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Misty Dawn Humphries, M.D. View profile as PDF

Misty Dawn Humphries

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Humphries believes comprehensive vascular care for patients with arterial and venous disease includes management of risk factors as well as disease treatment.  She incorporates new research technologies with traditional vascular care, and believes that patients should take an active role in treatment planning.  Dr. Humphries also welcomes open communication with families in support of a common mission of optimal patient care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Humphries specializes in open vascular and advanced endovascular treatment for arterial and venous disease.  Her primary clinic interest is in endovascular treatment of complex aortic aneurismal disease, as well as peripheral artery disease.  This has provided her the opportunity to speak on a national and international level about the use of advanced endovascular interventions in the treatment of complex aortic pathology, including aortic dissection and aneurismal disease.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Humphries' research focuses on outcomes and disparities in care for patients with critical limb ischemia.  Her goal is to identify new treatment strategies to prevent limb loss in this population with advanced arterial disease of the lower extremity.


Associate Physician Diplomate, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery


Vascular and Endovascular Care, Surgery - Vascular and Endovascular




Vascular Surgery


Vascular Surgery Clinic

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Vascular Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3800

UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove
9390 Bighorn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-683-3955

Additional Phone:

Fax: 916-734-3801
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station, Texas, 2003
B.S., Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX, 1999


University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2003


University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2004-2010


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010-2012

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 2010
American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery,

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Northern California Vascular Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Sacramento Surgical Society
Society for Vascular Surgery
Society of Vascular Surgeons

Select Honors and Awards:

Featured Speaker Veith Cook Fellow Luminaries Case Competiion, 2011

Winner, Pacific Northwest Endovascular Resident Skills Competition, 2010

Texas Department of Health Outstanding Rural Scholarship, 1999

Academic Honors, Texas AM University Corpus Christi, 1999

Class Vice-President, Texas A&M College of Medicine, 1999

Select Recent Publications:

Humphries MD, Pevec WC, Laird JR, Yao KK, Hedayati N, Dawson DL. Early Duplex Scanning after Infrainguinal Endovascular Therapy. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 53(2):353-8

Humphries MD, Dawson DL. Asymptomatic Bilateral External Iliac Vein Aneurysms in a Young Athlete: Case Report and Literature Review. J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010 Oct; 44(7) 594-6

King BM, Rossiter KN, Stines SG, Zahran GM, Humphries MD, York DA. Amygdaloid-lesion hyperphagia: impaired response to caloric challenges and altered macronutrient selection. Am J Physiol.1998 Aug: 275(485-93).

To see if Misty Dawn Humphries is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).