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.
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.
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.
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B.S., Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX, 1999
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery,
American Medical Association
Northern California Vascular Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Sacramento Surgical Society
Society for Vascular Surgery
Society of Vascular Surgeons
Honors and Awards:
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, 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).