS (Chair 2023)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
University of California San Francisco
Fresno, CA

Gregory Magee, MSc, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Cancer Hospital
Los Angeles, CA

Kay Goshima, MD
Professor, Surgery (Clinical Series Track)
Director, Vascular Residency Program
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Membership Committee

Robert W. Chang, MD, FACS (Chair 2023)
Assistant Chair of Vascular Surgery, Northern California
Adjunct Investigator, KP Division of Research
Permanente Medicine
The Permanente Medical Group
South San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Christian Ochoa, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Keck Hospital of USC
Los Angeles, CA

Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA