Dr. Greg Westin provides comprehensive care to patients with a variety of conditions involving the blood vessels. He graduated from Harvard College and completed his pre-medical studies at Columbia University. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed subspecialty training in vascular surgery at New York University (NYU) and is board certified in vascular surgery.
"Dr. Westin’s primary clinical focus is on treating patients with lower extremity wounds, including those related to diabetes, reduced blood flow, or vein problems such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He offers patients time-tested surgical treatments such as lower extremity bypass, angiography with angioplasty or stent placement, saphenous and perforator vein ablation, and iliac vein angioplasty and stent placement. In addition, he has experience with advanced new techniques currently only available in a few select centers, such as retrograde tibial artery endovascular treatments, surgical deep vein reconstruction, and percutaneous deep vein arterialization. Beyond his work to heal wounds, he also offers solutions for hemodialysis access from standard fistula creation to endovascular fistula creation and creating access despite blocked central veins in the chest; treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with endovascular (EVAR), fenestrated (FEVAR), physician modified, and open repairs; carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting (including TCAR); and all manner of catheter-based procedures for arteries and veins."
In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Westin is a skilled and enthusiastic educator, researcher, and participant in academic medicine. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in addition to many conference presentations, abstracts, and book chapters. During his time at UC Davis, he received a T32 Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health and obtained a master’s degree in clinical research. He has served on multiple local and national committees and taught trainees at various levels. He maintains a robust translational research agenda, primarily focused on preventing amputations due to diabetic foot wounds and limb-threatening ischemia (reduced blood flow); current projects include studies of mesenchymal stem cells in mice and humans, evaluation of new methods for assessing perfusion and imaging wounds, and the use of electroceutical dressings to treat and prevent biofilm formation in wounds.
Dr. Westin is committed to the idea that the best care for patients with vascular disease is built on conversations. This includes conversations with patients and their families to ensure that he understands patients’ goals and concerns as well as to help them understand as much as possible about their diseases and possible interventions. He also actively pursues conversations with primary care physicians, specialists in related fields, and other health care providers to help them understand vascular issues and to take advantage of their expertise.