Digestive Diseases Research

Research at the UCLA Division of Vascular Surgery

Founded in 1951, UCLA is one of the leading, public research institutions in the world, ranking 14th out of the top 100 global universities in a 2022-2023 survey published by U.S. News & World Report.

UCLA consistently ranks among the top 10 institutions for research funding in the United States, and tied 1st among public universities. In fiscal year 2022-2023 $1.39B in extramural research funds were awarded to UCLA, over 2/3 of which ($1016M) came from federal or state resources.

All faculty in the UCLA Division of Vascular Surgery are engaged in research and mentoring students and trainees at all levels through research projects that address critical gaps in our understanding of disease processes relevant to our vascular surgery patients, utilizing rigorous methodologies and innovative approaches. 

Goals of Research Activities:
•    Advance understanding of optimal management of vascular disease
•    Improve clinical outcomes for patients with vascular disease

Current major research activity concerns:
•    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
•    Venous Insufficiency
•    Dialysis Vascular Access
•    Peripheral Artery Disease