Gregory G. Westin, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
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 completely subspecialty training in vascular surgery at New York University (NYU).
Dr. Westin offers patients a wide variety of time-tested surgical treatments such as the surgical creation of access for hemodialysis (AV fistulae and grafts), femoropopliteal or femorotibial bypass, endovascular or open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, anterior spine exposure, carotid endarterectomy, and all manner of catheter-based procedures for arteries and veins. In addition, he has experience with advanced new techniques currently only available in a few select centers, such as endovascular arteriovenous fistula creation, trans-carotid artery revascularization (TCAR), endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, and retrograde tibial artery endovascular treatments.
In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Westin is a skilled and enthusiastic educator, researcher, and participant in academic medicine. He has published over 15 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 chronic limb-threatening ischemia; current projects include a study of mesenchymal stem cells in ischemic skeletal muscle, angiogenesis in ischemic limbs, tissue nanotransfection, and the healing of diabetic foot 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.